RED BULL MUSIC: JOHN MORALES (M+M MIXES, BBE RECORDS) EXTENDED INTERVIEW | EARLY HOUSE DISCO FUNK SOUL DEEP BOOGIE


An early pioneer of the disco mix, John Morales was involved in some of the genre’s most important records.

LISTEN HERE

http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/john-morales-fireside-chat

John Morales was born in the Bronx, New York. He is recognized worldwide as one of the early pioneers of the disco mix. Having begun his career in 1975 as a local DJ in the Bronx, he also spun records for the US Armed Forces before he settled into the groove of his true calling. Realising he wanted some of the three or four minute-long records to last longer, he started splicing tape with his TEAC and in doing so, arguably invented the ‘extended edit’. After sending some of his mixes to acetate for other DJs, he was soon in demand on an official capacity and ended up being involved in the mix of some of disco’s most important records – big and small.

listen here http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/john-morales-fireside-chat

  1. 1 No Stoppin’ That Rockin’ Instant Funk BBE
  2. 2 I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) Inner Life Unidisc
  3. 3 Weekend Class Action feat. Chris Wiltshire Sleeping Bag
  4. 4 I Want You (All Tonight) Curtis Hairston Pretty Pearl
  5. 5 Let’s Do It Convertion feat. Leroy Burgess Sam
  6. 6 Itching For Love Mikki Emerald International
  7. 7 All Fall Down Five Star Tent
  8. 8 Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba) Julia And Company District Of Columbia
  9. 9 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer MCA
  10. 10 Somebody Else’s Guy Jocelyn Brown Unidisc
  11. 11 This Time Funk Deluxe Salsoul
  12. 12 Soul Recession (Club Edit) Double Exposure Soultronics
  13. 13 A Funky Space Reincarnation Marvin Gaye Polydor
  14. 14 Barely Breaking Even Universal Robot Band Red Greg             

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Soul Of Sydney & Our House Sydney are blessed to present a very special June Long Weekend event featuring renowned NYC DISCO & EARLY HOUSE producer and DJ, JOHN MORALES (M+M Productions, BBE RECORDS) & Sydney’s own disco king Stephen Allkins (Love-Tattoo). 

NYC Disco Legend : JOHN MORALES (M+M Productions, BBE RECORDS).
Sydney Disco Legend: Stephen Allkins [LOVE-TATTOO]
Frenzie (Groove Therapy)
Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney, Our House)
Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Friends
Jason Sennitt (Melbourne)
Michael Zac
Eadie Ramia

Tickets: – $10 – Early Bird Tickets (Sold Out)
$15 – Gen. Release.( On Sale Now)
$20 – Final Release (Soon)

On Sale Now -> www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?477361

Facebook Event -> www.facebook.com/events/494565210613267/

ABOUT OUR DJ’s
JOHN MORALES (NYC

John returns to Sydney after absolutely tearing the roof off our party in April 2012 and playing spots all over the world on the back of his killer new release.

M + M Mixes Vol III : NYC Underground Disco Anthems & Unreleased Edits out on BBE RECORDS

John has been involved in the creation of hit DISCO records for the better part of 30 years with over 1000 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.

STEPHEN ALLKINS [LOVE-TATTOO]

‘New York had Larry Levan, Chicago had Ron Hardy, Sydney had Stephen Allkins..’

We are excited to be also be hosting a very rare afternoon set from Sydney’s own home legendary DJ & Producer Mr Stephen Allkins.

Being one of the true pioneers of dance music in Sydney & playing the the very first disco clubs & warehouse parties from 1978, it is safe to say that Stephen Allkins aka [love] tattoo could rightly claim the trademark of “Mr.Disco”, his extensive record collection & his infamous sets over the years and legacy is also a testament to that.

He first started DJing in the late 70’s and has inspired a whole generation of DJ’s through his infamous sets at warehouse parties, raves and clubs over the years and some absolutely blissful production as [Love-Tattoo]

Expect a very special journey through the disco, funk & early house sounds that matter from the original DJ’s DJ who has seen it and done it all.

Who will also be playing along our own Soul of Sydney DJ’s, Phil Toke, Shan Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio – 2ser), Michael Zac & Eadie Ramia.

