The DJ, producer and club owner has passed away, aged 55.
Angel Moraes has died. A statement to his Facebook page confirms that he “abruptly” passed away on 27 February. It reads: “He passes away surrounded with the people that loved him unconditionally”. [sic]
“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. He is one of the few that accomplished everything he set his heart to… but we still had so many projects for the future.” [sic]
The post also states that a ceremony will take place in Montreal and New York. The artist’s cause of death is not known.
Angel Moraes was born in Brooklyn, New York. The producer began his career in the 90s, and released his debut LP Hot ‘N’ Spycy on his own label of the same name. Hot ‘N’ Spycy was co-founded with Jeffery Rodman. In 2000, Moraes followed up his debut with the album Back From Stereo. Across two decades, he also released a string of singles such as The Cure, I Like It (I Like How You’re Lov’in Me) and Welcome to the Factory.
Alongside producing and running a label, Moraes was the owner of the Montreal club Stereo in 1998, which has hosted DJs such as the former Crack Magazine cover star Ricardo Villalobos.
In January, Moraes released a New Years 2021 mix.