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David Morales (; born August 21, 1962) is an American DJ and record producer. In addition to his production and DJ work, Morales is also a remixer. Born in New York City, he is of Puerto Rican ancestry. Biography David Morales grew up in an influential era for dance music and was a regular at his native New York's fabled clubs such as the Loft and the Paradise Garage,. He also started his own night club in Brooklyn in 1981 at the Ozone Layer, taking cues from both the Paradise Garage and The Loft. His residency at the Ozone Layer (which lasted until 1986) led him to play at the Paradise Garage in 1983. He DJ'd at Club Zanzibar in Newark, New Jersey in the 1980s as well, home to the Jersey Sound brand of deep house or garage house.After Morales became a regular DJ during the mid-80s he began a remixing career, at the same time that remixing other artist became popular. Alongside Chicago house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles and For The Record DJ Pool founder Judy Weinstein, Morales founded Def Mix Productions to manage their work. Today, Def Mix continues to represent the estate of Frankie Knuckles, in addition to Quentin Harris and Hector Romero. David Morales has remixed and produced over 500 releases for artists including Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Eric Clapton, Seal, Pet Shop Boys, U2, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, and Jamiroquai. Morales was nominated for his first Grammy Award in 1996 as a Producer on Mariah Carey's album “Daydream” for the song “Fantasy”. He was nominated again the next year and won the 1998 Grammy Award for “Remixer of the Year”.David Morales' solo production debut came in 1993 with the Mercury Records album “David Morales & The Bad Yard Club”, “The Program”. In 1998, he released “Needin’ U” on the Def Mix label, DMI Records, under the alias “The Face.” The track licensed to Mercury Records UK soon became a #1 Dance Record and video which is still being licensed and covered around the world. Ultra Records released Morales’ second album entitled “Two Worlds Collide” in 2005. The single "How Would You Feel" was performed by Lea Lorien. “Here I Am”, performed by UK artist Tamra Keenan (Remixed by Kaskade), is featured in the 2006 film, “The Devil Wears Prada”. “Feels Good,” performed by Angela Hunte features in the end credits of 2008 film “Don’t Mess with the Zohan”. His latest single in 2019 "Freedom" was performed by Janice Robinson. In 2011 Ultra Records released Morales’ third album “Changes” featuring the vocals of Roisin Murphy formerly of the band “Moloko”, Ultra Nate, Tamra Keenan and Jonathan Mendelsohn. Since then Morales has released several tracks including The Red Zone Project Volumes 1, 2 and 3 and various others on the Def Mix Music label. In 2016 Morales had a single with Janice Robinson titled "There Must Be Love". This year he has done a collaboration with Luciano titled “Esperanza”. Morales has now started a new label with the afrohouse label MoBlack called MoDef.Morales is considered to be one of the first so-called superstar DJs. He has performed at many clubs around the globe, including numerous dates at Ibiza venues such as Pacha and Space. Morales also contributed to radio shows and released DJ mix compilations.Morales was an owner of Stereo nightclub located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a resident DJ, he played many 16 hour "La Vie en Stereo" sets, which happened monthly for 9 years.David has been a judge on “Top DJ”, a national television show broadcast on Italia 1, and was a model for Italian clothing designer Iceberg.In October 2018, Morales was arrested in Japan after he was found with 0.3g of MDMA in his possession at Fukuoka Airport prior to scheduled performances in Fukuoka and Tokyo. He was released without charge the same month. The maximum penalty for possession of MDMA in Japan is seven years in prison and a JP¥3 million fine. Discography Albums 1993: The Program 2004: 2 Worlds Collide 2012: ChangesMixed compilations 1994: United DJs of America, Vol. 4 1997: Ministry of Sound: Sessions Seven 2003: Mix The Vibe: Past-Present-Future 2011: Live & Remastered (disc 2)Singles David Morales 2001: "Winners", with Jocelyn Brown 2003: "Make It Hot", with DJ Pierre 2004: "How Would U Feel", with Lea-Lorién 2005: "Feels Good", with Angela Hunte 2005: "Here I Am", with Tamra Keenan 2006: "Better That U Leave", with Lea-Lorien 2006: "How Would U Feel '06", with Lea-Lorien 2011: "You Just Don't Love Me", with Jonathan Mendelsohn 2011: "Holiday", with Polina 2012: "Golden Era", with Róisín Murphy 2012: "Stay", with Polina 2012: "Planet Called Love", with Ultra Nate 2013: "7 Days", with Tamra Keenan 2015: "There Must Be Love", with Janice Robinson 2019: "Freedom", with Janice RobinsonThe Bad Yard Club All are collaborations with Sly Dunbar and Handel Tucker.1993: "Gimme Luv (Eenie Meeny Miny Mo)", with Papa San 1993: "Sunshine", with Stanryck 1993: "Forever Luv", with Anastacia 1993: "The Program", with Papa San 1994: "In De Ghetto", with Delta Bennett 1996: "In De Ghetto '96", with Crystal Waters and Delta BennettOther aliases 1987: "Do It Properly" (as 2 Puerto Ricans, a Blackman and a Dominican, with Ralphi Rosario and Clivilles & Cole) 1989: "Scandalous", (as 2 Puerto Ricans, a Blackman and a Dominican, with Ralphi Rosario and Clivilles & Cole) 1994: "Congo" (as The Boss) 1995: "Philadelphia", (as Brooklyn Friends) 1998: "Needin' U", (as David Morales presents The Face) 2000: "Higher", (as Moca, with Albert Cabrera and Deanna Della Cioppa) 2001: "Needin' U II", (as David Morales presents The Face, with Juliet Roberts) 2002: "Siren Of Love", (as 928) 2006: "Play", (as Brooklyn Friends) 2006: "Keep It Coming", (as The Face, with Nicki Richards)Selected remixes See also List of Puerto Ricans List of number-one dance hits (United States) List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chartReferences External links Official Web site Official Def Mix Web site Resident Advisor David Morales' on Discogs David Morales at IMDb Spirit of House Interview with David Morales Interview with DJ Times, 2005. 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