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Updated: August 21, 2013 20:39 IST

Born to make music

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Passing by American Progressive House and electro DJ, Morgan Page says his job hardly feels like one because of the amount of fun he has working

India has a way of attracting talent from around the world. Last weekend, it was American progressive house and electro DJ, Morgan Page, who performed in the city as a part of his tour, following gigs in New Delhi and Mumbai. Brought down by Submerge, the DJ had a few minutes to chat us up before he enthralled the crowds.

He informs: “I’ve had fun at my previous two gigs here. The turnout was good and the energy crazy. But from what I’ve heard, Bangalore is one of the best cities in the country so I’m hoping to have even more fun at tonight’s gig.”

Of his humble beginnings in the industry, the Grammy and International Dance Music Award nominee, who began making music at the age of 12, says, “I always felt that I was born to make music. Being a DJ is a full-fledged job but it hardly feels like one because of the amount of fun I have working. When I started out in the industry, like other really young artistes, I was quite naïve. I started doing radio shows and one step at a time; I’ve reached where I am today.”

With three full-length albums to his credit- Elevate (2008), Believe (2010) and the most recent- In the Air, the DJ has worked with many a renowned artiste. “As much as I enjoy working with well known artistes, I look for new people and new sounds,” he says. Page has produced close to 300 remixes for everyone from Madonna and Katy Perry to La Roux and Florence and the Machine. Most recently, he remixed legends Daft Punk and Underworld.

Page has ignited crowds around the world at crucial festivals; Wynn Las Vegas has signed him for a prestigious year long residency alongside other artists like Tiesto, Deadmau5, Afrojack and Steve Aoiki.

Ask him to describe his signature sound and he says: “It keeps changing! To keep my music interesting, it has to evolve so while right now there is a lot of melody, there’s some amount of aggression too.”

Thoroughly impressed by the Electronic Dance Music landscape in the country, Morgan says: “I’ve wanted to tour India for some time now and the time and opportunity seemed right. The EDM scene here is impressive. International DJs consider it a hotspot for tours. Many of them even come back a second tine. Like across the world, India too has dance music festivals and it’s wonderful to see how the people here have embraced this kind of music.” So would he want to return to India in the near future? “Yes, for sure,” he says, adding with a chuckle, “during a non-monsoon period though!”

Following this tour, the American DJ has more shows coming up in the U.S. He’s especially looking forward to the festivals he’s playing at as well as to a much hyped 3D show

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