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Purple Foundation returns to Dallas Pride Weekend with a lineup that will be sure to spark your soul and set your feet dancing. Pride is a time to come together in solidarity and honor all our unique differences, and we have no doubt you’ll want to celebrate with us—all while benefiting the local Dallas community.
Immediately following the Dallas Pride Parade on Sunday, September 17, 4 pm – 10 pm, we’re wrapping up the weekend with our signature SPECTRUM tea dance, held on the massive patio of Station 4 (S4). DJ Philip Webb (Dallas) will continue the celebratory vibe with his infectious happy beats before Morabito (NYC) fills the outdoor patio with the sounds of her impeccable taste and rare ability to create a seamless experience on the dancefloor. In order to avoid the parade crowds, our special entry will be in the rear of S4 and attendees can dance out with the DJs on the patio or cool off in the comfort of S4’s dancefloor. S4 is conveniently located in the heart of The Strip and has an expansive multilevel patio with more than ample seating for visiting with friends and plenty of space for dancing as the sun sets on your Purple Does Dallas Pride weekend.
DJ/Producer Morabito (NYC)
The word legendary rolls off the tongue easily and often these days, but in the world of music and nightlife that story is usually told in the past tense. Unless the legend happens to be Susan Morabito. Few names have dominated the dance scene over the course of three decades and remain as relevant, current and celebrated as Morabito.
Susan moved to New York City in 1987, and after opening her own record store in Greenwich Village called BPM, she had her breakthrough as a DJ when she landed a multi-year summer residence at the famed Pavilion in Fire Island Pines. In the early days of AIDS activism, she provided the musical inspiration at many international fundraising parties and became a sought after name on the circuit. She kept people dancing until sunrise at after hours events during both Miami’s Winter Party and White Party weekends, and her own Equinox and Climax parties became part of NYC nightlife history. Susan Morabito has graced every major club in NYC, including Twilo, Roxy, Tunnel, Sound Factory, Limelight, Palladium, Roseland, and Webster Hall. Her musical reach extends to gigs in Tokyo, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Milan, Amsterdam and across New York’s cultural landscape where she created the soundscapes to many must-attend galas by Calvin Klein, American Ballet Theater, Louis Vuitton, and more.
In 2013 Susan dropped her first name and introduced a visual identity to emphasize and support a new musical direction as just Morabito. Because of her instinctual understanding of music’s power and her ability to drive the night with a wide range of tribal, underground, progressive and tech house, the project was enthusiastically received by the community. The past two years brought a quarterly residency at Viva in New York, repeated major club bookings across the country including WE Party, Masterbeat, White Party Week in Miami, The Pines Party with Chus+Ceballos on Fire Island and after 22 years, the return to the main event for the 25th anniversary of the famous Black & Blue festival in Montreal.
A new generation is now discovering and raving about the impeccable taste and rare ability to create a cohesive and seamless experience on the dance floor that sets Morabito apart and that earned her the appreciation and respect of dancers and peers alike. Through a new focus on music production and remixing she will take her meticulous standards and craft well into the future and will ensure that the legend continues.
DJ Philip Webb (Dallas)
Beginning his DJ career just three years ago DJ Philip Webb has undoubtedly become a local star in his own right with his popular podcast, Vocal Energy, taking on a life of its own with fans across the country. Philip Webb has played several events for Purple Party in addition to rocking the floors of S4, Marty’s Live, and The Dallas Eagle. His uplifting sound and diverse musicality connects his crowds and keeps them dancing, never wanting to stop.