28 Aug – Porto Azurua
Wow! This has to go down in the Guinness Book of World Records in Portugal! Over 40,000 people on a beach, all to see their hero Erick “More” Morillo! I walked up to the stage and all I could see was a sea of people in front and they were just having a ball! Erick walked on stage to hear some great body and soul music played by Joe Claussell. Then it was Erick’s turn and I mean it when I say he ripped it up tonight. He played a bit of everything. When he dropped Seven Nation Army the crowd went crazy! What an amazing night and one for the record books.
31 Aug – Pacha, Ibiza
As August comes to an end, the Subliminal Invasion is still going strong every week at Pacha. Tonight we had an epic evening in store for our loyal fans. First up our boy Eddie Thoneick just destroyed the dance floor, playing anthems only he knows how to play. Next up, our resident of the year: The Dirty Dutch man Chuckie. He has been proving all summer that he has the tunes and energy to keep the dance floor in a roar.
Then head invader Erick Morillo played his best set of the summer. I kid you not that people are still texting me that it the was the best set played by Erick all year. I have to agree with them. Everyone went home very happy at 7am. We had a few notables stop by including my friend Reboot, the amazing Skin (her collaboration with Erick is out very soon…) and all the sexy ladies that somehow sneak past me into the DJ booth.
01 Sep – Lavo NYC
No time to rest! As soon as out gig was over at Pacha we went straight to Ibiza airport and hopped on a plane, crossed the pond and landed in NYC. Erick was playing a surprise set at Lavo NYC. Erick rocked up to the DJ booth to find his boys Sunnery and Ryan rocking the dancefloor. Erick played an awesome set with a little treat from Shawnee Taylor singing her smash hit ‘Stronger’ too. Everyone was in attendance and this was just an amazing ‘secret’ night. Erick then passed the reigns over to Markus Shultz who I say kept the vibe going strong! Special thanks to Noah and the whole Lavo group for making this a memorable evening.
Forthcoming new mixes of Stronger!
03 Sep – South Pionte, The Hamptons
We drove about 2 hours outside Manhattan and made our way to The Hamptons. This was a small intimate venue with some the most sexiest women to date. Erick walked into the booth to this time find his childhood friend Jason Ojeda rocking the dance floor. Erick took over and just kept the existing good vibe going. I could not stop watching all the champagne popping all over the place. This was a very good night with some of best people in NYC all in one room.
04 Sep – Tao, Las Vegas
This has to be my favourite night in Las Vegas. This where it all started for Erick over 6 years ago! Tao was sold out weeks ago so I knew this would be an epic evening. Our friend Jez Pereira warmed up the dancefloor and he did an amazing job. Now for the boss man. Erick played his amazing ‘Subliminal Experience’ visuals, to which the crowd went ballistic. Right from the moment he played “Erick Morillo Is In The House” I knew we were in store for a huge night. Let me just mention a few people that stopped by: Pete Tong, Kaskade, Dirtysouth, Chuckie, Sebastian Inagrosso, Afrojack and Paris Hilton. At one point my DJ booth was sooooo nutz.
It was just great to see everyone having an amazing time. I can’t stop thinking about how much love Erick was getting from his peers and his fans. Also Erick broke the record set by himself and played till 10am! A 10-hour set! This was by far the best party of summer to date. Special thanks Jason, Noah, Omar, James and the entire crew at Tao. See you next year!
07 Sep – Pacha, Ibiza
As September roles in we gave everyone a special treat. Basement Jaxx and my favorites Sneaky Sound System on the same bill. SSS played an amazing set with lovely voice of Connie singing some of her great production this summer. Next came the Jaxx, who really have a sound all to their own. You either love it or you don’t – and from the crowd’s reaction, they love it.
Next up Erick Morillo coming straight off the back of an amazing weekend in the States. Erick kept the energy going and I will say Erick, you’re the man and I have nothing but respect for the way you play your records! Special thanks to all the ladies and fans that keep coming every Wednesday. We’ve got 3 Ibiza parties left this summer – hope to see all of you out here at one of them…
Manny – Tour Manager