While David Morales cut his teeth in the 1980s, both as an accomplished remixer and a protege to Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage, in 1993 the Brooklyn-born DJ would find international acclaim with Gimme Luv, published on Mercury Records…

Within ten years (helped no end by the Chi-Lites sampling Needin U in 1998), he would be one of the world’s highest paid ‘superstar DJs’.

In this interview from The Face in 1993, Morales outlines the changing nature of the New York club scene at the time, as well as the importance of long DJ sets…

“Playing records should be like having sex – you take your time..”

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