Can’t he just go outside and tape the weather? David Morales wanted the sound of rain on his next track and recorded it in his studio – whilst proudly holding his massive rain stick…

Back on Friday, David Morales retreated to one of his favourite places in the world. A place of solitude where the 61-year-old DJ and producer can express himself freely. We are, of course, talking about his recording studio.

If you’ve heard any David Morales song or remix over the past few years, it almost certainly originated from within this room – and it’s within this space that he holds a number of his favourite instruments. Such as this massive tube that he proudly holds across both hands on this Instagram video…

The video is captioned “making it rain in the Dridim Studio”, and shows Morales brandishing one of his secret weapons for making music – a rain stick. It does exactly what it says on the tin – it literally makes it sound like it’s raining, and Morales recorded it for a track that’s obviously in the works.

This, of course, is not the first time that Morales has made it rain on a record – those with long memories might recall his remix in 1991 of “Rain Falls” by Frankie Knuckles and Lisa Michaelis. So why did he record this in his studio when he could have sampled it from another record, or simply downloaded such a file off the Internet?

Believe it or not, but it’s most likely because Morales isn’t keen on sampling. This might be ironic coming from a man whose most famous song, 1998’s “Needin’ U”, samples two different records – but it’s true. Infact, when he first made the track in 1996, it was created as a DJ tool purely for his own sets.

Let’s just hope the final track isn’t called “Rain” – at least consult a thesaurus first, David…

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