Morgan Page is truly a 21st century producer. He is so eco-active that even the name of his album, DC to Light, is inspired by solar power. Not only does he create great music and tour relentlessly, he is a lovable foodie that helps others out with his brilliant MPQUICKTIPs. Seriously, his Worst Case Scenario column about backups
is essential reading for every working DJ/producer.
RS: You just came from dinner, let’s start with the big question I’ve been wanting to ask you. Where is the best place in the world to get a taco?
Morgan Page: I would say Mexicatessen or Kogi in LA. Kogi is a really good food truck.
RS: What is the oddest thing that you have ever had on a taco?
Morgan Page: The best taco is duck carnitas, so duck would be one of the stranger things.
RS: Speaking about strange and odd, the Oddictions and Britt are on your record “Running Wild” which has kind of a surf vibe to it.
Morgan Page: Yeah it had a guitar vibe on it, something a little different and a little poppier but a little left of center.
RS: Do you think that Orlando vibe kind of brought that in?
Morgan Page: Who knows, it’s such a different world down there. It’s like a different country in Florida, I love it.
RS: Pretty much. Borgeous mixed that one and you mixed his new one “Souls,” any chance of you two working together on a collab?
Morgan Page: We are talking about something and I think that we will drum something up; no guarantees but I would love to do something with him.
RS: Your album is called DC to Light, where did the name come from for that?
Morgan Page: My studio is solar powered, so is the house and the car. I drive a Tesla and I love electric cars and electric power. The name is kind of that in reverse though, it would be power to sun but the concept is that the music has been created by solar power.
RS: That is really cool. Is there another single coming from the album?
Morgan Page: There might be one more, we are leaning towards “Save Till Tomorrow.”
RS: I love that song and “No Ordinary Love” is really great also.
Morgan Page: Yeah that is a contender too.
RS: What are you working on right now music wise?
Morgan Page: Right now I am trying all different styles and BPMs and working with a bunch of new collaborators. I can’t really announce anything yet but I’m just exploring everything and try new genres and rebuilding the sound. With every album I like to change the sound up a bit and not repeat myself. Some stuff is more banger for the dance floor and a more EDM vibe and some of the other stuff is more of the traditional singer/song writer stuff that you know me for.
RS: Where do you see music going now?
Morgan Page: That is a really good question I see the deeper stuff expanding more, more subgenres and obviously base house is really big now and that is going to continue to get bigger. The progressive house is a little tired right now so I think that needs more reinvention and that is kind of what I am working on, making it a little more fresh and not just the same drop and the same leads.
RS: Do you think you might take the house part of it and add to there with the base house and make it progressive house?
Morgan Page: Yeah I think that is a good idea. There are no new ideas, there are just new combinations and that is how you make new music.
RS: I like that, “there are no new ideas, just new combinations.” Talking about new ideas, what most excited you at CES this year?
Morgan Page: I went last year, I wasn’t there this year but I did hear about the drone that follows you. It has like a little face on it and they made 20 million in sales, it looks fun.
RS: In addition to loving tech, you also do a help column called Quick Tips, how is that going?
Morgan Page: It’s really good, I have been building a following the last 5 years. It has kind of been a little baby project of mine and right now it is a blog at MPquicktips.com. It is a twitter account with daily tips on work flows, life hacking and travel so it’s not just music. It is kind of a labor of love and I have gotten a lot of really good feedback from some big names. Guys like Chainsmokers and Zedd love it and so do the emerging, budding producers so it is really rewarding to see that.
RS: How do you do that every day along with your production, touring and keeping your healthy life? How do you keep it all in balance?
Morgan Page: It is really hard and I think it takes a really good team, there is no way that I could do it by myself. The big things is also automation, I come up with a bunch of tips ahead of time and we schedule them so that they are daily. The big thing is coming up with new material, you can’t just write one book and be done with it. This is a series of posts and eventually it is going to be like a card deck in a print book.
RS: I can’t wait for that. What is the strangest interview question that you have ever been asked?
Morgan Page: Sometimes people say “what is a secret that nobody knows about you?” As a public figure everybody kind of knows everything about you, you keep your personal life private but that is one of the stranger questions.
RS: What would you like to say to all of your fans out there?
Morgan Page: I want to say thank you to everybody for all of the support and for coming out to shows. I read every single tweet and read everything that I see, so I appreciate all of the support in all of the different forms that they come.