Erick Morillo Reveals Why He Took Time Off From His Music Career

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Last month, Erick Morillo released a statement saying he was taking a break to focus on his health and well-being. This was not too long after reports of him being removed from the decks at a show in Massachusetts due to “erratic behavior.” SW4 got an exclusive interview with Erick, who seems to be in a better place. He also delved into his recent mindstate and how situations in his personal life might have lead to wrong decisions being made:

Well, I’m getting much, much better. I’m getting rest, eating well and I’m out in Malibu, California enjoying the weather. I’m very happy. What happened was a mixture of things, to be honest with you. I went through the finality of a divorce. It was completely overwhelming. I lost a lot of weight and I was not feeling well. I was feeling ill, feeling sick and I just sort of lost my luster, if you will. I was in a really dark place emotionally and health wise and it just all took its toll. Not to mention the partying which I need to get out of my life. That’s another area which I’m working on. I lost control for a little while. I just needed to get back to me and just needed to get out of that. But I’ve gotta tell you, I’ve come on leaps and bounds even though it’s only been a few weeks. It’s funny because I work so hard. I can’t remember the last time I had two weeks off. Sometimes you just gotta shut it down and get time for yourself. Speaking for myself because I’m a workaholic I never take time off for myself. If I’m getting on a plane, I’m travelling somewhere. I’m djing on a Friday or Saturday night, getting back on the plane, then when I get home I’m in the studio. If I’m not in the studio I’m going out. And I needed to deal with some emotional stuff as well with my ex-wife. That was a really tough thing too. You know when you’re talking about divorce you’re talking about it. When you sign the paper and it’s final, it’s just like woah! you know? Well it was tough for me anyway.

He also speaks on the overabundance of one-hit wonders, wanting to focus on his life outside of music, and spinning at London’s SW4. You can check out the full interview via SW4.