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 wanted to write about romanticism – in both a musical and lyrical sense – and by the start of the 2018, he had written and recorded several new songs that would become the basis for an exciting new project he envisioned as a collaboration with different artists and musicians. 

Hyper-Romantic’s first release “Millennial Heart” features inimitable “trip-hop” siren and Tricky/Massive Attack collaborator Martina Topley-Bird. Topley-Bird’s captivating vocals envelope the song’s minimal house production. 

“Millennial Heart” is a song about different generations coming together in these unstable times. The accompanying video, with animation by Scott G. Brooks, brings the point home.  Fascist trains, corporate mechanical cock roaches shitting on the planet and Gestapo police men made of bricks and hammers are all derailed by millennial hearts. 

Morel plans to collaborate with Brooks on all future Hyper-Romantic releases to create an ongoing audio/visual conversation and audience engagement with the various themes and moods the project will explore. 

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.


17 Comments to “About”

  1. HI

    Love your Beth orton remix of Central Reservation!

    I run the Beth Orton site http://www.beth-orton.co.uk and blog http://www.bethorton.wordpress.com

    Do you have any other mixes outtakes etc that i could download? happy to give your music a plug or three!!



  2. Is it true you will be collaborating with Pete Burns on a new single?

  3. Keep up the amazing stuff…Heaven and Martini’s – WOW!

  4. Oh my mistake – wrong title.
    The Pact.
    More than WOW!

  5. Have loved your work for years…. How does one submit a song to you for consideration for remixing? * I have sent an email to the comment, wordpress address.

  6. I have a hi-rez pet sounds that you have to hear. Or you can download at hdtracks. It is amazing.
    What is the best way to get your music at 44.1/16

  7. I’m a big fan of your remixes especially a gem from yesteryear I still cannot lay my hands on… I am talking about your Pink Noise Dub of Not Gonna Get Us by t.A.T.u.. I have the vocal remix but not the dub. Please get back with me on how I can obtain this rare remix. I really enjoy this version. I was trying to search online for a CD which contains 12 remixes (including the Pink Noise Dub) of Not Gonna Get Us but that was fruitless… Thanks in advance Richard Morel and keep it up…

  8. Is The Pact really Richard Morel? The style and the voice are unrecognizable, plus it’s on the Morel label while Richard Morel’s work is on Outsider. And anybody have any idea why Death of the Paperboy was so ignored? Disc0 is in my top ten of all time — God, that Bowie cover kills me — and deserves to be absolutely blasted by every music lover at least a few times a year.

  9. Hey RM –

    I feel like I owe you an apology for failing to introduce myself on several occasions when I really should have, back around 2008. That apology is hereby tendered. What can I say, I’m kind of an idiot sometimes. (If you would ever like more context for this, please let me know.)

    Best wishes,

    Paul H.

    (longtime fan in S.F./WHS class of ‘82)

  10. Hello,
    Your music is awesome, but I’m wondering:
    What happened to the Death-of-the-Paperboy EP that came out around 2010 I think ? It had more electronic versions of the songs on Death of a Paperboy and now, years later I can’t find it. It’s not even in your discography anymore, which is very strange to me, as it is imo some of the best music I’ve ever heard.
    Did you just disappear it (including from the online music stores) ?

    • Do you mean the full-length Disk-0? It’s my favorite Morel, a harder version of Death of the Paperboy. It’s on Amazon and Spotify. Or did I miss something? (Meanwhile, I moved to Berlin, and if ever there was a city screaming for Morel it’s Berlin.)

  11. I found it!

    You should really have that in your discography. Super-classic, super-awesome music. You are under-appreciated outside of your fam/scene, but your music cannot be lost for the generations to come !

  12. Richard
    John Kimball – I hope you are well
    What an amazing career – I like to think it started with The Clash and Kamikazes in your basement !
    Always knew you were the talented one
    Would love to hear from you

  13. hi Richard… I’ve worked with you before on flower ave… in your Takoma park studio…. and loved how you remixed dance with me… I’m Mike tisone wright… I moved to Dallas after we did that as my mom and dad got sick… my artists Xaviera gold aka You Used to hold me… wants to meet you as I told her about your skills… hit me email: pontiusp234@yahoo.com and giv
    e me your contact please…

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