Facebook Event -> www.facebook.com/events/494565210613267/

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.

Please Note: Our last 4 parties have completely sold out so be sure to lock in a spot on the dancefloor early for this special show.

Email soulofsydney@gmail.com for updates and event info.

 

 

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Soul of Sydney #30: Our House Sydney Presents John Morales (BBE Records) at Spirit of House – 1.4.12


SPIRIT OF HOUSE  F copy

DISCO & EARLY HOUSE PODCAST: NYC DISCO LEGEND JOHN MORALES LIVE AT SPIRIT OF HOUSE (APRIL 2012)

LISTEN HERE

Part of a 4+ hour Disco & Early House lesson we were lucky enough to be part of in April 2012. Legendary NYC Disco Producer, Remixer & DJ John Morales played a very special Sunday afternoon ‘Spirit of House’ Set in April, Hosted by Our House Sydney & Soul of Sydney. (SEE BELOW FOR TRACK LISTING)

SPIRIT OF HOUSE SECRET BLOCK PARTY – JAN 27 (AUSTRALIA DAY SPECIAL)

FACEBOOK EVENT
http://www.facebook.com/events/181913985284580/

For everyone who is asking what we play at SPIRIT OF HOUSE:

STRICTLY NEW YORK DISCO, GARAGE, FUNK & EARLY HOUSE VIBES INSPIRED BY The DJ’s, Producers & Clubs who have helped shape House music over the last three decades; Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Glenn Underground, John Morales, Kerri Chandler, Ron Trent, Joey Negro, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit, Kenny Dixon Jr, Theo Parrish, Norman Jay, Lil Louis Masters At Work The Warehouse, Zanzibar, The Musik Box & The Paradise Garage.

TICKETS:

Early bird $5 Ticket/Donations on sale for members & people who RSVP
$5 on sale HERE –> http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?439421

PLEASE NOTE:

– This is a very special limited capacity (150 people) ticketed event
– Our last event completely sold out & we had to turn back 100+ people
– Venue details will only be released to ticket holders
– There will be NO DOOR SALES or Guest-list if we sell out again.
-Feel free to email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com if any questions etc
– we are doing this strictly for the LOVE of good music & amazing people, please feel free to spread the word to any of our friends who you think might dig the idea, thanks again.

TRACK LIST:

Now That We Found Love (John Morales Mix)
By Third World
1 Runaway Love
By Linda Crawford
2 Was That All It Was?
By Jean Carn
3 I’Ll Be Your Pleasure
By Esther Williams
4 “I Hear Music In The Streets”
By Unlimited Touch
5 Mainline
By Black Ivory
6 Can You Handle It
By Sharon Redd
7 Unknown
By Unknown
8 Dancer
By Gino Soccio
9 You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
By B.T. (Brenda Taylor)
10 You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
By The Jones Girls
11 Never Gonna Give You Up
By Barry White
12 Unknown
By Unknown
13 Let’s Do It
By Convertion
14 Unknown
By Unknown
15 All Over Your Face (John Morales Mix)
By Ronnie Dyson
16 Love Is The Message
By Mfsb
17 Boogie Wonderland
By Earth, Wind & Fire
18 Stomp
By The Brothers Jonson
19 Relight My Fire
By Dan Hartman
20 Love Sensation
By Loleatta Holloway
21 Unknown
By Unknown
22 Is It All Over My Face
By Loose Joints
23 We Got The Funk
By Positive Force
24 Spank
By Jimmy Bo Home
25 Let No Man Put Us Asunder
By First Choice
26 Over & Over
By Sylvester
27 Lets Groove
By Archie Bell & The Drells
28 Runaway Love (Remix)
By Linda Crawford
29 Sunshine Remix
By Rockers Revenge
30 Anther Star
By Stevie Wonder
31 See You When You Get There
By Lou Rawls
32 The Boss (John Morales Mix)
By Dianna Ross
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NYC DISCO legend John Morales live on Groove Scooter Radio, East Side FM


Check out this podcast of Legendary disco producer pioneer John Morales joined by Savage Gee on the Groovescooter show for an inspiring talk about acetates, edits and the music scene when he was in town a few months ago for our show.

