John Morales, Melting Pot
After making such a hit debut with us at the start of last year, we would crazy not have John Morales back at Melting Pot. That was a special night with John playing lots of his unique M+M mixes. He loved the Glasgow crowd, so it's round two at the end of June!
He relaunched his career in the late 2000s, after taking a decade out, with new remixes of Ashford & Simpson and Marvin Gaye.
His remixing talents were further exposed on the three compilations he's had out on BBE Music, which included new remixes of classic Salsoul Records, and more recently on his Club Motown album. With further remixes on Far Out Recordings and Quantize Recordings making him a must check artist on new releases.
He's got a hectic DJ schedule with dates across the world on a weekly basis; appearances at the legendary Southport Weekender and most recently a resident at Glitterbox at Space, Ibiza with the likes of Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco, Louie Vega and more!
John Morales was born in the Bronx, New York and has been involved in the creation of hit records for the better part of 30 years, playing at spots like Stardust Ballroom, Pippins, Bentleys, Limelight and the infamous Studio 54. Like many DJs of the 70s, John ventured into the studio more through need than necessity, making medleys and remixes because the records in those days were too short and being a DJ, he needed to get more out of the records he was spinning. His now infamous ‘Deadly Medleys’ and ‘Sunshine Acetate Medleys’ brought him to attention of New York disco producers Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams who were impressed by the hunger and desire of the self-taught engineer. A meeting at New York’s influential WBLS radio station, where Cuban-born Sergio Munzibai worked as musical director alongside Frankie Crocker (and later at Motown Records), would signal the next chapter in Morales’ career resulting in the most prolific remix partnership in the 1980s and 90s.
M&M productions have over 650 mixes to their name, with ground-breaking records for the likes of Class Action, Jocelyn Brown, Shakatak, Miami Sound Machine, The Temptations, Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, Spandau Ballet, Aretha Franklin, Shalamar, Hall & Oates, Candi Station, Billy Ocean, The Commodores and even Peter Schilling and Rod Stewart. In fact, just about every major artist of the day was in some way retouched by the hands of Morales & Munzibai.