10 Questions with Morgan Page (An Interview)

Published by Oliver on

morgan-page-interview-groove-cruise-3d

morgan-page-interview-groove-cruise-3d

In this installment of 10 Questions we chatted it up with Morgan Page.  One of America’s homegrown DJ superstars, we caught up with Morgan during the Groove Cruise LA.  His headlining dayparty set at Papas & Beer in Ensenada was one of the highlights of the weekend experience.  Imagine a huge warehouse style private party with 2,000 crazy Groove Cruisers going off in Mexico in the early afternoon with Morgan Page on the decks.  It was insane and we loved it!  So much so that the set was recognized in our Best of Groove Cruise review.

We hit Morgan with 10 questions about the Morgan Page Presents 3D tour, life in Los Angeles, and some personal favorites in his life.  Check them out below along with tour dates for his live 3D tour that stops in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles in November.

 

Rabbits Black: Artists are doing everything they can to make their live experience unique.  How did you select the 3D elements?  Was it something you specifically envisioned?

Morgan Page: It’s something I heard about but was shocked that it’d never been done. You’ve seen “3D-esque” things but never true hi-res 3D, so I jumped at the opportunity.

Rabbits Black: On the Morgan Page Presents 3D tour you are showcasing emerging acts.  Do you feel a responsibility as an established artist to bring new acts to larger crowds?  Or is it more about introducing the audience to new artists?

Morgan Page: I think it’s both. I hand picked these support acts because I love their music and want to share it with my fans.

Rabbits Black: Most of this tour is being done city to city by bus.  That’s an experience many DJs don’t have, choosing to fly across the world on a weekly basis.  What are some of the challenges of a bus tour?

Morgan Page: The bus is expensive, but brings a lot of advantages. You can bring a huge stage production, lots of merch, and music making gear. And you can actually sleep while traveling. The downside is that it’s a fairly small space for 12 guys.


READ: Best of Groove Cruise LA 2013


Rabbits Black: You have an interesting background- college experience, radio DJ.  How did your college experience in the United States benefit or contribute to your career as a world re-known DJ?  (It is really unique to find a US college-degree international DJ)

Morgan Page: Doing a mix show gave me an appreciation for presenting multiple genres – my shows would often integrate everything from downtempo to drum n bass, and helped me find my sound in house music.

Rabbits Black: Were there any artists that helped break your career?

Morgan Page: Part of the motivation for this is I never really had the support of DJs taking me under their wing. I signed early releases to labels run by Digweed, Satoshi Tomiie, and James Zabiela but was never really a part of a label family.

Rabbits Black: LA is known for having amazing local talent. Have you ever walked into a show in LA without knowing the artist and came away amazed?

Morgan Page: I used to scout for vocalists at Hotel Cafe – to hear singer songwriters in that raw acoustic state, which is a great way to find talent you want to build music around.

 

Rabbits Black: West of the 405 or East of the 405?  Where are you more likely to find Morgan Page and why?

Morgan Page: Definitely East of the 405 – it’s more relaxed and you can actually find parking.

Rabbits Black: Your favorite food?

Morgan Page: Asian – either Japanese or Thai

Rabbits Black: Some of your favorite tracks of the moment?

Morgan Page: The Avicii album

Rabbits Black: Give us one of your favorite artists outside of the dance music genre.

Morgan Page: Right now I love London Grammar – really great music

 

You can catch Morgan on the MPP3D Tour this Fall.  The visual spectacle combined with the talents of one of America’s best DJs is a show you shouldn’t miss.  The Fall tour ends with a run of California and Vegas dates highlighted below.

October 12 – St. Louis, MO – Scottish Rite Cathedral

October 13 – Toronto, ON – Guvernment/Koolhaus Entertainment Complex

October 17 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

October 18 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater

October 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Sound Garden Hall

October 21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Haven

October 24 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live

October 26 – Orlando, FL – Firestone

October 30 – Miami Beach, FL – Mansion

October 31 – Tampa, FL – Amphitheatre

November 02 – New Orleans, LA – Ampersand

November 06 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall

November 07 – San Marcos, TX – The Texas Music Theatre

November 08 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live

November 09 – El Paso, TX – Buchanan’s Event Center

November 13 – Park City, UT – Park City Live

November 14 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

November 15 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo

November 16 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

November 17 – Edmonton, AB – Encore at WEM

November 21 – Kelowna, BC – Flashbacks

November 23 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore

November 25 – Las Vegas, NV – XS Nightclub

November 27 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Auditorium

November 28 – San Francisco, CA – Ruby Skye

November 29 – San Diego, CA – Avalon

November 30 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater (Matinee – all ages)

November 30 – Santa Ana, CA  -Yost Theater (Late – 21+)

Categories: Interviews

Oliver

Founding Editor of Rabbits Black.

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *