It’s been a long time since Erick Morillo returned to the tasteful sort of house and techno that launched his career, but we’ll go ahead and celebrate it all the same. After all, his latest single, “The Edge,” is nothing short of a heater.
An infectious drum pattern meets with nostalgic analog synth work to underscore the echoey female vocal refrain of “The Edge.” The whole of the arrangement succeeds in building up to a danceable peak without resorting to overused production devices, but still retains enough mass appeal to garner the interest of less tenured dance music fans.
Erick Morillo’s dance music credentials speak for themselves. His breakout single came in the form of 1993’s “I Like To Move It,” which would propel him into international superstardom that would last well beyond the turn of the millennium. When the EDM explosion of 2010 saw a new breed of DJ eclipse his career to some degree, he fell into a ketamine addiction that nearly took his life – but if his recent work is any indicator, he’s found his rhythm once again.
After a celebrated return to Miami this past weekend, Erick Morillo will close out 2016 with a performance at Playa Tio Tom in Punta del Este, Uruguay. After that, look out for more of his music by way of Subliminal Recordings in 2017.