Who is Erick Morillo? Erick Morillo Biography
The music producer and owner of the record-label Erick Morillo have been a Colombian-American DJ. He was born on March 26, 1971, in New York City, New York, United States. Morillo was known for his international work in house music, in particular, for the label Strictly Rhythm, and the “I Like to Move It”‘ 1993, which was recorded under the pseudonym of the Reel 2 Actual, and which appeared in publicity under a variety of pseudonyms including Ministers de la Funk, The Dronez, RAW, Smooth Touch, RBM, Deep Soul, Club Ultimate and Li’l Mo Ying Yang.
The #1 billboard hot dance music/club play hit, Da Mob, was produced by his label Subliminal Records, and received the ‘Remixer of the Year’ Muzik Magazine award in 1999. The winners were three times the DJ’s “Best House DJ” Awards (1998, 2001 and 2003), the “Best International DJ” Award (2002), and the “Best International DJ’s” awarded three times (2002, 2006, and 2009) and a total of fifteen nominations from 1998 to 2010. The winners were all three times the DJ’s.
Erick Morillo Age
He was 49 years old.
Erick Morillo Career
Morillo took an engineering studio training course at the New York City Media Center and started Djing at clubs, locations such as the Hudson Street Lounge in Hoboken’s Love Sexy Music Center. Morillo met Latin reggae star El General when he worked in a club in the nearby Weehawken. He became friends with Morillo. In 1991, the two of them worked together on the song, “Muevelo,” a blend of reggae, house music, and T99’s “Anasthasia,” which became a surprise success and went into platinum.
At the end of his partnership with Strictly Rhythm, Morillo took advice from Strictly Rhythm owner Mark Finkelstein, whom Morillo considers ‘a decent guy and a business mentor,’ and chose to separate himself from the pop history of R2R by launching the Double Platinum management company with fellow DJs and producers José Nunez, Harry Choo Choo Romero, Carlos Sosa (aka DJ Sneak), and Junior Sanchez in 1997.
Morillo noted that he wasn’t present at the Long Island June 6 show in June 2013 and then he had to go on stage 45 minutes away on June 12 because of a “erratic behavior,” which indicates that when he started his set Morillo looked confused and his condition deteriorated when he started it. He disappeared from view at one point, leaving one single loop repeatedly. “The time comes to take a break and to concentrate my attention again on my health and well-being,” Morillo said later on his Twitter page.
Erick Morillo Death Cause
Morillo was found dead on 1 September in Miami Beach, Florida. His age was 49. It was not immediately clear what circumstances followed his death. But it came just 26 days after he was charged against a woman with sexual assault.
— Joseph Capriati (@josephcapriati) September 1, 2020
RIP Erick Morillo 1971-2020 pic.twitter.com/hshdcB947A
— Ministry of Sound (@ministryofsound) September 1, 2020
He didn’t deserve to die, I’m heartbroken 💔
Thank you for the music, thank you for your inspiration and thank you for all your support, legend 🙏🏼
R.I.P Erick Morillo pic.twitter.com/Qh14KMYc74
— Danny Howard (@dannyhowarddj) September 1, 2020