INTERVIEW: Morgan Page (2013)

Morgan Page is one of the nicest producer/DJs on the scene.  A major part of his new tour – Morgan Page Presents – is focused on rising talent with Project 46, Walden, Topher Jones, Beltek, Maor Levi, and Audien joining him on the bus tour.  Then there is the 3D element which aims to bring a more immersive experience to the crowd.  Talking to him is liking talking to an old friend, and when you think back to all of his massive records over the past ten years (“Falling,” “Call My Name,” “In the Air,” “Longest Road,” “Body Work,” “Carry Me,” “Fight For You”), they all exude that same kind of warmth.  I met up and chatted with Morgan Page at the Promo Only Summer Sessions last month right before he was going to launch the MPP3D bus tour.  Its definitely a tour you do not want to miss.

RS: Have you ever done a bus tour before?
Morgan Page: No, this is the first one.

RS: What was the inspiration for it?
Morgan Page: The biggest thing was just to go and tour with a team of people that I believe in and champion. To do the kind of production that we want to do we need a bus and a semi-truck to haul all of our gear. We can’t fly with all that stuff, so that was definitely one of our big motivators and we also wanted to go big and do 3D.
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INTERVIEW: Beltek (2013)

Slovenia may be a small country in size, but it’s producing some big EDM talent.  Following in the footsteps of internationally-known Umek comes Beltek who is quickly rising on the scene.  His tracks mix electro and progressive house with a focus on massive energy – music that will rock a massive festival or a smaller club.  Early support came from Pete Tong, and superstar Morgan Page recently invited him to join his night at WMC (as well as collaborate in the studio). Keep your eyes and ears open for Beltek – you will be hearing a lot more from him.

RS: Welcome to the US, have you been to the Winter Music Conference before?
Beltek: Yes, last year was my first time.

RS: How has it been different for you this year?
Beltek: Actually I just arrived and I am missing the sun! This year there are a lot more press interviews, more parties, and I am meeting with several artists to do some business stuff, so it is really hectic.
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SONG OF THE DAY: Beltek & Morgan Page – “Captcha”

While great collaborations can occur without direct human interaction (i.e. all online), it seems like the really magical ones occur when people are in the studio together.  A few months ago while on tour, rising Slovenian DJ Beltek stopped in LA and hooked up with Morgan Page in the studio one night.  The resulting composition, “Captcha,” is monstrous.  The power comes not only from intense electro and hard beats, but from a triplet-beat swing rhythm which sounds like it comes from a stadium rock (not stadium house) anthem.  No, it doesn’t sound like a rock track, but the vibe is there and it launches the energy into the stratosphere.  On a big room, like say, Mansion during WMC, the crowd response is massive and a definite highlight of the night. “Captcha” shows the depth and range of Beltek’s production skills as it follows up his recent buzz track “Eric Goes to Disco,” which was inspired by the signature atonal noise of club classic “Flat Eric” by Mr. Oizo.

Image Courtesy of Sneakerz Music.