John Morales

John Morales

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John Morales
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In 1975, while being DJ for a few years in local Bronx clubs, John Morales realised that he wanted to make some of his records last longer in time, back then most were in the 3/4 minutes range... So by use of his TEAC 71/2 and a box of razor blades John started splicing tape for endless hours and so became most probably one the first DJ to create the 'extended mix' (or 'remix' in its original form). In doing so he realised also that he could achieve a similar thing by cutting, slicing and taping parts from different recordings and so was born the basis for his (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 and later anyone 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' for Universal Robot Band and the classic from Inner Life: 'I'm Caught Up". However many of his early mixes and edits, even officially released, were and remains uncredited and so might not appear in his discography ! John has been working for numerous of acts and has been involved in over 500 songs. Both on his own and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions) with Sergio Munzibai. John Morales is truly one of the most crucial originator of the extended mix, remix and re-edit idea, anyone in that field own him tribute.
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John Morales Discography

Albums

RA.EX212 John Morales RA.EX212 John Morales(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX212 UK 2014

Singles & EPs

MH-2001 John Morales & Cherie (12) John Morales & Cherie (12) - Rock The House (Oh My God)(12") Megatone House Records MH-2001 US 1989 Sell This Version
MT-187 John Morales Heart Of Stone(12") Megatone House Records MT-187 US 1991 Sell This Version
TC-106 Steel Vagina Featuring Johnny Morales* / Ultrasound (7) Featuring D.J. Kut-Fast* Steel Vagina Featuring Johnny Morales* / Ultrasound (7) Featuring D.J. Kut-Fast* - Is Elvis Presley Jesus Christ? / Revenge(12") Mega-Tech Records TC-106 US 1992 Sell This Version
BBE270SLP2 John Morales The M+M Mixes (Record Store Day Dubs Special 12 Inch)(12", Ltd, Cle) BBE BBE270SLP2 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
DJ Spen & John Morales Presents Spencer Morales Feat. Randy Roberts (4) DJ Spen & John Morales Presents Spencer Morales Feat. Randy Roberts (4) - Without Your Love (Single) Quantize Recordings US 2016 Sell This Version
none John Morales Prince Medley(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Sunshine Sound none US Unknown Sell This Version
none John Morales Only You(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Sunshine Sound none US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

John Morales The M&M Mixes: NYC Underground Disco Anthems + Previously Un-Released Exclusive Salsoul Mixes (Comp) BBE UK 2009 Sell This Version
John Morales The M+M Mixes Volume 2: NYC Underground Disco Anthems & Previously Unreleased Exclusive Disco Mixes (Comp) BBE UK 2011 Sell This Version
John Morales The M+M Mixes Volume 3 (Comp) BBE UK 2013 Sell This Version
John Morales Club Motown (Comp) Universal UMC UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
CLUBMO001 John Morales Motown Divas(2x12", Comp) Universal UMC CLUBMO001 UK 2014 Sell This Version
CLUBMO002 John Morales Club Kings(2x12", Comp) Universal UMC CLUBMO002 UK 2016 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

QTZCOMP 013CD John Morales All Q'd Up(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) Quantize Recordings QTZCOMP 013CD UK 2016 Sell This Version