Billboard has a long feature in their latest issue, covering Mariah Carey’s life and career from videos to memes ahead of the Billboard Music Awards. Of note is Steven J. Horowitz’s short interview with David Morales, who remixed Mariah Carey’s 1993 breakthrough single “Dreamlover.”
“Dreamlover” is the song that made Mariah a pop star – I mean a real transcendent one – and it was the first time she was given authority over the remixes of one of her singles. The remix by David Morales went to #1 on the US Dance Club Songs in addition to the original scoring #1 on the Top 40 charts. Morales told Horowitz:
Morales was later nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy.” The two would also collaborate on “Always Be My Baby,” “Can’t Take That Away,” “Fly Away,” “Honey,” “Say Somethin’,” “Touch My Body” and several other club remixes.
Read the rest of the piece here (about halfway down).