John Morales (M+M - NYC)
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. John has recently completed a CD compilation for BBE, with new expanded editions of James Brown and the Four Tops, Marvin Ashford & Simpson and many more.
BLUE LIGHTS IN THE BASEMENT
Blue Lights In The Basement is a project centered around Disco, House, and Rare Groove that was founded in 2012 by DJ Who and Nacho Larache, with the support of Ezequiel Brid (S-Brid), owner and artistic director of berlinClub where BLB is based.
The monthly parties at berlinClub organized by BLB have been home to international icons including legendary producer and DJ John Morales (NYC), The Legendary Paul Trouble Anderson (UK), Terry Hunter (USA), Spen (USA), Bobby & Steve (UK), Phil Asher (UK), Zaf LoveVinyl (UK), Victor Simonelli (USA,) Patrick Forge (UK), DJ Nick The Record (UK), Waxist Selecta ( Francia) and many more, becoming an unmissable monthly date for fans of the genre.
They have also taken their sound to places like Jameos Festival 2016, Nubel (Museo Reina Sofía), Madrid Suena (Veranos de la Villa 2016), Enlace Funk Dance Party (2017-Sala Siroco), Groove Odyssey Ibiza 2018, Groove Odyssey End Of Year Party 2018 (Ministry Of Sound-Londres).