John Morales, Cyclist, A Digital Needle, Groove Institute
United Soul & Beam Me Up proudly present
✦✦JOHN MORALES (M+ M Productions, NYC)✦✦
Saturday December 6, 2014
Revival Bar - 783 College Street Toronto
We are very excited to announce the Return of Legendary New York DJ, Producer and Remixer John Morales. The vibe, energy & music was so good the last time around that we decided to do it again. John will be celebrating the release of his new project CLUB MOTOWN which features out-of-print 12" dance mixes & some unreleased bonus mixes by the man himself. This is sure to be another AMAZING night at Revival Bar. Save the DATE!!!
✦Groove Institute (Solid Garage Toronto)
✦A Digital Needle (Beam Me Up)
✦Cyclist (Beam Me Up)
Hosted by Carlos Hotstepper (Bump N' Hustle)
Doors: 10pm to 4am
Cover: $10 / $15 Tickets via Resident Advisor, $20
Info: [email protected]
John Morales Bio:
DJ John Morales was born in the Bronx and has been involved in the creation of hit records for the better part of 30 years, playing at historic NYC spots like Stardust Ballroom, Pippins, Bentleys, Limelight and the infamous Studio 54.
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, Rod Stewart & many more!
Over the past few years, John Morales has completed 3 incredible compilations for the highly respected British label BBE (Barely Breakin Even). Few can match his contributions to the world of Dance Music be it soul, funk, disco to today’s house music.
John Morales is considered one of the true legends of the mix. And his work some thirty years later continues to be cutting edge and inspiring.