New York House Legend David Morales Returns to Cielo to Close Out Summer with Forward Disco

New York House Legend David Morales Returns to Close Out Summer: Forward Disco Presents a Night with Def Mix at Cielo

New York, NY

New York-House legend and Grammy award-winning producer David Morales returns to NYC to headline Forward Disco’s Summer Closing party later this month on September 23rd. Morales will be bringing his eclectic and genre-defining sound to Cielo alongside fellow Def Mix member DJ Hector Romero, Forward Disco residents Sean Cormac & Chili Davis, and a special warm-up set by Dancing Room Only’s Rissa Garcia. This very special closing out of Forward Disco’s popular summer series, which has recently celebrated their fifth year at Cielo, will also double as a birthday celebration honoring the Forward Disco residents, Sean Cormac and Chili Davis.

Few names inspire the same level of respect and admiration as David Morales. A native New Yorker and fixture inside NYC’s most definitive house clubs like Paradise Garage and David Mancuso’s The Loft, Morales rose to prominence throughout one of dance music’s most influential eras. For over three decades, his name has long been synonymous with the classic New York-House style that defined the sound of the times and he is still one of the most prolific remixers/producers of all time. Morales has over 500 releases to his credit to date, including Grammy award-winning work for Mariah Carey, in addition to remixes for Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Eric Clapton, Pet Shop Boys, U2, Whitney Houston, and Jamiroquai.

He’s also well known for co-founding NY-based studio and label Def Mix Productions in collaboration with another legendary Chicago-house figure, Frankie Knuckles, and NYC nightlife impresario Judy Weinstein. The Def Mix family has since grown to be a powerful collective of touring artists and producers including Satoshi Tomiie, Quentin Harris, and co-headliner Hector Romero.

It is his production skills coupled with his adaptive versatility and mastery behind the decks that has helped him to be regarded as one of the world’s first, true “superstar DJs” and produced his impressive laundry list of credentials. Morales has built himself a solid reputation with his unique approach to production, remixing, and selection that puts egos aside and keeps it all about the music and audience. Putting a soulful touch to each set and creating pure dance floor magic for partygoers is what sets him apart.

The summer has been a busy one for both Morales and Romero, who have been touring extensively through Europe with a series of gigs in Greece, Spain, Croatia, and UK, just to name a few. In terms of original productions, Morales has been busy bringing his Red Zone alias and sound to labels such as Cadenza, Suara, Quantize, MoBlack and of course on his own label, Def Mix. His upcoming release showcasing his funkier side, The Face (featuring Niki Richards) is sure to be a perfect complement to his recent work with Glitterbox and Defected. Romero continues to gain recognition in his own right as one of NYC’s premier DJs with chart topping releases of his own on Nervous Records in addition to commanding audiences both home and abroad.

For a taste of the kind of diverse musical vibes that Morales will be bringing to Cielo’s legendary Funktion One sound system, check out the special original mix he has produced for Cielo’s Podcast Series, available on the club’s Soundcloud channel.

Forward Disco invites you to join them in welcoming a true king of house to Cielo on Saturday, September 23rd. Advance tickets for this event are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased online via TicketflyResident Advisor, and Cielo’s website.

Detailed event info below:


18 LITTLE W 12TH ST | NYC 10014
Saturday, September 23, 2017
9 PM – 4 AM | 21 + W/ID