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David Morales



David Morales Bio

David Morales is a true vanguard in the world of dance music and the efforts of the Brooklyn native remain unparalleled.

A native New Yorker, David Morales grew up during dance music’s most influential era and frequented such legendary clubs like The Loft and the Paradise Garage . At the controls, the DJ, was more of an educator and less someone who came to play the hits as is prevalent in today’s scene. “The entire concept of DJ’ing has changed so much over the years. Back in the day, the DJ was not the focal point; the DJ was someone off to the side or in a corner and people just danced throughout the night. People don’t dance as much anymore which is sad,” Morales says.

After honing his skills at New York City’s most popular clubs David Morales embarked on a remixing career in the mid- 80’s. With opportunities starting to fly in Morales teamed with Chicago house music legend Fra nkie Knuckles and For The Record DJ Pool founder Judy Weinstein for the creation of Def Mix Productions to help manage remix requests and artist business affairs. Morales looks back fondly, “The name Def Mix was born when I began remixing records and it’s slang for “good” in that old school way. We had a team of musicians and engineers and the name became a name we did remixes under. We were a family. We were remixing so many records that we lived in the studio 24/7.”

To date, David Morales remixed and produced over 500 releases for artists including Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Eric Clapton, Pet Shop Boys, U2, Whitney Houston, and Jamiroquai. Morales was the recipient of the 1998 Grammy Award Nominee for Remixer of the Year after being nominated for the same award in 1997. Since first remixing Mariah Carey’s “Dreamlover” in 1993, he’s gone on to become one the pop diva’s go to remixers and went on to receive a 1996 Grammy Award Nominee for Producer of the Year on Mariah Carey’s album Daydream for the song “Fantasy.”

David Morales made his solo production debut in 1993 with the Mercury Records album David Morales & The Bad Yard Club “The Program.” In 1998 Morales released “Needin’ U” on his own label, DMI Records, under the alias “The Face.” The track licensed to Mercury Records UK soon became a #1 Dance Record and video which is still being licensed and covered around the world. Ultra Records releases Morales’ second album entitled “Two Worlds Collide” in 2005. The first single, “How Would U Feel,” proved successful on the dance floor while “Here I Am” performed by UK artist Tamra is prominently featured in the smash 2006 film, “The Devil Wears Prada”. “Feels Good,” performed by Angela Hunte landed a major position in the end credits of 2008 film “Don’t Mess with the Zohan”.