Rich Morel is a singer/songwriter, producer and remixer crafting records for a list of artists including Cyndi Lauper, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Depeche Mode, Yoko Ono, The Killers and Neneh Cherry. Morel has had over 25 number one remixes on Billboard’s club play chart. Morel is also known for his collaborations with Grammy Award winning house music pioneers DEEP DISH (“Stranded,” “Mohammed is Jesus” and “Sacramento”) and for his eponymous band’s club hits “True”, “Cabaret” and “Under A Disco”. Morel also co-wrote “The Sex Is In The Heel” from the Tony Award winning musical “Kinky Boots” with Cyndi Lauper.
As a DJ, Morel is one half of BLOWOFF (alongside partner BOB MOULD). The pair’s bi-monthly ‘Blowoff” residency at Washington DC’s 930 Club has become one of the city’s most celebrated club nights earning them equally successful residencies in NYC and San Francisco, San Diego, and Chicago. Rich Morel’s Hot Sauce party in DC has included live performances by artists he is working in addition to Morel’s dj sets. Hot Sauce is now happening every 2 months in Baltimore as well.
DEATHFIX is Rich Morel’s collaboration with Brendan Canty (Fugazi). DEATHFIX started when the two of them were in Bob Mould’s band, and has flowered under the dim lights of Brendan’s toasty warehouse. DEATHFIX released their debut album on Dischord records in 2013 and are on a US and European tour through the fall of 2013.
: ( (sad emoticon) is a new project Morel is recording with cellist (electronics + loops) Doug Poplin. The record is atmospheric, dark and romantic with a loose narrative about obsession and heart break. Look for : ( ‘s debut this spring.