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.
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+)