There’s a lot of great music coming out from down under right now – last week was the great new single from Helen Corry “Time,” and today we have an exclusive remix premiere from producer/DJ duo Denzal Park. “One Way Home” is an uplifting progressive pop single with a powerful chorus and a strong, uniting positive message. Actually, the lyrics are a bit open to interpretation and the message could be inspirational or religious depending on your perspective. The singer Jon Hume should sound familiar as the lead singer of Evermore, the Aussie rock band that had a major club hit thanks to a Dirty South remix. Speaking of remixes – the mixes by Arston and WasteLand both energize the track in a progressive/stadium direction, while Marek bangs out a harder electro and Fear of Dawn slows it down for a funkier synth-pop/nu-House take (reminiscent of Fear of Tigers, actually). While on the Denzal Park tip, be sure to check out their recent “Look Back” single with Eyelar, and their track with Zoe Badwi “Torches.”
Premiered during Morgan Page’s recent MPP3d bus tour, “Against the Tour” is a moving and powerful song of unity between two people. The progressive pop track is almost a battle of contrasts; multilayered yet pristine, and energetic yet pretty, it really stands out from similar tracks that have been released over the past few months. Michael S contributes a solid vocal performance filled with emotion similar in style to “Leaving You” with Audien, but with the completely opposite message. Actually, the more I listen to the lyrics, I keep think its the modern interpretation of an old Helen Reddy song (written by Daft Punk collaborator Paul Williams) of a similar title. New remixes by Tony Romera and Denzal Park add a bit of electro for primetime dance floor energy while keeping the tone and message firmly in place. It might be a bit late for Valentine’s Day, but “Against the World” would be a perfect song to send to someone special in your life.
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. Continue reading INTERVIEW: Morgan Page (2013)