Popular DJ Eric Murillo has died at his house in Miami.
The sad news of his death was made known today through an official Twitter post, the actual cause of Eric’s death was not disclosed.
Just seen on my pal Insta that Eric Murillo has died at his house in Miami ,I had the Pleasure meeting this guy at @Ibiza ocks then at 🍒🍒 Pasha & S Viva .. Vip party such bloody shame as he was one best DJ 🎤in the 🌍
— Matt Weaver (@MattMweaver54) September 1, 2020
House music DJ Erick Morillo was born in March 26, 1971, He was a Colombian-American DJ, music producer, and record label owner.
Having produced under a number of pseudonyms, including Ministers de la Funk, The Dronez, RAW, Smooth Touch, RBM, Deep Soul, Club Ultimate, and Li’l Mo Ying Yang, Morillo was best known for his international work in house music, in particular for the label Strictly Rhythm, and the 1993 hit “I Like to Move It”, which he produced under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real, and which was featured in commercials, movies, and ringtones. His label Subliminal Records produced the #1 Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit “Fun” by Da Mob, and won the Muzik magazine “Remixer of the Year” award in 1999.
Subliminal also brought attention to artists like Eddie Thoneick, Carl Kennedy, and DJ DLG.
He was a three-time winner of DJ Awards “Best House DJ” in 1998, 2001, and 2003 and a three-time winner of “Best International DJ” in 2002, 2006, and 2009 receiving a total of 15 nominations in all from 1998-2010.
Following the success of Reel 2 Real, DJ Eric stopped using the alias in favour of his own name and became a staple DJ at clubs in Ibiza, Europe and the US, as well as on dance festival lineups.
In 2004 he collaborated with Diddy (formerly Puff Daddy) on three tracks and in 2012, he reached No 3 in the UK charts with Elephant, a track with X Factor winner Alexandra Burke. He has also collaborated with Boy George, Skunk Anansie’s Skin and others.
DJ Erick Morillo Recent Sexual Battery Scandal
DJ was alleged to have attacked a woman at his home in Miami Beach in December.
According to Theguardian.com, police say the alleged incident happened in December at Morillo’s home in Miami Beach.
Morillo’s accuser says they both DJ’d at a private party and went to Morillo’s home afterwards with another woman. She resisted sexual advances by Morillo, became intoxicated and went to a room to sleep, and “reported waking up nude on the bed, with Mr Morillo standing on the side of the bed also nude”, according to the arrest report.
Morillo has consistently denied the accusations, but following a rape kit that tested positive for his DNA, he reportedly turned himself in with his attorney.
Morillo, 49, has had a successful 30-year career in dance music, starting out DJing in clubs in New York and New Jersey. He became a music producer and under the alias Reel 2 Real had three UK Top 10 hits in the mid-1990s, including I Like to Move It, which topped the charts in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Tito From Twitter
“Rest In Peace the OG Hawk Eric Murillo got damn 🦅🦅🦅 got to see him spin at Le Jardin wit the squad smh”
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