Morgan Page

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Morgan Page posing for a promotional photo shoot.


This incredibly talented, well-loved, and down to earth electro and progressive house DJ is a Vermont native who started out running a weekly show at WRUV 90.1 FM in Burlington.

He also worked as a DJ at WERS 88.9 FM while attending Emerson College in Boston.

He also attended school at the University of Vermont, where he performed as a DJ on the campus radio and in 1993, interned at German record label Plastic City. He’s come a long way from a local radio station, and without a doubt he deserves all the massive success he is accumulated. This DJ, is none other than Morgan Page.

Page’s first album, “Drifting into View” was released by Nordic Trax in 2002 when he was just 21 years old. After putting blood, sweat and tears into his work, Page was nominated for “Best Breakthrough Artist” at the International Dance Music Awards in 2008. Morgan has received four other nominations for “Best Progressive Track,” “Best Trance Track,” and “Best American DJ.”

His singles “The Longest Road” and “Fight for You” featuring the vocalist Lissie, gave him noticeable fame in 2008 and 2009.

His track “In the Air” was a huge progressive house hit in 2011.

Page has received two Grammy nominations, one in 2009 for “Best Remixed Recording” of DeadMau5’s remix of his song “The Longest Road,” and one in 2011 for “Best Remixed Recording” for his remix of Nadia Ali’s “Fantasy.”

I had the chance to ask Page a little bit about his career. Page was so kind and humble when I asked him for a quick online interview via Twitter, replying “Sure! Fire away.” I first asked Page, “What was the biggest struggle you had to deal with before you became famous?” He said, “The biggest struggle was putting the time in (10,000 hours) and believing in myself.”

Next I asked, “So you’re a famous DJ, who has millions of fans who look up to you. Who do you look up to?” He replied, “I look up to a lot of my contemporaries like Avicii, Swedish House Mafia and Tiësto.”

I wanted to look inside his world for a second, so I asked him, “What do you want your fans to notice or learn from your music?” Page told me, “I want fans to notice the attention to detail in my songs, the importance of the lyrics, and the longevity of the music.”

My favorite Page tracks include “The Longest Road” featuring Lissie, “Carry Me” featuring Nadia Ali, “In the Air” featuring Angela McCluskey, and “S.O.S (Message in a Bottle).” In addition to his exceptional “In the Air” Podcast, this hard to miss artist is set to go on his Morgan Page Presents tour now through December 2013.

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