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Soul Of Sydney and Our House Sydney are blessed to present one of the legends of New York Disco and an early pioneer of dance music production, remixing and DJ’ing – John Morales.

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Our House & Soul of Sydney: NYC DISCO LEGEND JOHN MORALES (Sunday Afternoon Set)


Soul Of Sydney and Our House Sydney are blessed to present one of the legends (not used lightly) of New York Disco and an early pioneer of dance music production, remixing and DJ‘ing – John Morales.

John has been involved in the creation of hit DISCO records for the better part of 30 years with over 500 songs on his own, and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). Known in the industry as an innovator and chance taker, John has always welcomed the challenge of working with new artists and can lay claim to being one of the originators of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Having worked, remixed or edited everyone from Marvin Gaye, Inner Life, Jocelyn Brown, Fantastic Aleems, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin, Evelyn Thomas, Fantastic Aleems, Brass Construction, War, Candi Staton, Loletta Holloway, First Choice, Salsoul Orchestra & Double Exposure just to name a few, expect John to give a FUNK & DISCO lesson covering 30+ years of the sound that shaped music as we know it today.

Local supports include Gian Arpino, Phil Toke, Alex Dimitriades, Phil Hudson & Soul of Sydney DJ’s

Special limited $15 presale tickets are available via email from either soulofsydney@gmail.com or ourhouse_sydney@optusnet.com.au. Also check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for more ticket info.

JOHN MORALES


In 1975 while working as a DJ in local Bronx club, John Morales realised that he wanted to lengthen the duration of some of his records. Back then the duration of most records was 3 to 4 minutes, so by using his TEAC 71/2 and a box of razor blades, John started splicing tape for endless hours and became one the first DJ’s to create the ‘extended mix’ (or ‘remix’ in it’s original form). In doing so, he realised that he could achieve a similar outcome by cutting, slicing and taping parts from different recordings. This formed the basis for his acclaimed (deadly) medleys. John says “I can still see the 100′s of edits zoom by every-time I play the tape”. John Morales started to release some of his reel to reel edits, medleys and remixes to Acetate via the Sunshine Sound (a NYC studio where DJ’s could bring their reel to reel tapes and have acetate copies cut one at a time), so that he could play these tracks at clubs. Greg Carmichael gave him his first mixing job after hearing some of his Sunshine Acetate mixes and these first two official mixes made him famous: ‘Dance and Shake Your Tambourine‘ by ‘The Universal Robot Band‘ and the classic ‘I’m Caught Up” by Inner Life. However some of his early mixes and edits, even those officially released, were and remain uncredited and so might not appear in his discography! John has worked for numerous acts and has been involved in the creation of over 500 songs – both on his own and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). John Morales can lay claim to being one of the most important figures in the creation of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Affair (John Morales Edit)

http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/m...vy-love-affair

Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin Live Rare Long M+M Long Beach 1981
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/t...eed-your-lovin

Inner Life -Aint No Mountain – Breakdown Mix

http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/i...-no-mountain-1

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Sandy Barber - I Think I'll Do Some Stepping (On My Own) [John Morales Vocal Mix]
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Dimitri From Paris, Danny Krivit, Joey Negro, and Kon et al do some great remixing and edits. However John Morales is on a whole different level.

Marvin Gaye - Want You (John Morales Acapella Dub)
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John Morales, Tom Moulton & Patrick Adams chat about some of the songs on previously released compilation - 'A Complete Introduction To Disco'

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Venue will be the UTS LOFT. Beautiful indoor/outdoor space

Limited discount $15 Tickets on sale at R.A --> http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?344721
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THIS SUNDAY KIDS! CATCH MORALES IN ACTION!

Marvin Gaye - Funky Space Reincarnation John Morales Unreleased Mix


Early 80s John Morales Mix on WBLS New York 01/10/82
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DISCOUNTED $15 TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM RA AT http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?344721. PRICE WILL INCREASE TO $25 ON FRIDAY 6PM, SO GET IN QUICK
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Sunday is going to be KILLER!!!

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A belated thank you to everyone who came down and made it such a special night. If anyone would like a recording of John's set from the night, email us at ourhouse_sydney@optusnet.com.au

Photos of the night are up on ITM at http://www.inthemix.com.au/gallery/3...il_1st/photo#1


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