Susan Morabito

Susan Morabito by Robert Zash

“Considering [that] music is constantly evolving, and there’s fresh, new music out weekly, there isn’t redundancy or a boredom in what I do,” says DJ Susan Morabito. Perhaps this view explains why Morabito’s career is still as relevant now as it was when she started DJing three decades ago. In 2014, Susan began to shift her sound towards progressive tech house, infused with elements drawn from her deep well of experience and guided by her rare ability to correctly sense, gauge, guide, and fuel the energy of a room. Her love of DJing is matched by her success on the stages she’s spun, from her start at the Pavilion on Fire Island Pines to international performances in Toronto, Montreal, Italy, and Australia, among others. Morabito sees DJing as a way to connect with her community. “DJing is not just about choosing a few tunes,” she tells GO. “It is about generating shared moods; it’s about understanding the feelings of a group of people and directing them to a better place.” Her view of DJing as an art form creates space for her to express herself to the community she loves, and the community loves her right back. Now, a new generation of fans is enjoying Morabito’s command of musical creativity, and lucky for us, she doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. “After almost 40 years of being a professional DJ, I love it just as much now as I ever did,” she says. —NT

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