starting John Morales (M&M/N.Y.C) & DJ Kaos (DFA/Jollyjams/ Berlin) & Lasermagnetic residents Johnny Hiller, Neil Thornton & John Gomez & friends over 2 rocking floors providing a melting pot of disco, house and rediscovered unclassics
Lasermagnetic’s monthly party at the Horse & Groom over 2 dance floors, great sound and Bozak rotary mixing console continues…For our September edition, we welcome 2 international DJ/producers.. John Morales from NYC, recognized worldwide as one of the early pioneers of Dance Mixing/Remixing, and producing beginning his career in 1975 as a local DJ in the Bronx and Berlin-Munich-Disco-Machine DJ Kaos, who has recorded and remixed for many quality independent labels including Rong/DFA, Italians Do It Better, Clone and his very own Jolly Jams plus Magnetic residents Johnny Hiller & Neil Thornton & support from John Gomez. You know this is gonna make you dance !
DJ John Morales-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 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. He’s recently completed mixing recordings for CD compilation releases under M&M for BBE, that contain new expanded editions of James Brown and the Four Tops, Marvin Ashford & Simpson and many more.
Dj Kaos is an integral part of the Berlin underground scene, producing a variety of twisted dance music for a number of years now. His first single was a collaboration with Ash Ra Temple’s Manuel Goettsching (of E2-E4 fame.) He's performed all over the Globe, from Europe, Japan, Australia to the US. He has released original music on such seminal dance labels as Eskimo, Clone, For Discos Only, as well as early singles for Rong Music and now Rong/ DFA. His remixes have proven in demand, remixing everyone from !!! (Chk Chk Chk) to Roxy Music to the New Young Pony Club. Kaos is a part of the exclusive K7 Records DJ Kicks mix series with his eclectic mix released in 1995, as well as his full-length solo LP released on K7 in 2005. He also participated in the Faith Records "Collectors Series" with a mix CD entitled "Danse, Gravite Zero" created with Sal Principiato of the legendary NYC group Liquid Liquid. DJ Kaos With his smash hit "Love the Nite Away" [Rong/DFA] made its way to the Top Tracks of Pitchfork USA, Resident Advisor and Top Singles on DFA. As he never rests the next extraterrestrial 12" is on it's way! Kosmischer Rückenwind/ Rough Side on Clone Loft Supreme Series. Mr Kaos with a debut on Clone records. Main title is Kosmicher Ruckenwind which is a magnificent piece of almost psychedelic kraut rock inspired disco house with trippy guitars and spaced out sounds. Its sounds almost like Manuel Göttsching and Pink Floyd were jamming with Kaos. 12 minutes, and not 1 minute to long. DJ Kaos' "Horny Morning Loop" with outstanding remixes by TVS & Aera and Dr.Dunks will be Vinyl, digitally released on Monday, October 18th on his new imprint Jolly Jams http://www.facebook.com/JOLLYJAMS