SYMPHO NYMPHO – The Beginning (Album Preview)

Dance Music legends Erick Morillo, Harry “Choo Choo” Romero and Jose Nunez unite to form super group “Sympho Nympho”

The dance music world is about to be knocked off its foundation as three of dance music’s most acclaimed producers – Erick Morillo, Harry “Choo Choo” Romero and Jose Nunez – have combined forces to form the super group Sympho Nympho. The band has a massive Miami Music Week in store with a brand new Subliminal Records compilation The Beginning and exclusive live performance at Subliminal Session at Amnesia on Tuesday, March 20.

Together under the Sympho Nympho guise they create intense drama with their use of delays, frequency and reverbs to build climactic tensions and nerve tingling crescendos.
Well respected, chart-topping vocalists have travelled from all over the globe to join forces; each sharing the same vision of returning groove based beats to the popular masses.

The first taste of Sympho Nympho original productions and remixes are available exclusively via their debut compilation, The Beginning. It’s jam-packed with brand new original material including “Build It Up (In Your Face Mix), “We Groove (Sympho Nympho Dub Remix)” and “Make You Sweat (Sympho Nympho Remix)” plus the already-classic Sympho Nympho remix of Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick feat. Skin “If This Ain’t Love.” Additional Sympho Nympho remixes of Eddie Amador & Harry Choo Choo Romero feat. Countre Black “We Are The Beautiful Ones, David John “Mr. Fantastic,” Alexandra Burke feat. Erick Morillo “Elephant,” Craig David feat. Erick Morillo “Get Drunk Up” and In The Screen feat. Rachael Starr “Keep On Dancin” sit along site personal favorites from the likes of Bart B More & Tai, Todd Terry & House Of Gypsies, Robbie Rivera, Tommy Trash, Afrojack & R3Hab, Zedd and much more.

Erick Morillo needs very little introduction, a household name, a platinum selling artist, a producer who has topped the charts worldwide with the Real 2 Reel hit “I Like To Move It” and the owner of Subliminal Records. He’s produced under pseudonyms including Ministers De La Funk (along with Harry and Jose), RAW, Smooth Touch, RBM, Deep Soul, Club Ultimate, Li’l Mo Ying Yang, has remixed everyone from Whitney Houston to Basement Jaxx, from the Sneaker Pimps to Macy Gray and has collaborated with the likes of Puff Daddy. He’s big in the game to say the least.

It was while working on The Dronez material with Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero and Jose Nunez, producers of percussive, funky tracks Cro-Magnon and Erectus – Subliminal Records – that the concept for Sympho Nympho was born. “We kinda soaked up all musical genres since the late 70′s between us,” says Jose. “We wanted to explore our diversity in a new dimension for us – popular music. It’s a radio friendly sound where we’ve morphed all our ideas and influences.” Harry adds, “With Sympho Nympho, we get to be more playful and express ourselves in a totally different way than before. It’s a new boundary for us, that we are having a blast discovering.”

2012 will be the year of Sympho Nympho – Confirmed for April is single release of Sympho Nympho Feat. Segarra “Beautiful Reality” with a Sympho Nympho artist album and further collaborations with big time talent including Dizzee Rascal, Wyclef Jean, Pitbull and Sean Paul in the pipeline.

Sympho Nympho

“The Beginning”

