Aural History

Erick Morillo

Ahead of his headline all-night performance in The Box, we take a look back at the career of a true dance music legend.

Ahead of his headline, all-night, performance in The Box, we take a look back at the sounds that shaped dance pioneer Erick Morillo

EL General - "Muevelo" (Erick Morillo Remix)

Morillo's first big hit, the perfect mash-up of house and reggae, the single sampled T99 - "Anasthasia" and went on to become a platinum selling single.

Reel 2 Reel - "The New Anthem/Funky Budda"

Reel 2 Reel's first single did well in both the charts and the clubs and garnered a lot of attention for Morillo.

Reel 2 Reel - "I Like To Move It"

Reel 2 Reel's second single came out on Strictly Rhythm in 1993 and went on to become the biggest record of Morillo's career. From Ibiza to London to CGI Lemur's the record was a hit the world over, made Morillo a millionaire and thrust him into the jet-set life of the superstar DJ.

Reel 2 Reel - "Mueve La Cadera (Move Your Body)"

In 1996 Morillo released his second solo album, which spawned a number of singles, most notably "Mueve La Cadera (Move Your Body)".

The Erick Morillo Project - "Jazz It Up"

Fearing his crossover success would affect his credibility, Morillo threw himself into the world of 'respectable house music' with "Jazz It Up", released under his new The Erick Morillo Project" moniker. 

Erick Morillo Feat. P. Diddy - "Dance I Said"

After taking a long break from producing to focus on becoming one of the world's biggest and most respect DJs, Morillo went back into the studio in 2004 for My World - his first studio album under his own name. It featured collaborations with a variety of artists, most notablly Sean 'P Diddy' Combs on "Dance I Said".

Erick Morillo - "Dancin' (I Got The Pills)"

In the late noughies, Morillo began moving into a harder, progressive house, sound such as 2008's "Dancin' (I Got The Pills)".

Shawnee Taylor feat. Erick Morillo - "Love In Me"

Morillo's most recent release, "Love In Me" with Shawnee Taylor fully embraces the EDM sound that stormed the charts in 2012.

Get tickets to see Erick play all night long in The Box on 19th July at Ministry of Sound.

08 Jul 2014