DJ Billy Morris
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DJ Billy Morris

Dundee, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 1992 | AFM

Dundee, United Kingdom | AFM
Established on Jan, 1992
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Billy Morris first started DJ'ing while at school and began to organise small local parties for friends in Dundee. He continued up until 1996 when he was spotted by the promoters of Glam and quickly became one of their residents.

From here he proceeded to make a name for himself as a crowd pleaser, initially playing uplifting, euphoric and pumping trance. As a resident he helped shape the sounds with which Glam became synonymous. He became known for his ability to read the crowd, rather than turning up with a pre-defined set, something which he continues to this day.

He started to learn his trade properly while a resident in the famous Purple Rooms, warming up for such names as Judge Jules, K-Klass, Graeme Park and Tony de Vit.

He picked up the name ‘billypleased’ by accident after a gig with Jon Pleased Wimmin.

As he took to the decks, someone shouted "We want Jon Pleased Wimmin", to which he replied on the mic tongue in cheek "F**k Jon Pleased Wimmin, I'm Billy pleased himself", and the name stuck. "At first it was a laugh but eventually the promoters knew I hated it and put it on the posters deliberately to wind me up."

This nickname name followed him to several residencies across Scotland including Universe in Coatbridge, Waterfront in Arbroath and Fat Sams, Purple Rooms, Hubara and Circus in Dundee, as well as playing at Glam events through-out Scotland, including some memorable nights at the Tunnel in Glasgow.

His favourite nights however, were always with his own crowd, at the Waterfront in Arbroath, where he appeared alongside DJ's such as Paul Oakenfold, Judge Jules, Seb Fontaine, Ferry Corsten, Scott Bond, John 00 Fleming, Guy Ornadel, Dave Pearce, John Kelly, Jon Pleased Wimmin, Tall Paul, K-Klass, Jeremy Healy, Steve Lawler, Graeme Park, Tony de Vit, Alister Whitehead, Chad Jackson, Parks & Wilson, Brandon Block & Alex P.

"The crowd at Glam were always up-for-it and gave me some of the best nights ever."

After leaving Glam, Billy moved on to an old skool night named ‘Era’ which ran successfully for several years.

It was around this time he started his ‘Electrode’ night. From humble beginnings in Club Mondo with guest DJs including Jeremy Healy, JPW, Tall Paul and Fergie, they moved to the Reading Rooms where Electrode evolved with a more underground sound booking niche DJs such as Pig & Dan, Pryda’s Jeremy Olander and Stefano Noferini. They have also put on some major events at Fat Sams too with the likes of Rhumba favourite Mauro Picotto and Marco V playing to larger crowds. Billy also stepped in to the empty DJ booth when Eddie Halliwell failed to appear last year.

Colours were the next to come calling and Billy has performed at most of their major events throughout Scotland including Coloursfest, Steve Angello’s Size tour at Ingliston, Axwell and friends at the O2 Academy in Glasgow and numerous nights in the Arches, the highlight being a peak time slot on the 2ManyDjs’ tour there. He has also played at their StreetRave events.

Billy’s latest venture has been ‘Dare Does Dundee’ with DJ Jon Pleased Wimmin bringing his eclectic electronic and disco-tinged delights to sell out nights in The Reading Rooms.

“Playing back to back with a DJ who I used to follow (most notably at the Rhumba) is a great privilege and the vibe at Dare means we can, and do, play just about anything, it’s just about fun”.

Recently, Billy has been playing for the legendary Rhumba club at their massive Festival of House with a huge line up and their first event of 2014 with the man like Sasha and Slam. He continues to work with them on nights throughout Scotland and played the main room for their 27th Birthday special with 2manydjs.
Festival wise Billy played the main dance stage at the inaugural Carnival 56 Festival warming up for Sasha, Basement Jaxx, James Zabiela and Denis Sulta and supported 2manydjs again at the Groove Cairngorm Winter Sports Festival in Aviemore.

Billy’s latest goal is to get into production and start to create the tracks he wants instead of just playing others and he’s recently graduated from the Soma Skool of Ableton production.

Towards the end of 2018 Billy became a member of the DJ Growth Lab and consequently the Get Booked Academy where he receives one to one mentorship from the likes of industry heavyweights Roger Sanchez, Brandon Block, Hauswerks, Doorly, Danny Savage and many more. This association is starting to pay off with increased bookings already.

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