David Morales is an American (of Puerto Rican ancestry) DJ, Grammy award-winning record producer, songwriter, and businessman.
He has produced and remixed over 500 records for a roster of multi-platinum artists, including Mariah Carey, U2, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, and Whitney Houston.
“Needin U” initial release was on Manifesto Records in the summer of 1998, but it had been available to DJs several months prior on various house record labels.
Morales originally created “Needin’ U” as a personal demo, resulting from his experimenting with various samples over a three-hour period, which he never intended to release to the public.
However, following positive reactions from fans and other DJs after Morales started including the track in DJ sets, he decided to release it commercially.
The track was made featuring samples from The Chi-Lites’ “My First Mistake” and Rare Pleasure’s “Let Me Down Easy”.