- Nocturnal Admissions: Morgan Page (03/04/10)
Morgan Page: Producer/remixer/DJ, 28, Los Angeles by way of Burlington, Vermont. His new artist album, Believe, was released on February 23. Page will be at Vanity Nightclub on March 11, doors at 10:30 p.m., free-$40, open bar until 11:30 p.m.
A few highlights from the interview...
With record sales almost completely falling out, you really have to be on the road. People want to meet you in person. They can’t download that experience of interacting with you ... This tour’s really important to go talk to people and just hang out for a bit.
I like to have songs that don’t wear your ear out, so the originals are much more musical and have a lot more layers to them, and the club ones are a little more focused on the kick and are obviously made to be much more DJ-friendly.
“The Longest Road” is actually inspired by a real road, Highway 62, that you can take up to Joshua Tree.
A lot of the guys in Europe I really admire. They just have incredible production skills and they seem to come out of nowhere and blow up instantly. I’m jealous of them.
I’ve done about 118 remixes now, so I’m going to take a little breather from that.
Singing may be another area that’s going to open up, and I’m probably going to sing on some more songs on the next album ... I’m getting better, using less Auto-Tune and processing. I still need a little help ... I have a new appreciation for singers.
It’s always gratifying to have the whole room singing your songs when you get there playing at the club.
Page discusses filming a music video in a rusted-out train, the role of an opening DJ, plus more about Believe in the free Nocturnal Admissions podcast available for free MP3 download here.
Music featured in this podcast (available on Beatport.com):
1. Morgan Page, "Fight For You (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix Dub)"
2. Morgan Page featuring Lissie, “The Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix)"