David Morales is a New York-based house music DJ and producer. Morales is one of the world's most renowned DJs and usually tours all over the globe, including the Spanish island of Ibiza, where he usually spends his summers.
As a producer, Morales' greatest hits were "Needin' U" and "Higher". The first, released in 1998 under the pseudonym David Morales presents The Face, features samples from the Chi-Lites' "My Favorite Mistake" and Rare Pleasure's "Let Me Down", and was re-released in 2001 with vocals by house diva Juliet Roberts. "Higher", co-produced by fellow producer Albert Cabrera and released under the pseudonym Moca feat. Deanna, features a sample from Dennis Coffey's "Scorpio" and vocals by Deanna Della Cioppa. It was released in 2000. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Morales [Apr 2005]
Born in 1961 in Brooklyn to Puerto Rican immigrants, Morales clawed his way to the top of clubland from humble beginnings. He dropped out of school at 14, and worked a day job as a cook while DJing nights at seminal clubs like the Loft and Paradise Garage. Hooking up with early DJ management outfit For the Record, Morales gradually built a reputation as one of New York’s hottest DJs.
Joining forces with Frankie Knuckles to form the remix team Def Mix, Morales was one of a few visionaries to take ‘70s disco to a new level, which came to be known as house. Many of the trademarks of today’s dance music, such as vocal breaks and piano and strings riffs, were pioneered by Morales and Knuckles in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.
In the ‘90s Morales became known, even more than a club DJ, as remixer to the stars. He dropped dance remixes for, among others, Jody Watley, Pet Shop Boys, Maxi Priest, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai, Bjork and the Spice Girls. While only occasionally issuing material under his own name, he did score a clubland hit with the 1994 single “In de Ghetto.”, and again in 1997 with “Needin' U”
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