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Life on the fast plane
Things never stop moving for Erick Morillo and our exclusive DJmag compe-
tition gives you a chance to sample life on tour with the Subliminal boss
Words: CILA WARNCKE
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oday it is the Madrid airport public address Energy If Morillo plays hard, he works harder, recently rejuvenating
system crackling in the background as Erick One of the few places Erick touches down with any regular- his Subliminal label through a partnership with Defected
Morillo answers the phone. Tomorrow it might ity is Ibiza, where he spends four months masterminding and Strictly Rhythm. Coming back to life with a 200th
be Ibiza, London, New York or Miami. This, his weekly Subliminal Sessions, at Pacha. The glamorous release that brings his Ministers De La Funk classic ‘Believe’
give or take the odd private jet, is the life of a superstar nightclub and debonair DJ were made for each other and, (featuring Jocelyn Brown) back into the fore with fresh
DJ, label manager, A&R boss and international playboy. after nearly a decade, Morillo is as enthusiastic as ever to remixes by Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero, Antoine Clamaran &
It is a life few ever experience — exciting, isolating, be back. Sandy Vee and Chris Moody, Erick has high ambitions. Given
inspiring, exhausting and, above all, always in motion. “Having a night in Ibiza is like a global showcase because their collective credentials as house music’s most iconic
But it’s a life that one DJmag winner will sample when the club is full of people from around the world,” says Erick. labels, it is understandable.
they join Erick in the VIP fast-lane as part our exclusive “I can walk into Pacha really tired but the minute I play the “The confi dence is back,” he beams. “Not that we were ever
DJmag competition. fi rst record it’s like, boom! The energy comes on.” gone, but we weren’t making as big a splash as we usually
Travelling from their nearest UK airport, the competition do.”
winner will join Erick for his Subliminal session at Pacha This season’s Subliminal highlights include two of Morillo’s Subliminal’s renewed verve is showcased in the new compi-
Ibiza, on Wednesday 5th August, before venturing to personal heroes in Lil’ Louie Vega and Frankie Knuckles, lation CD ‘Subliminal Sessions Summer 09’.
Barcelona for Erick’s gig in the city’s Estadio Olimpico de Subliminal stalwarts Jose Nunez and Harry ‘Choo Choo’ “It’s the best Subliminal mix, ever,” reckons Erick. “It’s
Barcelona, on Friday 7th August, hanging out behind Romero but also the likes of German electronic house house with electro with a little minimal. It’s young, it’s sexy
the rope with Erick and experiencing the fast-moving masters M.A.N.D.Y., reborn techno prince Dubfi re and Radio and it’s got balls!”
lifestyle he describes as “pretty glamorous” despite the 1’s mash-up queen Annie Mac. But for Erick the diversity all
constant movement and sleep deprivation. fi ts. “I have to represent what I like,” he says simply. After two decades at of hard graft, there is little that gets
Erick Morillo down. Not even a global recession has dinted
his optimism about the coming year.
“Worldwide, the parties are as busy as ever. New York,
Brazil, Miami, they’re all rocking,” he tells us, and with that
the airport tannoy sputters back to life. It’s time for the
Subliminal star to get back to his life on the road. Next time
you could be joining him…
JOIN MORILLO ON TOUR!
To join Erick for three-days on a VIP tour
just answer the following question...
Who is the vocalist on Subliminal’s 200th
release ‘Believe (2009 Remixes)’ by Minis-
ters De La Funk?
1. Kym Mazelle
2. Jocelyn Brown
3. Barbara Tucker
Send your answers to allan.mcgrath@
djmag.com by Wednesday 15th July.
The winner will fl y from their local airport
(where available) to join Erick VIP style at
Subliminal, at Pacha Ibiza, on Wednesday
5th August, and on to Erick’s gig at Estadio
Olimpico de Barcelona, on Friday 7th August,
before fl ying home the following day. Accom-
modation for three nights will be provided,
as well as airport transfers in Ibiza and Bar-
celona and signed copies of the ‘Subliminal
Sessions Summer 09’ album. Entrants must
be over 18 and hold a valid passport.
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