Three mixes of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” by re-edit master John Morales


John Morales

As a record store employee and a DJ for his father’s bar, John Morales set his sights on learning how to re-edit songs by slicing and splicing tape on his reel-to-reel, graduating to extended medley mixes. A visit to a record-pressing plant landed him a job mixing “I’m Caught Up (In a One Night Love Affair)” for disco legends Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams. With his DJ-friendly breaks, breakdowns, and buildups, Morales became one of the most sought-out remixers in dance music.

Here are three versions he did for “I Want You,” Marvin Gaye’s 1976 masterpiece.

Check back soon for the John Morales article by Andre Mason from Wax Poetics Issue 56.


John Morales Extended Mix


John Morales A Cappella Dub Mix


John Morales M+M Mix (Previously Unreleased)



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  1. Awesome.

    Dick B

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