Also stay updated as we bring you another pioneer of Disco & Early House sounds very soon too (updates via soulofsydney@gmail.com)

Check out the links below to hear some of the best dance music ever recorded.

PART 1:

PART 2:

PART 3:

PART 4:

PART 5:

PART 6:

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LIVE MIX: An afternoon with NYC DISCO LEGEND John Morales (M & M Mixes) Live @ Our House Sydney (SOULFUL DISCO EARLY HOUSE))


PART ONE OF A LIVE RECORDING OF A SPECIAL AFTERNOON WE HOSTED FEAT. WITH NYC DISCO LEGEND JOHN MORALES, RECORDED LIVE IN APRIL.

CLASSIC DISCO FUNK & EARLY HOUSE VIBES AT THEIR BEST.

THIS IS PART 1 OF A 4.5 HOUR MARATHON from a set that tore the roof of the LOFT at UTS!

e-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com for full set and download link & updates on our next throw downs..

JOHN MORALES ONLINE
JOHN MORALES SOUND CLOUD

RARE John Morales ‘Funk’ Mixtape! – GET ON THE FUNK TRAIN!


JOHN MORALES FUNK TRAIN MIXTAPE

  1. Bobby Womack – Across 110 Street
  2. James Brown -Give It Up, Turn It Loose
  3. People’s Choice – Do It Anyway You Wanna Do It
  4. WAR – “Galaxy”
  5. Parliament – Knee Deep
  6. Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa
  7. Booker T & MG’s – Melting pot
  8. SHARON REDD – Can You Handel It
  9. Glitter Band – Makes You Blind
  10. Funky Bunch – Juest Begun
  11. MFSB – Love Is The Message

Play @ MIX CLOUD

Soul of Sydney Block Party Presents: An Afternoon with NYC Disco Legend John Morales (Sun April 1st)

FACEBOOK EVENT

or Email soulofsydney@gmail.com for info & discounted tickets

Special limited $15 tickets are available from Resident Advisor –> http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?344721

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

TICKETS:

Special limited $15 tickets are available from Resident Advisor –> http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?344721

Also check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for tour news, mix-tapes and more 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 – Want You (John Morales Acapella Dub)
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/want-you-accapella-dub-final

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

Inner Life -Aint No Mountain – Breakdown Mix
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/inner-life-aint-no-mountain-1

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.ourhousesydney.com

 

NY DISCO: The Fantastic Aleems – Hooked On Your Love (John Morales Mix)


Cant get enough of these remixes! Morales is the man Behind the Desk for some of the biggest disco records, cant wait for him to drop the goodness this Sunday afternoon at UTS Loft.

Soul of Sydney Block Party Presents: An Afternoon with NYC Disco Legend John Morales (Sun April 1st)

FACEBOOK EVENT

or Email soulofsydney@gmail.com for info & discounted tickets

Special limited $15 tickets are available from Resident Advisor –> http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?344721

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

TICKETS:

Special limited $15 tickets are available from Resident Advisor –> http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?344721

Also check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for tour news, mix-tapes and more 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 – Want You (John Morales Acapella Dub)
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/want-you-accapella-dub-final

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

Inner Life -Aint No Mountain – Breakdown Mix
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/inner-life-aint-no-mountain-1

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.ourhousesydney.com

Seminal NYC DISCO, Early House: The Boss !


The Boss Breakdown Unedited Final Mix 2004

Disco Disco Disco ! Expression running right through this classic remix.

Soul of Sydney Block Party Presents: An Afternoon with NYC Disco Legend John Morales (Sun April 1st)

FACEBOOK EVENT

or Email soulofsydney@gmail.com for info & discounted tickets

Special limited $15 tickets are available from Resident Advisor –> http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?344721

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

TICKETS:

Special limited $15 tickets are available from Resident Advisor –> http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?344721

Also check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for tour news, mix-tapes and more 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 – Want You (John Morales Acapella Dub)
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/want-you-accapella-dub-final

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

Inner Life -Aint No Mountain – Breakdown Mix
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/inner-life-aint-no-mountain-1

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.ourhousesydney.com