Tony Moran

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Tony Moran
Birth name Anthony Moran
Genres Freestyle, house, club, dance
Occupations DJ, producer, remixer, singer-songwriter
Years active 1981–present
Associated acts The Latin Rascals, Warren Rigg
Website www.tonymoran.com

Anthony "Tony" Moran is a two-time Grammy nominated remixer/producer/singer-songwriter and DJ known for remixing popular songs. In 2007, he hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart twice with "Walk Away" featuring Kristine W and "Keep Your Body Working" featuring Martha Wash. As a remix producer Moran has worked with top dance/pop artists including Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Neyo, and many others. His most recent single as a solo artist is the dance anthem "If I Was Your Boyfriend" performed with Anastacia[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Moran began his career back in 1981, when he and friend, Albert Cabrera, teamed up.[1] Together they were "The Latin Rascals", whose re-edited versions of hit songs spliced together enjoyed major air-play on New York dance radio WKTU's popular mix show. The radio exposure led to a deal from Shakedown Studios who hired the duo to restructure popular hit radio songs into viable dance club hits. Shortly thereafter, they were contracted by another studio, Fever Records, to write and produce a song for one of their new acts, The Cover Girls. The result was Show Me, a song that not only became Tony Moran's first Top 40 gold record, but also helped to usher in the freestyle era of music. This opened the doors for new artists including TKA, Sa-Fire ("Boy, I've Been Told"), and Lisette Melendez ("Together Forever"), all of whom benefited from the skillful hands of Moran and Cabrera.[citation needed]

Tony Moran credits his freestyle background for the pop sensibility he incorporates into his music, today. "Playing music that generates a feel-good energy is what I love about being a DJ/mix master," explains Tony. He eschews the strict underground house mentality preferred by many of his contemporaries and instead prefers to impart his remixes and productions with a hook-laden commercial appeal that is both radio friendly and dance floor-ready. Tony measures a successful dance floor with the number of hands in the air, and the number of people dancing and singing along.[citation needed]

Moran currently is considered one of the most well-known DJs in the house/electronic music genre, playing to massive crowds at events throughout the world. He continues to produce music and has produced some major hits played in dance clubs such as "Put Your Hands Up", "Cafe Con Alegria", and "The Promise". He also produced "Body to Body, Heart to Heart" for Cher's Living Proof album and was nominated for two Grammys for his production of Gloria Estefan's "Don't Let This Moment End" and "Heaven's What I Feel". Another major production was Donna Summer's "You're So Beautiful", which appeared on her greatest hits album entitled The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer. in December 2012, Tony also released another original production with the late Donna Summer entitled "Valley of the Moon" which was recorded at the same time as "You're So Beautiful". He has produced four dance hits for Deborah Cox: "Easy as Life", "House Is Not a Home", "Everybody Dance (Clap Your Hands)" and "Tenderness".[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixed compilations[edit]

Remixography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leland, John (Apr 1988). "Bring on the Night". Spin: 38–46. 

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