b. 7 August 1965, Brooklyn, New York, USA. One of the more prominent of a new wave of New York DJs and remixers to emerge in the mid-90s, Moraes is also one of the most prolific. Before his first club appearances as a DJ in the mid-80s he had worked as a Manhattan truck driver. By the 90s he had secured bookings at many of the premier New York clubs, including the Sound Factory, where his notoriously ‘smooth and soulful’ mixing pleased large clienteles. His first single, ‘Release Yourself’, was issued in 1993, and a string of club hits followed, including ‘Heaven Knows’, ‘Welcome To The Factory’ and ‘I Like It’. In the mid-90s alone he released several mix sets for various record labels, including one on his own Hot N’ Spycy imprint. He has also remixed for London Records, Subversive and Tribal Records, and artists such as the Pet Shop Boys, k.d. lang, and Funky Green Dogs. Moraes also helped set up the Stereo club in Montreal, which provided the inspiration for his first album of original material, Back From Stereo.