03 Dec 2011: Marquee, Las Vegas
We crossed America and headed out west to Sin City, Las Vegas. Marquee has become one of my most favorite places in America; it boasts huge sound, the most unreal LED wall and THE hottest ladies on the planet. This was Erick’s last night at Marquee this year so I knew it was on like Donkey Kong! Erick was escorted to the DJ booth and he looked like a prized fighter. He had his game face on this evening, he leaned over to me and said, “You ready?” It may be a cliché but Erick saved his best for his last set at Marquee this year. He just rocked it out in true Erick Morillo fashion. I can’t say it enough but no one can touch Erick when he’s on fire. He told a great story and took this crowd through some peaks and valleys. I will be counting the days till we return in March. Special thanks to Jason Straus, Morgan Deanne and the entire Marquee staff and all the fans for making this year such a memorable one!!!
09 Dec 2011: Shampoo, Philadelphia PA
This was my first time in the city of brotherly love, so I was looking forward to see the house scene in Philly. We made our way from NYC by Helicopter, flying high above the city – Erick is such a rock star! We entered the DJ booth to see a dance floor that was rammed, jammed, packed! Erick was bouncing with anticipation to take over the decks. He dropped his new bomb “Elephant”, yo, this record is going to be HUUUUGE! I’m still getting chills from the crowd’s reaction. Erick dropped every new record from his production on Sympho Nympho and if you don’t know that’s Erick Morillo, Harry Romero and Jose Nunez, well, you do now! Wow! What an amazing night ofmusic and an evening I will not forget. A special thanks to Alex Martini and the entire staff at Shampoo.
10 Dec 2011: Pacha, New York
Six years ago Pacha opened its doors in New York City, a city where nightlife is tough, just to stay open for one year is an eternity. Pacha has surpassed all the naysayers that it would never last. This was the last installment of six weeks of some the most amazing music in one building. What better way to cap off this six-year celebration with the manhimself Erick Morillo. I walked into the club to find this joint rammed with some of New York’s most elite. Carl Kennedy was warming up the decks very nicely, letting this New York crowd marinate for the explosion to come. Erick walked into the DJ booth to hear a huge roar from his loyal fans. I felt like I was at Pacha, Ibiza. So many of our friends stopped by to say hello including Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, James Fowell, Grand Master Flash, Sean Merriman and our very own Miss Helen Coates, Erick’s agent. This was one night that will not be forgotten any time soon. What more can one ask for – great music and a vibe that only Pacha, New York brings to the floor.
15 Dec 2011: Music Box, Los Angeles
As we made our way out west, this was our first time playing at Music Box, so I was very excited to see what all hype was all about. As I approached the venue all you can see was a huge line outside and let me notfail to mention it was only Thursday. Erick made his entrance as only he knows how. Of course he was all smiles and tonight there was a big surprise. Our friend Val / Owner of V-Moda headphones unveiled the Erick Morillo one of akind headphones. These headphones boast a 24 carat gold laser cut Subliminal logo. Wow! All I can say is take a look for yourself! We had the lovely Mexican singer Paulina Rubio stop by and say hello and of course all of the most sexiest women in L.A. Special thanks to my man Kolbi for bringing us out here and of course all the fans who came out to support!
30 Dec 2011: Rhythm & Vines, New Zealand
We made our way around the world to New Zealand. More than 25,000 people turned up for the opening night of R&V. This is New Zealand’s premier New Year event, which makes it the biggest festival since its inception, nine years ago. Erick had the crowd in rock mode when he took the stage! Thousands swarmed to the Vines stage to show their love for Erick Morillo. This was such a great a vibe from beginning to end; so many eager fans pushed their way to the front of the stage, to get a better view of their hero. I would like to say thank you to New Zealand for showing us so much love and we look forward to coming back next year!
31 Dec 2011: Ivy, Sydney Australia
No time to waste, we hopped on a flight and made our way to Sydney, Australia. Sydney was in full swing with their preparation to bring in the New Year. Streets were closed and the city was in total party mode. The Ivy is known for bringing in some of the best acts and tonight would be no different! Erick was playing an early set to bring in the New Year. It was more of an intimate gathering by the pool over looking all of Sydney. Some of the hottest women were here and all I can say “I want to marry an Australian woman”! 10.9.8.7.22.214.171.124.2.1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! Erick passed the reigns over to the best-dressed DJ in this game Dimitri from Paris!
The party moved downstairs to the courtyard, where the real party was. Erick jumped on stage to wish everyone a Happy New Year and the crowd went into a frenzy! I can’t describe the feeling you get when you see a room full of people just raving and loving life, all in the zone getting down together. All I can say is, I love my job, and I love Sydney for all the great moments we shared that night. Special thanks to the Ivy who brought us here and to our loving fans!
Words: Tour manager: Manny Zelaya