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Erick Morillo the Colombian-American DJ and Producer dies


Erick Morillo the DJ and Colombian-American Producer dies at the age of 49.


Born in New York in 1971, he started very early to develop his talent and at the age of eleven he was already playing in different local parties, weddings and graduation parties in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where he moved in his childhood. His way of combining different styles quickly made him a reference point, and in 1992 he already obtained a platinum record with 'Muévelo'.


Later , He met Marc Anthony , ( who at that time was not the famous singer he is today), and began to be heard in all the Clubs and Discotheques of the planet under the Strictly Rhythm label. 


However, his greatest success would not come until 1993 with 'I like to move it', a song that reached 89th place on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 list and fifth place in the UK. The song was used in countless commercials and was also featured in the film 'Madagascar' as early as 2005. He has also won awards such as Best House DJ at the DJ Awards and three victories as Best International DJ.


For over a decade, Erick Morillo, was one of the icons of the island of Ibiza, with his Subliminal Sessions, which took place in the legendary Pacha Club every Wednesday. 


He was without doubt the driving force behind the careers of countless famous DJs today, as they were introduced to the island in their weekly sessions, such as Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, David Guetta, Harry Romero, Bob Sinclair, among many others, who thanks to his drive achieved world fame after their appearances at his party.  

Many of them after appearing in Morillo's sessions, managed years later to have their own sessions in the same Club where they were presented by him, achieving previously unimaginable successes. 


The sessions were so exciting that he made people vibrate until 08.00 in the morning, nobody wanted him to stop!



He did part of the mornings at the Café Olé , We love Sundays , in the Openings and Closings of Space Ibiza, really a key part of the Ibiza parties, it didn't matter if it was day or night, in any situation, he managed to involve the public in such a way that they applauded him as the great international star, who he was, is,  and always will be.  


We feel a deep sadness with the loss of this great producer and DJ, charismatic without equal, which for many years made many people happy and that certainly will not go unnoticed, becoming a reference for future generations of both DJs and music lovers.


Morillo with Pepe Roselló the owner of Space Ibiza





By Paul Ross

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