John Morales was born in the Bronx, New York. He is recognized worldwide as one of the early pioneers of Dance Mixing/Remixing,and producing beginning his career in 1975 as a local DJ in the Bronx. John has been involved in the creation of hit records for the better part of 30 years. Known in the industry as an innovator and chance taker, he has always welcomed the challenge of working with new artists and has never been afraid to try new and different ideas. The road to the top of the profession has been a long and steady climb for John. He honed his talents in an unlikely arena – as a disc jockey for the United States Air Force. "It was two hours a night," he recalls. "Your main job was to take their minds away from reality ...." After that grueling hitch, he returned to New York and a day job, mixing music at night in his homemade studio, pursuing his lifelong dream. John landed a gig at the Stardust Ballroom in the Bronx, spinning for "tops, $40-$50 a night, but you considered yourself lucky. Guys do it for nothing." In order to get some relief from his relentless work schedule (seven nights a week, 12-3pm., 7-1Opm., then 10pm-3am.), John began to mix his sounds on tape. He transferred some of his remixes to vinyl to be played by other DJs.