One of the UK’s most respected House DJ’s and Record Producers, Ricky Morrison has been breaking beats since it all began in ’86. Genuinely one of the most influential producers & DJ’s in the UK house scene from its original days in the early eighties, Ricky Morrison has earned a reputation for delivering big performances and records.
Morrison began spinning at London’s infamous ‘Dance Wicked’, promoted by SOUL II SOUL and went on to be resident at ‘HIGH ON HOPE’ with the legend that is now Norman Jay MBE. Two of the UK’s most seminal dance clubs was a hell of a start and Ricky established a name for himself within the exploding house scene that developed into the monster it is today. Ricky has gone on to play at many of the best clubs in the world, on every continent, and very much has a style of his own that stands him out from the crowd. A style that saw him play the main room at the Southport Weekender five years in a row as the event was returning to its soulful roots in the late 90’s. Also a regular at the Ministry Of Sound, Fabric & Pacha, Ricky developed a sound for the big rooms. Making Ricky a valuable commodity as the US House scene took off, and many promoters of previously underground events began taking over the High Street needing a DJ that could cross over the soulful sound to a bigger audience.
With long-time friend and music partner, Fran Sidoli, Ricky produced under the name M&S and was responsible for many of the groundbreaking releases that helped take dance music from the back streets to the high streets including the monster hit ‘Salsoul Nugget’ which reached No 6 in the National Chart in 2001. Other big M&S Productions included their debut, ‘Keep On’ with Jay Ella Ruth & ‘Special’ by Robbie Craig, both released by Public Demand, the hugely successful ‘Don’t Give Up’ with Michelle Weeks and their timeless remix of the classic ‘Moment Of My Life’ by Bobby D’Ambrosio. The list of M&S productions and remixes is endless, and they were a backbone of many of the trailblazing events that took the sound to the mainstream where it sits comfortably today. However, Ricky stood out equally as a DJ alongside such US heavyweights as Masters At Work, Tony Humphries, David Morales and Frankie Knuckles.