Angel Moraes is known as the DJs Producer and the dance-floors DJ. It all began in the summer of 1978, when roller rinks were rockin, block parties were bumpin, and the sounds of disco ruled the New York airwaves. That was the year Brooklyn-born and raised DJ/Producer Angel Moraes discovered his lifes passion in music. At just 9 years old he purchased his first record, Frankie Vallies Swearing to God, starting him on a path that would ultimately take him around the world.
Angel came of age in the golden era of NYCs legendary disco and house scene. Always on the prowl for inspired sounds, in 82 he was a regular for the late night underground groove at Jellybeans Funhouse. However, it wasnt until a friend introduced him to the magic of the Paradise Garage that he discovered home. The Garage wasnt just another club for Angel, it was everything, like living in a dream. When you have danced in a place that amazing - you start to set pretty high standards. The Garage sparked a fire in Angel that he carries till today.
While spinning at a house party early in his career, a chance encounter with veteran producer Victor Simonelli turned into a studio session. Angel was a natural. In 1993 he sacrificed the security of his day job, traded in his beloved sports car and founded Hot n Spycy Recordings. From his very first productions The Moraes Sound was making waves. His creative approach to engineering and mastering, mixing up deep beats, dirty bass lines, industrial sounds, and stirring vocals established Angel as a highly respected and sought after Producer and Remixer - including projects for The Pet Shop Boys, KD Lang, Jamie Myerson, Jocelyn Brown, Loleatta Holloway, and most recently Suzanne Palmer, Roy Davis Jr., and Dana Divine (please see Discog for complete list).
With the 1995 release of the now classic underground anthem ..Welcome to the Factory.., word rapidly began to spread, the tracks began to chart, and Angel..s skills in the booth came into heavy demand. An intensive touring schedule has made him a well-known name and a regular favorite throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Angel opted on Montreal, Canada to establish his long-coming inspiration .. a custom analog sound system that would rival all others. After two years of painstaking planning, in 1998 the Stereo afterhours club was born. Soon after opening, the custom designed installation became a Mecca for international dance-floor aficionados and talents alike, all seeking to take part in what has been described as a ..one-of-a-kind.. experience. Angel continues to explore and expand upon his sonic achievements. In 2005 Angel completed a custom sound installation at Boston..s Underbar .. where he holds down a monthly residency going into its second year.
In the grand tradition of New York City..s legendary nightlife, November 2006, Angel brings home a life long dream with the opening of Stereo, NY. Complete with his signature Moraes sound, twice monthly Angel will be presenting his Dark & Delicious night.
2004 marked the launch of Soundworks, Angel..s custom-built recording studio (www.angelmoraes.com). Angel..s renewed creative energy in the studio has captured the attention of both industry heavyweights and music lovers alike. Angel..s recent releases, including, the anthem You Should..ve Said (I Love You) ft. Dana Divine, on Stealth Records, the follow up Music is your life (keep on dancin..), ft. Dana Divine on Star 69, underground remix hit The Freaks on Nuuf Music have been rocking dancefloors worldwide.
2006 releases include: Tell Me, Angel..s Dream Mix on Tweek..d, Stay Around (For This) remix and edit on Subliminal/Milk & Sugar, What I..m Saying ft Dana Divine original production, and the Roy Davis Jr . Good Life remix on Mile End Records, and most recently, the break-out A DEEPer Sensation ft. Rachelle on Subliminal. Get ready to riiide the rhythm, This is Angel of the underground.
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