With the Summer season at an all-time peak and Pete Tong otherwise preoccupied with his global ventures, Danny Howard was back to sit-in for Pete Tong with an admirable return to the Essential Selection show on BBC Radio One this weekend. With the ranks of Pryda, Toolroom, Axtone and Size Records all flaunting new and exclusive music throughout, Calvin Harris would prove a recurring star of this annual injection of Friday night floor fundamentals.
It’s accurate to call Erick Morillo a true veteran of the scene — he’s been around longer than many of us have been able to walk. He’s kept fans dancing for over two decades with numerous productions, unforgettable club nights, and releases from his imprint label, Subliminal Records. Despite the joy of delivering music to fans, the stresses of DJing can eventually take a toll on even the most passionate of artists. From the outset, a DJ’s career seems like nothing more than lavish all expenses paid trips around the world, but if you pull back the glittery curtain you realize, as with anything, it’s not entirely fun and games. For Mr. Morillo it seems that after twenty plus years, he’s reached his breaking point and has decided to take a hiatus from the music world. In a post shared on his Facebook, he explains:
There comes a time when the body just can’t keep up with the hectic schedule and sleepless nights. Having pushed my body to the limits for many years, the time has come to take a break and refocus my attention on my health and well-being. I plan on returning stronger then ever to my passion of playing music and seeing you dancing on my dance floor. Until then, I like to thank all my fans for your enduring love and support! Hope to see you soon.
While we’re sad to see him go for now, we wish him well and hope to see him back behind decks with reignited strength and passion.
Governors Island has been one of the premier summer destinations for electronic music events in New York City, but Pacha NYC will be bringing the party to another location all season long. La Marina has been dubbed “New York’s hottest new outdoor venue” and will host DJs on the Hudson River beginning on June 1st with an unveiling from Erick Morillo. Also scheduled to perform at the brand new waterfront venue is Boris (June 22nd), and more announcements for summer 2013 are due to come soon.
While they’ve ditched the moniker, the trio known as Sympho Nympho have released “The Porno” as the follow up to “Conga Lust.” Getting explicit with an aptly titled figurative late night track, Erick Morillo returns with Harry Romero and Jose Nunez to deliver a sexy rolling beat with provocative samplings. A journey through a dance floor orgasm, “The Porno” offers the aura that has defined Subliminal‘s risqué afterhours attitude.
Only days after The New York Times profiled some of the big changes going on in Ibiza this summer (particularly Pacha’s resistance to skyrocketing superstar DJ fees), the Cipriani hospitality group is announcing some exciting new additions to the nightlife landscape on the Balearic Islands this summer. Giuseppe Cipriani, along with former Pacha programming directors Danny Whittle and Mark Netto, will be opening Bomba Ibiza during the week of the International Music Summit on May 22nd.
NYC-based duo Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano have teamed up with Erick Morillo, Harry Romero and Jose Nunez, to create the new track “Jungle Blood,” reputed with five times the big room punch. The Subliminal Records collaboration joins electro-heavyweights to generate a tribal anthem with a pounding drum beat and twisting synths. Heard on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Radio #031, the deep grooves and fiery sound will be sure to make an ample impression on this year’s festival circuit.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Skrillex, Pasquale Rotella, Dillon Francis.
Before taking his Subliminal squad to Miami’s Shelborne Pool next month, Erick Morillo has brought them together in the studio. Morillo, Harry Romero, and Jose Nunez — collectively known as Sypmho Nypmho — conjured a club beat for who else, but first lady Shawnee Taylor. “My Melody” serves as the follow up to October’s “Love In Me,” another holy matrimony within camp Subliminal. The latest offering from Morillo and his musical army strikes resemblance to classics like “Live Your Life” and “Stronger,” so take it on for size as the perfect fit for springtime club-goers.
Erick Morillo, Jose Nunez and Harry Romero ft. Shawnee Taylor – My Melody (Club Mix)
RPM announced today the long-awaited Erick Morillo and Subliminal Records show at the Shelborne Pool on Thursday, March 21. This party, along with RPM’s MixMash Pool Party with Laidback Luke and Friends at the National Miami, is going to be one of the many events worth checking out during Miami Music Week. It’s a perfect venue and show to warm-up with some pool-ready techy beats if you’re heading to Ultra Music Festival (or even if you’re just enjoying the parties). Don’t miss it.
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Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Dirty South, Major Lazer, Erick Morillo and more.
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