The New York City House & Disco legend joins us for an intimate night at HI SO - after smashing the last few European summers playing everything from Defected Croatia, Glitterbox Ibiza & the Liverpool Disco Festival, we're delighted to have John back on our shores.
He's just released 'All Q'd Up vol.II" and is the subject of a new documentary on his life "Disco Confessions, a life in the mix" celebrating nigh on 50 years in the game.
DJ Support comes from Melbourne party-boss, Eddie Mac, Huia's disco don, Nigel Love, and your ol' mate Murry Sweetpants, Get in early for your tix as this is a limited capacity event and you won't want to miss it.
If you need more reasons to join in, check out this bit of bio info on John Morales right here;
DJ John Morales was born in the Bronx, New York and has been involved in the creation of hit records for the better part of 40 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 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 released CD compilations for BBE, with new expanded editions of James Brown & the Four Tops, Marvin Ashford & Simpson and many more. As well as 2 volumes of his own productions “All Q’d Up” on Quantize Recordings.