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Ode to the Dancefloor

Tony Moran Showers the Love
By Mark Gray

“I wrote Can I Love You More to express the appreciation I have for the people that enjoy my music,” says the Grammy-nominated producer/remixer and superstar club DJ. The adoration is mutual. Three days after its release, Tony Moran’s ode to the dancefloor nabbed the top spot on the club charts in the USA. “There is a unique love that emanates from dance music,” he continues. “It does more than make people move. Dance music inspires a level of passion, devotion, faith and satisfaction. I feel it every time I’m making music in the studio and when I’m playing it in the DJ booth.” Tony Moran has been a prominent force in club music for twenty years. When artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, and Jennifer Lopez want to reach fans in clubs, they call upon him for his hard hitting tribal house beats infused with the latest in cutting edge electronica. The dance bug first bit Moran in the early nineties while on a night out at the fabled New York City nightclub, Sound Factory. “Frankie Knuckles was in the booth and I was captivated, completely in awe,” he remembers. “I heard this voice inside me saying ‘hey, I could do that’.” He launched his career producing tracks with club artists. Prominent airplay in clubs and on dance radio brought Moran to the attention of music labels. Soon, Moran was writing, remixing and producing dance singles and albums for Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Cher, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Mary J Blige, Kenny G and even the London Symphony Orchestra. Simultaneously, Moran pursued a DJ career, becoming a favorite at clubs throughout the world. He regularly headlines parties in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. It was on a return trip from China last year that Moran formulated the idea for “Can I Love You More”. “On the plane, I was reflecting on the show I had just spun and a melody popped in my head. I was humming it in my seat while people around me were sleeping.” When he returned to his studio, Moran called singer Trey Lorenz, best known for his duet with Mariah Carey on the Jackson 5 cover, “I’ll Be There”. Lorenz provides the euphoric verses on “Can I Love You More” while Moran sings the soaring chorus. Remixes are by Ralphi Rosario, Loverushuk, and Warren Rigg, among others. “Can I Love You More” demonstrates Moran’s drive to develop and evolve the dance floor on his own terms. Released via Sugar House, it is available now on i-Tunes and

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“Once I heard Tony’s remix of Gave Up On Love, I knew he had nailed it. When a remix is inspired and not forced, it brings the song to another level. He gives the track a powerful, concise musical sound.”

“A lot of remixes leave you breathless. Tony’s remix of Taste the Night gives you air to breathe! It’s refreshing. He doesn’t choose a direction. He fills out the whole space with his sound.”