Morabito: The Art Of Enduring Excellence
The word “legendary” rolls off the tongue easily and often these days, but in the world of music and nightlife that story is usually told in the past tense. Unless the legend happens to be Susan Morabito. Few names have dominated the dance scene over the course of three decades and remain as relevant, current and celebrated as Morabito.
In the early days of AIDS activism, she provided the musical inspiration at many international fundraising parties and became a sought after name on “the circuit”. The GMHC Morning Party, Dance On Washington, Blue Ball, Cherry, Zoo Party, Alegria, Gay Days, White Party Palm Springs and Dance On The Pier are just a few of the events she played.
She was the first woman to headline (with DJ Paulo one year and Victor Calderone another) the infamous Saint At Large Black Party in New York City. She also played The Saint At Large White Party with Peter Rauhofer and Twilo Halloween with Danny Tenaglia.
Morabito has graced every major club and sound system in NYC, including Twilo, Roxy, Tunnel, Sound Factory, Limelight, Palladium, Roseland, Cielo, Pacha and Webster Hall among many others. Her musical reach extends to gigs in Tokyo, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Milan, Amsterdam and across New York’s cultural landscape, where she created the soundscapes to must-attend galas by Calvin Klein, American Ballet Theater, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Sotheby’s, Martha Stewart and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.
The past two years brought a quarterly residency at Viva in New York, repeated major club bookings in Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, San Francisco, Montreal, Washington and Chicago, and saw Morabito headlining the WE Party in New York and San Francisco, Masterbeat for New Year’s Eve and Halloween in Los Angeles, White Horizons during White Party Week in Miami, The Pines Party with Chus+Ceballos on Fire Island and the 25th anniversary of the famous Black & Blue festival in Montreal.
A new generation is now discovering and raving about the impeccable taste and rare ability to create a cohesive and seamless experience on the dance floor that sets Morabito apart and that earned her the appreciation and respect of dancers and peers alike. Through a new focus on music production and remixing she will take her meticulous standards and craft well into the future and will ensure that the legend continues.