David Morales is in London this weekend (26 & 27 January 2013) performing at The Kings Of House at The Electric Brixton on Saturday night and Horse Meat Disco at The Eagle on Sunday night. David is also due to return to London to play at Ministry Of Sound on 23 March 2013. So it’s a perfect opportunity to look back at David’s most memorable remixes and tracks.
As a producer David is well known for his work with Mariah Carey having remixed many of Mariah’s tracks. The stand out remix is “Dreamlover” for which Marish re-recorded the vocals. David has also remixed many other tracks for Mariah Carey such as “My All”.
Mariah Carey – “Dreamlover” (Def Club Mix)
Mariah Carey – “My All” (Def Club Mix)
David Morales has also worked with many other artists, including Diana Ross and Jamiroquai:
Diana Ross – “The Boss” (Extended Remix)
Jamiroquai – “Space Cowboy” (David Morales Classic Remix)
David also produced many of his own tracks. “Needin’ U” was one of the biggest tracks of the summer of 1998. I remember paying about £11 for it on vinyl import! This was the era before downloads, let alone YouTube! The track samples Rare Pleasure “Let Me Down Easy” and The Chi-Lites “My First Mistake”. This video, shot in Ibiza, features appearances by Judge Jules, Sonique, Seb Fontaine, Jeremy Healy and Satoshi Tomiie. A second version, with a vocal track, was released in 2001.
David Morales – “Needin’ U”
Finally, here are some appearances by David Morales playing some classic 1990s house music on MTV’s “The Grind”. This show appeared on MTV in the mid-1990s and followed a similar format to Def II’s “Dance Energy” on BBC2 and featured the audience dancing in a studio to a live DJ.
David Morales – MTV’s “The Grind”
Tracks: David Morales & The Bad Yard Club ft. Delta – “Wind Up Your Body”; H20 ft. Billie – “Nobody’s Business”.
Tracks: Urban Soul – “Show Me” (Def Club Mix); Mighty Dub Katz – “Magic Carpet Ride” (Jasons Nevins Remix); Jaydee – “Plastic Dreams” (David Morales Mix); Sneaker Pimps – “Spin Spin Sugar” (Armand Van Helden’s Dark Garage Remix); Funky Green Dogs “Fired Up”.
Struggled to identify the tracks in this clip!
Tracks: Mariah Carey – “Joy To The World” (Celebration Remix); Livin’ Joy – “Dreamer”; Armand van Helden – “The Witch Doktor” (The Dark Ages Mix); David Morales / The Bad Yard Club – “In De Ghetto”