Morgan Geist

On the year's best officially released DJ mix, Unclassics, Morgan Geist turns water into wine by presenting Italo and Euro disco of the early Eighties as a clean, soulful form. He plays down Italo's low-rent synth-love and emphasizes its disco roots, peaking with Purple Flash's "We Can Make It," a low-key instrumental with a devastating melody that's likely to elicit as many tears as hands in the air. Wisely speaking with smart song selections instead of flashy mix skills, Geist recreates the electroclash alternative he and Metro Area partner Darshan Jesrani once provided during their residency at Manhattan nightclub APT, where the duo favored class to rival club Luxx's trash.

KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Rich Juzwiak

Latest Stories