Danny Tenaglia was, for many years, one of the more hardworking DJs in the house music world. Like many of his era, he was a fan of doing sets that were around 412 hours long, and his output in the studio was just as prolific too. And for a while in the 1990s, he was also one of the names on speed dial at record labels looking for remixes of their next pop hit.

He’s still around today, of course – and over the weekend, Defected confirmed he was joining the likes of Carl Craig, Low Steppa and the rest at their festival in Croatia this year. As part of this carefully choreographed blitz of publicity, label boss Simon Dunmore posted – not for the first time – about how he tried back in 2007 to get him onto their own House Masters series.


It never happened, of course. Quite why remains unknown – although if Tenaglia finally signs up and agrees to be part of the project in 2022, I just hope Defected doesn’t order too many T-shirts this time around. However, those people who have been keeping an eye on Tenaglia over the past few years might feel somewhat confused as to what’s going on.

Back in 2012, Tenaglia announced in a lengthy and terribly rambling Facebook post that he was “resigning” – his own word, not mine – from the world of DJing. Aside from one other gig which he’d already committed to, he’d basically had enough. The news was reported far and wide – Australian news outlets covered it, and it was even mentioned on Defected’s website.

Judging by the fact he continues to DJ to this day, I can only guess his resignation wasn’t accepted…

By The Editor

Editor-in-chief at Amateur’s House.