Vital Radio Ep 112 with Morgan Page and Tom De Neef
Hour 1: Tom De Neef
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DJ/producer and label owner Tom de Neef obviously likes his music to do the talking. Refusing to be pigeonholed by people’s perception of any one persona, he has relentlessly reinvented himself through a myriad of production monikers, including: Plastika, TDN, Behemoth, Villanord, Gattaca, and the Bazement Freakz (with Eddie Amador).
That’s the music that he produces at his studio in Antwerp, Belgium. His talent and passion for DJ’ing can be heard while he’s spinning at Roger Sanchez’s Stealth parties, Hed Kandi events,…
He started with Hed Kandi in 2001 and played for them at the hottest clubs and festivals around the world. He also did a mix compilation for HK (world series 2006) and some cool mixes (brand new heavies, Stonebridge, Full Intention,…). However, despite such club-thumping achievements, some – including Roger Sanchez – still think that he is ‘underrated’.
1. Prayin – artist unknown (Tom De Neef Re-Edit)
2. Roog & Phonic Funk – KTDNG
3. ATFC – Bring the Beat Back
4. Dave Mayer – Rhythm
5. Rene Ames – Balanceo
6. Marijn ten Velden vs Red Carpet- Together All Right
7. ID – ID
8. ATFC – Guru
9. Roog & Phonic Funk – The Fridge
10. Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano – Traffic Jam
11. Felix da Housecat – Thee Anthem (Eric Prydz Remix)
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″