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Johnny Dynell

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Johnny Dynell (born John Savas) is a New York City DJ and impresario who has been practicing his art and craft for over two decades. A favorite of New York’s downtown art and fashion crowds, Dynell started his DJ career at the seminal Mudd Club in 1980 and has worked at almost every major New York nightclub since including Danceteria, The Pyramid Club, Club 57, Area, Boybar, The Tunnel, Twilo, Vinyl, The Roxy, The Limelight, The Palladium, Nell’s, Susanne Bartsch’s Copacabana, Crobar and scores of other New York clubs, lounges and venues. He has also appeared in dozens of cities nationwide and worldwide.

In 1990 Dynell, along with his wife writer Chi Chi Valenti, fashion designer Kitty Boots, dancer/choreographer Richard Move and actor Brian Butterick AKA Hattie Hathaway, founded the performance club Jackie 60. Located in New York’s Meat Market, Jackie 60 was for ten years a center of New York art performance.

As a recording artist Dynell has been on Atlantic Records, Arista Records, Epic Records, Tribal Records, and as a song writer has collaborated with Malcolm McLaren and Pink Martini.

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