The jet-setting DJ life offers free time only in certain intervals and in specific settings ... in the air, for example. “I’m not very good at making music on a plane,” explains Morgan Page. “In the eight or nine years I’ve been DJing, I’ve never gotten substantial stuff done on plane trips other than arrangements, but it’s great for doing a mix show.”
That’s why the Grammy-nominated DJ, producer, and Light resident performer named his SiriusXM show In the Air, which has aired every Thursday night for much of the past six years. Page uses his flight time to assess and collect new music, filter through fresh sounds and present a diversity of genres and songs on his show.
“The main focus is highlighting new music, a lot of mine and my friends, but really everything that’s jumping out at me,” says the Vermont native, whose 2015 album DC to Light took inspiration from and was literally powered by clean-energy methods. “I think the show has helped establish me as a tastemaker, which helps. Whether I’m making a mix to fit the show or if I’m playing live, the emphasis is always on songs that will be more durable over time.”
This weekend in Las Vegas, Page celebrates his 300th episode of In the Air with a special performance at Light. Expect guest artists, interactivity with fans via social media and some surprises. “Some I have to keep secret,” Page says, “but really, we’re just celebrating that milestone.” Morgan Page at Light at Mandalay Bay, March 5.