Morgan Page and singer Nadia Ali get us all riled up in this video version of the track "Carry Me." Filmed in LA in February 2013 -- can you see yourself in the crowd?
Morgan Page has certainly come a long way from his native Vermont. Since the release of his third full-length album, In The Air, Page has enjoyed many firsts. Not only has In The Air surpassed year-to-date sales of his two previous releases - 2008s Elevate and 2010s Believe the album garnered Page his first #1 hit on Billboards Hot Dance Airplay Chart and his first gold single.
Page began crafting the material that would eventually become the album in early 2010. In between stints on the road, Page assembled an all-star cast of guests to appear on these original tracks. That cast includes Tegan And Sara on "Body Work" and "Video," Jonathan Mendelsohn and Andy Caldwell on "Where Did You Go?" Greg Laswell on "Addicted", and a powerhouse combination of BT, Sultan, and Ned Shepard and Angela McCluskey (Tlpopmusik) on the record's first single "In the Air." The lead track rises from an elegantly enticing electro haze into an infectious hook, moving from progressive house into propulsive pop.
Since coming onto the scene by making a name for himself with 2005's collection of bootleg remixes, Cease And Desist, which got the blogosphere buzzing, Morgan's profile has grown steadily over the years. In 2008, he dropped his formal debut Elevate, which spawned one of his biggest hits to date "The Longest Road" featuring songstress, Lissie. The Deadmau5 remix of the track was nominated for a Grammy (Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical) in 2009. His sophomore effort, 2010's Believe, saw him continue to garner even more critical and fan acclaim.
The accolades didn't stop there though. In 2011 his remix of Nadia Ali's "Fantasy" received a Grammy nomination for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. In the meantime, he also received four International Dance Music Award nominations, including 2012s Best American DJ (North America) alongside Skrillex, Deadmau5 and Kaskade.
While touring and dropping records, Page managed to produce close to 300 remixes for everyone from Madonna and Katy Perry to La Roux and Florence + the Machine. Most recently, he's remixed legends Daft Punk ["Solar Sailor"] and Underworld ["Diamond Jigsaw"]. His other recent remix collaborations include work with Rueben Keeney (Toolroom) and Emma Hewitt (Armada.)
Page's style is distinct. He builds his own space in the middle of the pop and electro worlds sonically. Of his last album, he affirms, "it exists between the club and pop worlds with a little bit of indie thrown in there as well. I wanted to try some new flavors and attitudes, while keeping my sound intact. At the end of the day, it's really about the song. I want to make sure these songs stick in your head. While I was working on the album, I had the chance to road-test a lot of this material, and it was effective for the dance floor."
Page has ignited crowds around the world and at crucial festivals such as Coachella Arts And Valley Music Festival (90,000-capacity), Electric Daisy Carnival (142,000-capacity), Spring Awakening Festival (61,000-capacity), Electric Zoo (25,000-capacity) and more.
It's not only his first appearance at many of the festivals, but it's also the year that Wynn Las Vegas signed him for a prestigious yearlong residency alongside other artists like Tisto, Deadmau5, Afrojack and Steve Aoki.
"Touring really changes your sound," he adds. "The more you play live, the more you see what's working globally in different venues. You sculpt your sound around how the crowd is reacting. At the same time, the live show is definitely evolving too. There will be a lot more audience interaction and production value on the upcoming tour... It's important that people have a good time and come back for more."
With In The Air, the Los Angeles-based artist strikes a brilliant balance between kinetic house music and blissful, radio-ready pop. Touting club anthems with the right dose of indie and pop flourishes, Page creates a danceable, diverse, and deep collection of songs. "I want people to play it over and over again," concludes Page. "I want them to sing these songs back to me when I'm playing live. I want to make music that lasts."