As head of the vital L.I.E.S. label, and as a DJ and a producer, Ron Morelli has, in his own words, “unintentionally” shaken things up with a forward-thinking sonic aesthetic which evolved from a tight-knit group in his local NYC scene. Now globally recognised, he is known as the centerpiece of this new wave, continuing to confound expectation with each new move, always with the goal of evolving in one form or another.
Working at the world-renowned A1 Record shop in Manhattan, Morelli had been kicking around the scene since the late ‘90s, but it was in 2010 he got deserved recognition as an artist, carving his own path by starting his label. Operating at an unrelenting pace not seen since labels of the ’90s, L.I.E.S. has released more than 100 records since the label’s inception and continues to be a widely respected institution as the years pass.
As a producer, he has released numerous EPs and four albums, the most recent of which appeared only this summer, that all showcase a diverse breadth and depth in their approaches, none sticking to a single formula. These releases have come exclusively on Dominick Fernow’s, Hospital Productions label, where Morelli’s mix of gnarled techno and offbeat sound design has found a very fitting home.
We are very excited to see what kind of stir Morelli will “unintentionally” cause with his DJ set on our beloved Saturday night program. Expect a profound diversity of sounds, drawn from across the board. He is equally skilled delving into the worlds of techno, house, or even disco, depending on the circumstances at hand, his years behind the counter at A1 fueling his knowledge.