Release dates

March 20th – Digital

March 27th – CD

CD1

1 Maxxi Soundsystem & DRW feat. Royston – “Open Your Eyes (Original Mix)

2 Parallel Dance Ensemble “Shopping Cart (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)

3 Jean Jacques Smoothie feat. Tara Busch “2People (2011 Rework) (Dcup Remix)

4 Phillip Jensen “Ease The Pressure (Original Mix)”

5 Bart B More & Tai “Nobody Canna Cross It (Di Bus Can Swin) (Original Mix)”

6 Todd Terry & House Of Gypsies “Samba (Matteo DiMarr’s Old School Meets New School Remix)

7 Disco Fries feat. Niles Mason “Born To Fly (Alex Kenji Remix)”

8 Ministers de La Funk “Gravy (Sympho Nympho Remix)”

9 Robbie Rivera “Funkatron(Tocadisco Remix)

10 Eddie Amador & Harry Choo Choo Romero feat. Countre Black “We Are The Beautiful Ones (Sympho Nympho Remix)”

11 Sympho Nympho “Build It Up (In Your Face Mix)

12 Per QX feat. Andrea Love “U Can’t Hide (Organ Mix)”

13 David John “Mr. Fantastic (Sympho Nympho Dub Remix)”

14 Sympho Nympho “We Groove (Sympho Nympho Dub Remix)”

CD2

1 Bart B More & Tai “Nobody Canna Cross It (Di Bus Can Swin) (TWR72 Remix)”

2 Sympho Nympho “Make You Sweat (Sympho Nympho Remix)”

3 Alexandra Burke feat. Erick Morillo “Elephant (Sympho Nympho Remix)

4 Chris Moody feat. Ashtrobot “Rock Me (Original Mix)”

5 Carl Kennedy feat. Cheyenne “Once Upon A Time (Original Mix)”

6 Tommy Trash “Sex Drugs Rock n Roll (Original Mix)

7 Craig David feat. Erick Morillo “Get Drunk Up (Sympho Nympho Remix)”

8 In The Screen feat. Rachael Starr “Keep On Dancin” (Sympho Nympho Remix)

9 Jared Dietch feat. Kelli Sae “You’re Not Alone (Gregori Klosman Remix)”

10 Donovans “Rise & Fall (Original Mix)

11 Afrojack & R3Hab “Prutataaa (Dada Life Remix)

12 Zedd “Slam The Door (Original Mix)”

13 Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick feat. Skin “If This Ain’t Love (Sympho Nympho Remix)”

Tuesday March 20


Subliminal Sessions


Amnesia
136 Collins Ave

Miami Beach

FL 33139

Phone 305 538 2424


Reservations 305 538 2424


www.amnesiamiami.com


Advance tickets available here: CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Featuring

Erick Morillo


Danny Tenaglia


Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano


Harry Romero


Norman Doray


Sneaky Sound System


Jose Nunez


Carl Kennedy


Featuring Special Guest: Chuckie


w/ performances by Sympho Nympho, Shawnee Taylor & Segarra

Advance tickets available here: CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Erick’s birthday party at LIV, Miami Saturday 24th March 2012

Don’t miss Erick’s birthday party at LIV nightclub Miami. Last year was unreal with Diddy, Will.I.Am, Craig David, Naomi Campbell, Shaggy and so many more stars turning up for the party of the year in Miami. It’s close to selling out so don’t delay.

Saturday 24 March

LIV

Erick Morillo Birthday Party

Erick Morillo

plus surprise guests to be announced

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Check the amazing video from last year…

LIV

4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140.

Phone 305 674 4680

Reservations 305 674 4680

www.livnightclub.com

www.subliminalrecords.com

Erick Morillo’s highlights of 2011 (..with an eye on 2012)

NYE Marquee

2011 started with a big BANG this year! It was the opening of the brand new day & night super club Marquee in Las Vegas. Anyone who’s been here will know what I’m talking about. This was a totally off the wall party, Erick was chatting with Jennifer Lopez just before his set, while Jay-Z was freestyling on the mic bigging up Coldplay, who also performed. When Erick was getting right down to party time in his set, Diddy came down to the booth to party too. This was an a-list star-studded night to ring in 2011.

