Grammy-nominated DJ, Morgan Page, took some time out to answer The Sherp’s questions!
Morgan Page will be playing in India on the first three days of August! Apart from his Grammy nominations, he has been nominated at the prestigious International Dance Music Awards (IDMA). Here’s what the American progressive legend had to say about his first time in India, receiving two Grammy nominations and more!
Sherp: It’s your first time in India, what are you looking forward to the most?
Morgan Page: I have been wanting to come to India to play for years. I have heard so many great things about the scene, the fans, and the country. Hopefully this will be the first of many trips. I obviously want to get in as much sight-seeing as possible, but playing is what I am most excited about.
Sherp: You have landed two Grammy nominations which is a rarity in the electronic music scene (at least back in 2009). How did it feel?
MP: Being nominated for a Grammy is definitely a great professional achievement, and being a nominee is a wonderful thing. Last year was the first time I had floor seats, so I literally bumped into Lady Gaga. Justin Bieber walked by, Will Smith – countless celebrities. It was pretty surreal.
Sherp: You started your journey into the world of electronic music performing as a DJ on the student radio at the University of Vermont, could you tell us a little more about the experience?
MP: The local college radio station at University of Vermont didn’t require their DJ to be students, so I took advantage of that opportunity. As a high school student I tried to get as much air-time DJing as possible. I later continued in radio at Emerson College in Boston, and started to play out in clubs because I wanted an audience I could see.
Sherp: Biggest inspiration in your life?
MP: I recently bought a house up in the Los Angeles hills that overlooks a canyon. My routine now is to stare at the mountains, daydream a bit, and get back to work.
Sherp: Best moment behind the console?
MP: There have been so many great moments.
Sherp: Biggest fail behind the console?
MP: One time I was playing in a club where it got so hot and humid, condensation formed over the DJ booth and water started to literally rain over the DJ set up. My mixer shorted out, and I had to switch gear mid-set.
Sherp: If not a DJ, what would you have been?
MP: Probably a photographer or something in design.
Sherp: What are you working on these days?
MP: My new single, ‘Your Love’ featuring The Outfield just came out. It’s a re-working of the ’80s classic hit. It’s a personal favorite of mine. I contacted the band and asked if I could do a new version of their song, and they were like, “Great, we just recorded new vocals already. Done deal!” I really hope it becomes an anthem. When I get back to the US, I’ll be launching a 3-month bus tour throughout the US and Canada.
Sherp: Best or Weirdest festival experience till date?
MP: Playing Red Rocks outside of Denver Colorado was pretty amazing. It’s a beautiful place that combines my two loves: music and the outdoors.
A big shout out to Submerge Entertainment for this exclusive interview!