ISM Records proudly bring you the legendary New York DJ & Producer John Morales a man who has worked and mixed for hundreds of artists throughout the 70''s & 80''s and into the present day. The roll call is more than impressive to say the least and includes including Jocelyn Brown, Candi Staton, Teddy Pendergrass, Loletta Holloway, Class Action just to name a few.
Never one to rest up John is currently remixing the forthcoming Odyssey single 'Weekend' for ISM Records and regularly travels the globe to play amazing records.
Joining John on the night ISM Records Production crew and DJ team Yam Who? and Electric Boogie will be spinnig a mix of seriously heavy grooves, disco delights and foot thumping funk.
A little bit of history about John
In 1975 while being a DJ for a few years in local Bronx clubs, John Morales realised that he wanted to make some of his records last longer in time, back then most were in the 3 to 4 minutes range... So by use of his TEAC 1// Reel to Reel machine and a box of razor blades John started splicing tape for endless hours and so became one the first DJ's to create the 'extended mix' (or 'remix' in it's original form). In doing so he realised that he could achieve a similar thing by cutting, slicing and taping parts from different recordings and so was born the basis for his (deadly) medleys. John says "I can still see the 100's of edits zoom by every-time I play the tape". John Morales started to release some of his reel to reel edits, medleys and remixes to Acetate via the Sunshine Sound (a NYC studio where DJ's could bring their reel to reel tapes and have acetate copies cut one at a time), so that he and later anyone could play these tracks at clubs. Greg Carmichael gave him his first mixing job after hearing some of his Sunshine Acetate mixes and these first two official mixes made him famous: 'Dance and Shake Your Tambourine' for Universal Robot Band, and the classic from Inner Life: 'I'm Caught Up". However many of his early mixes and edits, even though they where officially released, were and remains uncredited and so might not appear in his discography! John has been working for numerous number of acts and has been involved in over 500 songs. Both on his own and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions) with Sergio Munzibai. John Morales really is truly one of the most crucial originators of the extended mix, remix and re-edit idea, anyone producing in that field today owes him a tribute.