Erick Morillo Wiki – Biography
Erick Morillo was a Colombian-American DJ, music producer, and record label owner. He was best known as the producer behind Reel 2 Real’s 1993 electro-dance hit “I Like To Move It.” He was a three-time winner of the DJ Awards’ Best House DJ in 1998, 2001, and 2003, and a three-time winner of Best International DJ in 2002, 2006, and 2009.
Morillo was also behind hit dance-floor tracks including ‘Reach’, ‘Belief’, ‘Do What You Want’ and ‘I Feel Love.’ He performed under pseudonyms including Ministers De La Funk, The Dronez (with Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero and Jose Nunez), and Li’l Mo Ying Yang.
He started DJing at the age of 11 and after securing himself DJ sets at several local gigs decided to take a studio engineering course at the local Centre of Media Arts. He was soon inducted into the house fraternity through his friend Marc Anthony (the Salsa King), whilst he was working with the now legendary Louie Vega and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez on “Ride On The Rhythm”.
In 1997, Morillo launched Subliminal Records with his production partners Harry Romero and Jose Nunez. In 2004, Erick released his first artist album worldwide, entitled “My World.” The album featured collaborations from the likes of Puff Daddy, DJ Rap, Boy George and even a reunion with the Mad Stuntman.
Erick Morillo Age
He was born on March 26, 1971, in New York City, New York, United States. He died on September 1, 2020, in Miami Beach, Florida. He was 49 years old.
Erick Morillo had been married to his wife Yasmin Sait-Armstrong Morillo since 2012.
Read Also: Who is Yasmin Sait-Armstrong Morillo? Wiki, Biography, Age, Husband Erick Morillo, Children, Instagram, Net Worth
Erick Morillo Death
DJ Erick Morillo was found dead on September 1, 2020, at the age of 49, in Miami Beach, Florida, according to TMZ. The circumstances surrounding his death are currently unclear.
Musician Yousef paid tribute to Morillo on Twitter. Yousef tweeted: “Can’t believe it. Only spoke to him last week… he was troubled, less than perfect but was always amazing to me and helped us get circus going in the early days, and we had many amazing times over the 20 years we’re friends. Genuinely gutted. RIP.”
Cause of Death
Erick Morillo’s cause of death has not been revealed.
Erick Morillo’s net worth was estimated to be $10 million.