Angel Moraes, a Brooklyn-born DJ, producer and co-founder of the label Hot ‘N’ Spycy as well as Montreal nightclub Stereo, has passed away.
The news was broken via a post to Moraes’ Facebook page. He died suddenly on February 27th, it said, surrounded by family members and loved ones. No cause of death has been disclosed to the public at the time of writing.
“He lived a full life and he always told me: when I drop dead, I will have no regrets ’cause I lived an awesome fucking life,” reads the post. “He is one of the few that accomplished everything he set his heart to… But we still had so many projects for the future.”
Remembering Angel Moraes
According to Big Shot Magazine, Angel Moraes rose to popularity off the back of his 1993 single, “Release Yourself,” via his and Jeffrey Rodman‘s Hot ‘N’ Spycy imprint. He went on to release music on labels like Strictly Rhythm, Subliminal and Nervous Records.
In 1998, Moraes founded Stereo in Montreal, a two-floor club now owned by Tommy Piscardeli. It was named best venue in North America by DJ Mag in 2017, and has billed the likes of Danny Tenaglia, Octave One, Chris Liebing, DJ Pierre and DVS1.
Angel Moraes will be memorialized in two ceremonies: one in New York, and the other in Montreal. No official details for either service have been announced at the time of writing.