The momentum started building in early '70s New York, when a barely 10-year-old Danny first got the feel of vinyl in his hands. Enthralled by the music of artists like The Trammps, Marvin Gaye, African Hugh Masekela, and Giorgio Moroder, he started to collect records. In 1979 he discovered legendary nightclub Paradise Garage, where DJ Larry Levan's rich, genre-less blend of music seemed to mirror his own "no boundaries" policy. Inspired, Tenaglia would soon embark on a successful career as a DJ and producer. His discography includes remixes for artists such as Depeche Mode, Madonna, Green Velvet, Yoko Ono, Blondie, The Orb, Faithless, Janet Jackson and many more. The title of his 1995 debut artist album on New York's Tribal Records described his sound perfectly: Hard & Soul.