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Our 15th anniversary year has just ended, but Purple Foundation already has huge plans for 2016. Our first Spin event of the New Year promises to be legendary, as Purple Foundation takes over S4 and the Rose Room for an incredible night on January 15. Headlining Winter Spin is international DJ/Producer Morabito with an exciting opening set by Dallas’s own, DJ Prince P. Plus, Mimi Imfurst from RuPaul’s Drag Race will provide entertainment and antics throughout the night.
Over her career, Susan Morabito has moved hundreds of thousands of party-goers, making her one of the circuit’s most sought after DJs. Recently, she embarked on a new journey under the name Morabito, expanding on her many years of moving dance floors and creating musical experiences to remember. Her energetic style of music has electrified crowds and earned respect from peers for decades—and now a new group of fans have discovered the unique legend that is Morabito.
Purple Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars that make a difference in the lives of our community. As we grow, we strive to give you bigger, more fantastic, opportunities to celebrate our lives and help the lives of others. We hope you will join us on our mission to improve the lives of our community.
DJ/Producer Morabito (NYC)
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.
Mimi Imfurst (NYC)
Mimi Imfurst competed on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3, where she was eliminated 3rd, placing 11th in the overall competition. She returned in RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race, where she was partnered with Pandora Boxx to form "Team Mandora." They were eliminated in the first episode, placing 12th/11th together in the overall competition.
Mimi Imfurst was known on the show for her loud and proud sense of humor, her sassiness, her campy style, and for her dramatic lipsyncs.
Mimi Imfurst was often looked down on or picked on by her fellow contestants, especially for her surprise appearance in All-Stars.