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Erick Morillo

Erick Morillo (1971–2020), “I Like to Move It” DJ

by Kirk Fox

Erick Morillo was a DJ and producer known for the dance music hit “I Like to Move It.”     

  • Died: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (Who else died on September 1?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 49, his body was found in Miami Beach. No cause of death was revealed.
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“I Like to Move It”  

Morillo was a DJ and producer who made music in the early 1990s using the alias Reel 2 Real. In 1993, he teamed up with Trinidadian singer the Mad Stuntman for the dance floor sensation “I Like to Move It.” The track appeared in the animated film “Madagascar.” He started his own record label called Subliminal Records, releasing a full-length album and many singles. In July Morillo was arrested for battery, a charge he denied. He was due in court this Friday.

What they said about him

Full Obituary: Pitchfork


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