Vital Radio 112 – Hour 2: Morgan Page

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With over 110 remixes to his name—including tracks by Madonna (“Miles Away”), Katy Perry (“I Kissed A Girl”), Tegan & Sara (“Back In Your Head”), and La Roux (“Bulletproof”)—Morgan Page has earned a solid reputation for transferring insatiable pop energy to the dance floor in the form of banging, progressive house tracks. High ranking spots on iTunes’ dance chart, Beatport’s progressive chart, and Billboard’s club charts affirmed his salability, while an ’09 Grammy nomination for Deadmau5’s remix of Page’s “The Longest Road” simultaneously bolstered his underground cred while spotlighting his skills as a songwriter.

The landscape dramatically shifted for Page when he released a now infamous collection of bootleg remixes in 2005 entitled Cease And Desist. Without the help of master tapes (or label permission) he extracted a cappellas and signature melodies from tracks by David Bowie, Coldplay, Imogen Heap, Esthero, and The Kills with surgical precision, then rounded out the sound with luminous instrumentation and blazing beats. His undulating progressive feel and strict attention to kit detail—never the same kick drum twice, ever—was a perfect compliment to the larger than life vocal hooks. Dance music blogs like Resident Advisor and Beatportal took note, and Page’s own server continually crashed under the weight of the mix’s download traffic.

1. Axwell – “Nothing But Love “(Remode Mix)
2. Dan Castro – “High Tide”
3. Adrian Lux – “Teenage Crime” (Axwell & Henrik B Remix)
4. Pryda – “The End”
5. EDX – “Hoover” (Adam K Remix)
6. Max Vangeli feat. Max C – “Look Into Your Heart”
7. Tim Berg – “Loopde”
8. Adam K – “My Love” (EDX Remix)
9. Robyn – “Dancing On My Own” (Michael Woods Remix)
10. Wolfgang Gartner & Mark Knight – “Conscindo”
11. Mark Knight – “Devil Walking”
12. Red Carpet feat. Hardwell “Allright 2010″

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