Published on September 17th, 2013 | by Matt0
Review: Project46 & Morgan Page @ Club Nokia 9/13/13 (w/ Project 46 Interview)
Last Friday night Project 46 and Morgan Page took over Club Nokia in Los Angeles for Morgan Page’s MPP3D tour. The show was an immersive 3D concert experience and everyone was given 3D glasses as you walked into the venue. It was the first 3D style show of its kind and it was amazing. Walden opened up the show and Project 46 were up next.
Ryan and Thomas otherwise known as the duo Project 46 threw down an hour set which brought pure energy inside the club. Their set had the entire crowd singing along as they played tracks like Armin Van Buuren’s “This Is What It Feels Like” and Alesso’s “Lose Myself.” A notable mashup I remember being dropped was Swedish House Mafia’s “Greyhound” mixed into Axwell’s remix of “In My Mind” by Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft Georgi Kay. Everyone in the crowd went absolutely wild and hands were in the air throughout the club. Project 46 also played their brand new song “Motionless” featuring Seri which was actually just released yesterday. Throughout their entire set they were dancing and singing with the crowd. They ended their set perfectly with their huge collaboration on Kaskade’s new album Atmosphere titled “Last Chance.”
The club then went dark and the first 3D visuals started spiraling over the DJ booth. The lyrics to Morgan Page’s song “Strange Condition” looked as if they were floating in mid air as he began to start his set. The 3D visuals combined with the amazing laser show were like something we’ve never seen before. Everything from colorful shapes, designs, lyrics, stars, roads and more were projected out at us. It was as if you could reach out and grab visuals right in front of you. Morgan played some big tracks like a mashup to his own “Body Work” which he mixed into Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash’s “Reload,” as well as his forthcoming track “Against The World” featuring Michael S. Morgan Page’s set was all the tops hits, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Morgan played to the crowd and the reaction was a fun and beautiful set. Finally Morgan closed his set with a massive remix to The Outfields’ “Your Love,” while confetti blasted into the air. The entire night was a blast and I definitely recommend everyone to check out the MPP3d Tour. Continue below to read our interview with Project 46.
Project 46 Interview
DTB: We recently caught your show at Avalon in Hollywood. Did you guys enjoy that show?
Ryan: Avalon is amazing. I love playing in LA. California is huge for us. Our first ever show that we ever played was in San Francisco. We didn’t make any money but it was a crazy show. We’ve been to San Francisco four times since then and we just got offered to go there again. Every time we go we want to see Alcatraz but every time it is sold out.
Thomas: California in general treats us really well. We’ve never been to Alcatraz. We need to get onto Alcatraz on a guest list.
DTB: We know you guys just worked with Kaskade on “Last Chance.” How did that all come about?
Thomas: We had this idea for a guitar in the breakdown and we put together the framework for the song and sent it out to a couple people. Kaskade said he wanted to work on it and basically finished it off. We went back and forth for a while and then a year in a half later it is on iTunes.
Ryan: We worked with Kaskade on it for over a year and it was a long process. It’s been done for a few months and just waiting for his album to come out. It is apparently going to be the second single on his album. It is pretty exciting and the track did really well.
DTB: Have you guys ever had a conflict while playing on stage together?
Ryan: I mean it is just a song. We have had times where we have messed up on stage. There was a time I pressed the cue button and just turned off all the music.
Thomas: There was a time I yelled out the wrong city when I was in San Diego but yelled out San Francisco.
DTB: What was it like making it into the Top 100 DJs list last year?
Ryan: It was our first time headlining in New York and what happens is they contact you after the poll to interview you. We tried really to make the poll. We did a lot of promo and a month went by and we didn’t get a call. We came to terms that we missed it and then randomly opened my emails and it was DJ Mag asking for an interview in response to the poll. We didn’t know what place we were in. Then it was Project 46 at number 100 and then I was like damn we squeezed in.
DTB: How did the whole ‘Pancake Friday’ thing come about?
Thomas: It was a big troll. Ryan wanted to do a freebie Friday type thing. If we are going to call it something stupid lets just call it Pancake Friday.
DTB: Do you even like pancakes?
Thomas: Technically I’m allergic to them.
DTB: What do you guys have planned for the future?
Thomas: We have a new release coming out Monday called “Motionless” which features Seri. We also have another big collaboration coming out in January with another big artist. We have 3 or 4 more songs that are ready to go but we have to figure out a release plan for the next 6 months. We are working on our own label and major label deals. We are playing as many shows as possible. The laptop is getting a good workout and we are staying busy.
Ryan: The goal next year is to hopefully release an album. We have a cool idea on how to release an album which is a little different than what most artists are doing. It is a cool creative process and we are keeping the doors open to get everyone involved.
There you have it! Once again we definitely recommend you go check out Project 46 on Morgan Page’s MPP3D tour this Fall! You will not be disappointed. For more on Project 46 and Morgan Page hit the following links.
Photos by: Helen Perez