New Year’s Eve photo’s by Worldredeye.com

Brazil Tour

Only a matter of weeks after the mammoth Marquee party it was the first Brazilian tour of 2011. Five cities in four days with the private jet on stand-by to take the crew from city to city. The tour started in sunny Rio at exclusive venue the Jockey Club. There were so many hot Brazilian women there with such a good vibe, it was hard for the crew to pull themselves away, but they had to leave as the jet was waiting to fly to party number two on day one, at Brasilia. This was a much smaller club, nevertheless, the people had just as much passion and energy. Erick says “Wow, what an awesome night, I’m shattered and need to get some rest before Recife tomorrow.” It was raining in Recife but that didn’t stop play. Recife partied till the sun came up, and it all happened in a boat yard! Such a cool venue. Next up was a trip the humid jungle-like atmosphere of Florianopolis and the huge Creamfields festival. The energy here was insane! There must have been sixty thousand people all going mental to Erick’s set. Steve Angello’s brother AN21 was in town and stopped by to get down. This was a truly awesome gig. The final gig of the tour was in Sao Paulo at new club Cafe de la Musique. This is where the beautiful people of Sao Paulo come to party. However, don’t just take our word for it, check the video, you won’t be disappointed.

Miami – Birthday party @ LIV & Ultra Music Festival

Birthday parties are always special, and Erick’s 40th was something very special. To DJ all night on your own birthday shows your passion for the music and bringing the party to the people. The guest list looked more like it belonged to the Grammys with A Listers like Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas, Diddy, Craig David, Naomi Campbell, Caprice and Felix da Housecat amongst others turning up. Will, Diddy and Craig all took to the mic and rapped and sang to the music. Craig David sang his collaboration track with Erick ‘Fly Away’, LIV didn’t know what hit them. There was even a giant cake brought to the middle of the dance floor and out popped a beautiful woman wearing a tiara and happy birthday sash. The floor was full till daybreak! Erick rocked it!

The party did not stop there! The very next day Erick would rock out in front 50,000 people at the Ultra Music Festival. There was a live element added to the show with Shawnee Taylor, Rachel Starr and Jessica Sutta formerly of The Pussycat Dolls all singing live. The Ultra crowd were loving it. Not only that, Diddy decided to crash the party and take to the stage for an impromptu performance of gigantic proportions! The crowd were going wild! Erick played a rocking super tight set with bomb after bomb, but Diddy stole the show here. Erick was only too glad to share the stage with his superstar buddy.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO OF THE BIRTHDAY PARTY AND ERICK & DIDDY AT ULTRA

Ibiza 2011 @ Pacha

Many more gigs later and the summer descends before there’s hardly time to catch a breath. The Ibiza parties at Pacha were even busier than 2010! Chuckie opened with Erick and it was the place to play for the hardcore clubbers and househeads. The people who are serious about their music and clubbing make it out for the opening parties. Chuckie plays a more housey set than his usual progressive/electro vibe then Erick follows and literally blows the roof off. One of the highlights of the season for Erick was having New York DJ legend and the DJs DJ, Danny Tenaglia. It was the first time Danny had played at a Subliminal night at Pacha and boy did he bring his super cool underground New York flavour to the club, the dance floor was jam packed right to the end of the night!, always the sign of a great DJ to keep the floor busy till the lights come up. Erick let Danny close the night on this historic occasion. The closing party was just as busy as the opening party, Shawnee Taylor sung an unbelievable PA and she rightly was the star of the show. Erick and Harry Choo Choo also played a blinder which was a fitting conclusion to a super successful season on the white isle. Again, don’t take our word for it, we have video evidence.

Videos from Ibiza 2011

Opening party with Chuckie & Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero

Danny Tenaglia at Pacha

Closing party with Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero & Shawnee Taylor

Production

As well as all the amazing parties and festivals throughout 2011 Erick has been very busy in the studio too. I know what you’re thinking, where does he get the time right? One of the highlights this year is new project SYMPHO NYMPHO, a coming together of house production legends Erick, Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero and Jose Nunez. If that wasn’t enough they have an unbelievable line-up of guest performers on their album dropping March 2012. It features Wyclef Jean, Segarra, Pitbull, Busta Rhymes, Jessica Sutta and Dizzee Rascal. It’s packed with a ton of stars! Erick is very very excited about this album, he says “This is an amazing new sound, it’s a sound for all the kids out there, they are gonna freak when they hear this.” To get a taste of the SYMPHO NYMPHO sound check out this great new podcast featuring 48 mins of pure dance power!

