Born to Puerto Rican parents in New York, Lehman started in the music business working for Manhattan record shop, VinylMania. Working there helped introduce him to names like Junior Vasquez, Victor Calderone and Tony Moran who were pioneers of the burgeoning house music scene that was taking over NYC nightlife in the 90s. Later his passion for the industry allowed him to become Director of Dance Promotions at A&M Records. A&M Records introduced him to major name artist such as Janet Jackson, Sheryl Crow and Sting. After forming a partnership with circuit party promoter, Jeffrey Sanker, Manny left his job at A&M Records to focus his energy as a full-time DJ and remix artist.