Monday, 19 September 2011

Itch vs Phreak presents NYC Legend - John Morales


After eight years of doing sporadic, nomadic and sometimes secret underground parties in the city, we continue to lead the way with something fresh for Preston...

ITCH vs PHREAK presents NYC Legend JOHN MORALES...

EXIT, PRESTON
SATURDAY 15th October
10-3AM

Expect a Bronx style DJ battle with some very special guests.

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JOHN MORALES
(NYC Legend // M&M Mixes // Paradise Garage Tour // Southport Weekender)

"In music, and especially in underground music, the word 'legend' is thrown around to the point where it loses all meaning. What is a legend? It's someone who broke the mold - someone whose sounds, techniques - even his style - changed things forever. It's a pioneer that everyone who followed after emulated, whether consciously or not. In dance music, the person you're talking about is John Morales". 5chicago.com

In case you don't already know about this prolific Remixer/Producer/DJ, here's a brief low down of his career:

Hailing from New York, in the 70's and 80's John Morales ran with the crew that practically invented house music!

Notching up 500+ tracks over the last 30+ years, John has mixed some of the biggest dance music tracks of all time, and is most famous for producing hits for Jocelyn Brown, First Choice, Inner Life, Teddy Pendergrass, Candi Staton, Loletta Holloway, Skyy, Universal Robot Band, War, The Fatback Band, Salsoul Orchestra, Logg & Brass Construction.

As as DJ, John guested in clubs all over the Bronx and New York, starting at Stardust Ballroom (where a young Jellybean Benitez had worked) before going on to play at 1018 and Studio 54.

John started his production career making his own edits before getting his first real breaks with Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams.

With M&M Mixes production partner Sergio Munzibai, John is the man behind an endless list of salsoul and disco classics which were played by Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage, as well as influencing Arthur Baker, Tony Humphries, Juan Atkins, Marshall Jefferson, Dimitri From Paris and so many more.

John recently released M&M Mixes Vol II on BBE Records to critical aclaim and has been busy in the studio working with Eddie Kendricks, Chanelle, DJ Meme, Teena Marie, and Marvin Gaye's 40th Anniversary 'What's Going On' Remastered LP.

Spinning in the UK at the Southport Weekender, Horse & Groom, East Village, Alibi, Bar 137, Zunday Zocial, Soup Kitchen and Leaf Cafe, John has also DJ'd all over Europe, and did the Paradise Garage Tour this year with Victor Rosado & Lenny Fontana.

Expect everything from killer house tracks by Kenny Dope, Osunlade, Joey Negro, Kerri Chandler, Danny Krivit & Greg Wilson, to the finest nu disco, plus a pile of his own classic mixes. We can't wait to hear John play in Preston!

Even more info:
http://www.5chicago.com/features/april2011/john-morales/
http://www.disco-disco.com/djs/john-m.shtml
http://www.discomusic.com/people-more/4680_0_11_0_C/

Music:
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales
http://www.beatport.com/artist/john-morales/136991
http://www.traxsource.com/index.php?act=search&ss=John+Morales&sc=artists
http://www.johnmoralesmix.com/

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WATSON (itch // Fatcity)

Collecting records for the last 20+ years, you can always guarantee taste maker WATSON will be at the forefront of the next big thing...

With rumours circulating of a soon to be released debut single, 'Ease Along' on limted 12" (backed with a remix by fellow itch resident COTTAM), being set to blow up in the nu-disco and slomo house loving clubs, we're pleased to bring you his first outing under his new production guise.

http://itchpreston.blogspot.com/
http://soundcloud.com/itch

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FRASER TODD (Joint Custody // City Love)

Having recently played big local events such as For No Reason and CityLove Festival, Fraser has also DJ'd at the likes of Pacha London, Back to Basics and Sankeys.

Fraser has a reputation for playing eclectic blends of electronic and disco influenced grooves, retaining an element of surprise in his sets whilst always going down well with the crowd. After his last Preston set back in August, we're looking forward to his itch debut.

http://soundcloud.com/joint-custody-2

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BEATPHREAK (Phreak // Fatcity // Jack To Phono)

In the Phreak corner we have heavy weight DJ and producer, Beatphreak. Having released records on Fatcity, Jack to Phono and Subtone, his tracks are as at home in the club as they are in film scores.

With a DJ career spanning 20+ years, this guy's played all over the world as well as being a regular at Manchester's Friends & Family.

Diversely remixing artists from Joey Negro to Orbital, as well as releasing his own dubfunk outings with MC Kwasi, Beatphreak will be dropping some new edits that he's prepped especially for the night!

http://www.beatphreak.com/
http://soundcloud.com/beatphreak

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PAUL THORNTON (itch // Dig Deep // Trailer Trash // City Love)

Part time insomniac, DJ, radio jock, itch resident, Trailer Trash crew, Beatherder Festival veteran, and general vinyl horder, Paul is steadily building a reputation as one of Preston's finest eclectic selectors.

www.digdeepradioshow.blogspot.com
http://www.mixcloud.com/paulthornton/
http://soundcloud.com/paulthornton
http://soundcloud.com/digdeepradioshow


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Saturday 15th October
Exit, Preston
10-3am

>> JOHN MORALES <<
 (NYC Legend // M&M Mixes // Paradise Garage Tour // Southport Weekender)

+ WATSON (itch // Fatcity)
+ FRASER TODD (Joint Custody // City Love)
+ BEATPHREAK (Phreak // Fatcity // Jack To Phono)
+ PAUL THORNTON (itch // Dig Deep // Trailer Trash // City Love)

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