Erick Morillo is a Colombian-American DJ, music producer and record label owner. Having produced under a number of pseudonyms, including Ministers De la Funk, The Dronez, RAW, Smooth Touch, RBM, Deep Soul, Club Ultimate and Li'l Mo Ying Yang, Morillo is best known for his international work in house music, in particular for the label Strictly Rhythm, and the 1993 hit "I Like to Move It", which he produced under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real, and which was featured in commercials, movies and ringtones. His label Subliminal Records has produced the #1 Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit "Fun" by Da Mob, and won the Muzik magazine "Remixer of the Year" award in 1999. Subliminal also brought attention to artists like Eddie Thoneick, Carl Kennedy and DJ DLG. He is a three-time winner of DJ Awards "Best House DJ" in 1998, 2001 and 2003 and a three-time winner of "Best International DJ" in 2002, 2006 and 2009 receiving a total of 15 nominations in all from 1998-2010.
|Birth name:||Erick Morillo|
|Born:||Mar 26, 1971, New York City, New York, United States|
|Genres:||House, electro house|
|Occupation(s):||Disc jockey, producer|
|Labels:||Strictly Rhythm, Subliminal Records|
|Associated acts:||El General, Reel 2 Real, Jocelyn Brown, Harry "Choo Choo" Romero, José Nunez, P. Diddy, Audio Bullys, Terra Deva, Leslie Carter, Shawnee Taylor, Deborah Cooper, Duane Harden, Fiora, Eddie Thoneick, Alexandra Burke|
|Website:||Erick Morillo's Official site|
|Twitter:||Erick Morillo's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Erick Morillo's Facebook profile|
About Erick Morillo
Colombian-American Electronic DJ who, in 1999, released his remix of "Fun" by Da Mob. The track received Muzik Magazine's Remix of the Year Award.
He spent his formative years in Colombia, where genres like Salsa and Meringue heavily influenced his production aesthetic.
He is known for his many aliases, including: Ministers De la Funk, The Dronez, RAW, Smooth Touch, RBM, Deep Soul, Club Ultimate and Li'l Mo Ying Yang.
He was born in New York City.
In 2006, he collaborated with P. Diddy on the dance track "Dance I Said."
Information related to Erick Morillo
- The Jersey Sound - Club Zanzibar was a dance club that opened in 1979 at 430 Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey. Its presence in Downtown Newark, several blocks from what is today the headquarters of Audible, was noted for its influence on house music and garage house genres and scene.
- Colombian emigrants to the United States
- American house musicians
- Club DJs
- American dance musicians
- American DJs