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First Look: DJ Tony Moran creates a new 'High' anthem to benefit Orlando

Nicki Richards, Zhana Roiya and Tony Moran create a dance version of "High" for Orlando victims and their families.
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Tony Moran, Nicki Richards and Zhana Roiya; three of the biggest names in the world of dance music, have collaborated to help the innocent victims of Orlando with an amped-up single titled “High.”

This is actually a cover to the 1997 ballad of the same name originally performed by the U.K. band Lighthouse Family.

But the message it conveys about rising above tragedy and heartbreak seems more pertinent today than ever.

All proceeds except for the original artists publishing and writing royalties will be donated to Equality Florida, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida (The Center) and the National Compassion Fund in partnership with OneOrlando.

“Pulse nightclub was a safe haven and hub for the LGBTQ community to gather with family and friends, indulge themselves in the rhythms and to create lasting memories filled with joy and laughter,” says Tony Moran from his home in New York. “How it all changed in an instant is still a shock. June 12 will forever be a dark day for the LGBTQ community.” 

The DJ has long been considered the godfather of the late 80’s, early 90’s freestyle movement, his work with the Cover Girls and Lissette Milendez catapulted them to the top of the R&B dance charts.

His 2016 hit “So Happy (feat. Jason Walker)” reached number one on the Billboard Dance charts earlier this summer.

Moran says that “High” is a testament to the human spirit and collectively we can rise above those that try to bring us down.

“I knew it was the perfect track to re-make after the Orlando tragedy,” he says.  “It's a beautiful reminder that love conquers all and when the community bands together, we can rise as high as the sky.”

"High" and its remixes are now available for purchase on iTunes.