SYMPHO NYMPHO Podcast 01 with Erick Morillo, Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero & Jose Nunez by SYMPHONYMPHO

February sees hot new single with UK singing star Alexandra Burke called’ Elephant’ and Erick teams up with Eddie Thoneick again with new track ‘If This Ain’t Love’ featuring Skin of Skunk Anansie. Shawnee Taylor has a new single called ‘Colours’ coming in 2012, Erick says, “This is a departure for Shawnee. It’s a whole new sound and people are really going to be blown away it. You’re going to hear Shawnee like you’ve never heard her before.” So a lot to look forward to then.

Dance music blows up in the US of A!

These new releases coincide with the massive dance movement in America right now. Historically, U.S. DJs have mostly travelled to Europe to play DJ gigs. Their careers have mostly been built on the other side of the pond. However, now it’s the European DJs coming to America for regular slots like Tiesto, Steve Angello and Swedish House Mafia . The Swedes recently turned the iconic Madison Square Gardens into a nightclub, and even followed it up with a sell-out after party at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC. This is unheard of in recent times and will set a precedent for other acts to follow. Even the Canadians like Deadmau5 are selling out huge shows five nights in a row. Kaskade is now producing more progressive music and taking Vegas by storm. Erick says “these are really exciting times for dance music in America. 2012 is going to be even bigger than 2011. What the Swedes have done at MSG, and festivals like Ultra, EDC and Burning Man, people in America are going dance music crazy! It feels great. It’s so exciting.”

Personal Life – A time to chill

After working so hard through 2011 Erick is going to take a well-deserved week vacation in the sunshine paradise of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. It would be rude to go alone, so he’s taking no less than nineteen Morillo’s with him! “I’m taking my whole family away with me for Christmas. There will be nineteen Morillo’s on the scene, and it’s going to be like the Olympics every day, hahaha”. Well it’s hats off and swimming shorts on for Erick as we wish him well for the holiday period. And if what we’ve heard thus far about 2012 is anything to go by, 2012 is going to be even bigger than 2011.

Happy holidays from Erick, SYMPHO NYMPHO and all at Subliminal Records.

Words: Nick Navaro

Diary: Celebs Join us at LIV & Ultra

26 Mar – LIV, Miami

This was by far one of the best parties of the Miami Music Week weekend. With good cause too, as we were all celebrating Erick Morillo’s birthday bash. LIV was sold out for weeks and you know what that means? The club was on like Donkey Kong.

We had the fantastic Ryan & Sunnery opening up, and they set the tone just right. They bring a fresh new sound that simply can’t be duplicated. Then the man himself arrived with all smiles. What more can you say when you have Naomi Campbell, Craig David, Chuckie, Shaggy, P Diddy, Sean Merriman, Rachael Starr, Caprice, Will I Am and more all hanging out with us?! I’ve never seen so many celebrities all in one small DJ booth – it was just amazing.

The crowd went bananas when Diddy performed as a surprise and Craig David also took to the stage and performed his soon to be released new single. Special thanks to David Grutman, Biz and the whole staff at LIV. The was an epic party.

Loads more amazing celeb pics from LIV by Seb Browarnick at WorldRedEye.com

27 Mar – Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Miami’s huge festival was the unveiling of Erick Morillo’s new ‘Subliminal Experience’ and visuals. We were playing main stage and the crowd was full of energy. This year Erick wanted to introduce the world to some of the new acts he is showcasing on his new album. With performances by Rachael Starr, Jessica Sutta and our very own Shawnee Taylor, it was an amazing show.

When Erick rocked up to the stage and started his new Subliminal Experience visual the crowd went insane! It was just sick to see on the big led wall behind Erick. We had a special performance from P-Diddy and all you can say it was just amazing! Erick played his heart out and from the looks of all the fans the loved every minute of it. special shout out go out Vello, Milo, Anastasia, Eugene, Helen, Charlie, Javier, The crew at Ultra, Subliminal family and of course the fans!