- The Brooklyn-born DJ and producer passed away on February 27th.
Revered house DJ and producer Angel Moraes has died aged 55.
According to a post on the Brooklyn-born artist's Facebook page, he passed away "abruptly" on February 27th "surrounded with the people that loved him unconditionally."
Born in 1965, Moraes came up in the New York scene of the late '80s and early '90s. He was considered one of the best house artists of the era, running the beloved Hot 'N' Spycy label alongside Jeffrey Rodman and producing hits such as "Release Yourself," "Heaven Knows (I Can't Understand)" featuring Basil Roderick" and "Welcome To The Factory" featuring Sally Cortez, plus remixes for the likes of Pet Shop Boys, K.D Lang and Jaydee. In 1998, he cofounded the Stereo nightclub in Montreal.
Read some of the tributes to Moraes, and revisit "Welcome To The Factory" featuring Sally Cortez.