Few in the dance music world have reached the heights of DJ, producer and label-owner Erick Morillo. With a prominent career just shy of 20 years, the EDM tycoon has left colossal footprints in the industry. From the legendary hit that brought him fame in 1993 to the reputable Subliminal Records of today, Morillo is a name that has countlessly circled the globe impressing, inspiring, and entertaining fans. We’ve compiled a list below of what we feel are five notable highlights in Morillo’s career.
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1. 1993: Reel 2 Real’s “I Like to Move It”
A massive hit around the world, Reel 2 Real’s “I Like to Move It” is what really got the ball rolling in Erick Morillo’s career. The track flew up charts and since has arguably become a staple international dance hit. It’s even on Jock Jams Vol. 2. – straight classics.
2. 1997: The establishment of Subliminal Records
With almost 14 years of productions on its roster, Subliminal Records has become a major player in dance music, and has even given rise to sublabels Sondos, Sambossa and Subusa Records. The label , launched along with Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero and Jose Nuñez, has brought attention to artists like Eddie Thoneick, Carl Kennedy and DJ DLG.
3. 2001: Tribute to September 11 attacks during a set at Space, Ibiza
Years after an emotional set at Space in Ibiza, Morillo recalls: “I was playing the closing party of the Space Terrace straight after September 11th. I ended the night with Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York’. People were crying and waving American flags, everybody was singing. It’s my most emotional memory as a DJ.”
4. 2004: Release of his debut album, “My World”
“My World” was Morillo’s first studio album released under his own name. He collaborated with P. DIddy on three of the tracks producing dancefloor bombs like “Dance I Said”.
5. 2009: Quincy Jones compliments his bass line
Legendary producer and Morillo’s musical heroe Quincy Jones showed up to Pacha in Ibiza during an Erick Morillo – Louie Vega gig in the summer of 2009. In the booth, Jones made a remark that Morillo claims made that one of the proudest days of his life: “He told me he loved my bass line.”
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