Subliminal Records is back. Yes, you read that right: the super-influential New York house and tech imprint is returning after a hiatus with some serious bang for your buck. And the pioneering label boss Erick Morillo couldn’t be more thrilled by what he has up his sleeve for 2015 and beyond. “It’s going to be great music from house to techno – a little bit of everything,” he says. “We’re going to be releasing lots of records from different people. With a super-successful summer spent in and out of Space, Ibiza with Luciano’s Cadenza party, as well as key shows from Marquee in New York and LIV in Miami to Avalon in LA and back, Erick is firing on all cylinders. He has several original productions and key collaborations that have now dropped, including ‘Something For Carl Cox’, a fun techno jam that Erick made for, well, guess who, a searing deep house club track called ‘The Restorer’ and Erick’s well-received Limitless EP which featured ‘I Want You’ & ‘Trapped’- “both great records,” he nods. And the label is also gearing up for some major moves. There will be quality remixes aplenty in 2016, and the red hot remix of ‘Dancin’ remixed by Harry Romero and Doorly has just dropped on all the best digital services, including Beatport of course. But that’s only the beginning. At the start of 2016. A-List artists such as Kölsch, Nic Fanciulli and The Martinez Brothers will be remixing the very best of the classic catalogue, alongside electronic newcomers like Andre Hommen and Italian tech-house producer Pirupa. “I’m really excited about this project as it will re-introduce the classic Subliminal sound with a modern twist to the younger generation. There are also several collaborations in the works with the likes of Jamie Jones, Harry Romero and Eddie Thoneick.
Platinum-selling artist Erick Morillo has announced the relaunch of his pivotal deep house imprint Subliminal Soul. The label is a division under the umbrella of his flagship label Subliminal Records alongside SONDOS Records. Focusing on soulful, funky, deep house releases, the relaunch of Subliminal Soul will include projects from the head honcho himself.
Marking fifteen years since its first release with Mustafa’s ‘I Submit 2 U’, the label went on to release the likes of Harry Romero, Who Da Funk, Praise Cats, Dave Storm and Playmaker to name a few. With a gap in the market for soulful, warm and funky deep house rhythms – Erick will be relaunching the label with Dean Mickoski & Roland Clark’s ‘Red Light’ on 28th August. Emerging Italian producer Jako Diaz is in charge of the labels follow-up release ‘Parallels’ featuring the vocals of Shyam on 11th September.
With a career spanning over a decade now, Erick’s strong work ethic and energy is still prevalent today as he continues to push the sound he was at the forefront of in the 90s. With the return of Subliminal, SONDOS and now Subliminal Soul, Erick continues to triumph the electronic music world – cementing his status as one of the leading innovators. With the relaunch of his flagship house imprint Subliminal in 2015, the label released a new record every two weeks and saw Erick team up with some the best current underground names in the scene including Eli & Fur. As he continues to build upon his empire of signature big room records, there’s no sign of stopping anytime soon.
Erick Morillo will be resurfacing his critically acclaimed SONDOS Records imprint this summer. The label, under the umbrella of his flagship house imprint Subliminal Records, will be showcasing much of the organic, dancefloor-ready sounds that brought it much success at the turn of the century.
Now sixteen years on from SONDOS’ first release, Thick Dick’s ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ in early 2001, Erick expects the label to continue to showcase the underground styles of Latin, tribal and techno it was revered for.
Erick’s pioneering Subliminal Records celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The imprint has harnessed support from production partners Harry Romero and Jose Nunez, with Jaimy, Kenny Dope, Organized Noise amongst those to have contributed to its impressive catalogue since its inception.
Familiar faces return to the fold with three exciting and highly anticipated remixes expected next month. One new addition features Swiss tastemaker Andrea Oliva, remixing ‘Thick Dick – Welcome To The Jungle’ which will be released on July 17th, with Berlin’s Junolarc dropping his club-ready remix on July 31st.
Other mixes include:
Harry Romero “Time”
Erick Morillo “Evil Ecstasy”
Over the past year Erick’s rapid production rate has fashioned new tracks every two weeks on Subliminal Records. Next month also sees the relaunch of his sub-label Subliminal Soul, which will take a different course from his characteristic sound to a more soulful, funky, deep-house approach.
“In the past, we sometimes went for quantity as much as quality but now we’re only focusing on quality releases, whatever the genre,” adds Erick. “This time, I can promise you that all our output will be ridiculous. House with good drops don’t seem to exist any more – its either deep house, progressive house or tech house and I want to bring that real house back – to where it used to be.”