ElectronicNightLife.com Interview with Alex M.O.R.P.H.
We would like to congratulate Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Woody van Eyden on the success of HeavensGate and we invite you to join us in celebrating their 10 year anniversary with them. In celebration of this great milestone HeavensGate will release a brand new album entitled HeavensGate Volume 3 mixed by Alex M.O.R.P.H. B2B Woody van Eyden. It will be released February, 28th and includes tracks from HeavensGate founders Alex & Woody plus friends Jordan Suckley, Maarten de Jong, Ruben de Ronde, and James Dymond.
Alex M.O.R.P.H. will be performing at the Esscala Presents Pure Trance event at SRB in Brooklyn along with Solarstone and Orkidea on February 21st, 2014 so if you are in the area you should definitely swing by. If you can’t catch him in New York you may be able to see him perform somewhere near you as a part of the HeavensGate Aluminium Tour 2014. Alex will make stops in Germany, England, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Ukraine, Indonesia & more.
We spoke with Alex M.O.R.P.H. while he was visiting New York last year so we decided to reach out to Alex on this special occasion as a follow up to our last Q & A. Keep reading to find out what he’s up to….
You called “Prime Mover” your next step the last time you spoke to ElectronicNightLife. Where did you go from there? Besides continuing to trance-out dance floors all over the world & electrify DJ sets with your remixes of course?
Yes, Prime Mover was a big step indeed. I’m really proud of that album and I still receive many many awesome feedback to it.
Has there ever been Trance at the Berghain in Berlin? Could there ever be? Would you spin there if you could?
I don’t know actually. And yes, of course I’d play there if they’d want me to come. But as it’s a techno club, I don’t think they will be interested in Trance events.
What is it like being one of the senior members of the A State of Trance crew & touring for huge crowds of trance fans?
Well, I play some of the events from time to time, but I’m not a “member” of A State of Trance. It’s always great to play for huge crowds but I also love to play smaller clubs. Both bigger and smaller events have their advantages.
Who is your favorite up-and-coming trance producer that you’re totally impressed by right now?
Estiva has been around for many years, but right now his career is really pushing forward. He is definitely up and coming this year.
Where is your favorite place to spin in every continent? Conversely, where’s that one place in the world you’ve never performed at that you want to?
It’s hard to tell my favourite place, because there are many great places in this world. So far I have never played at Heidi Klum’s Halloween Party. Would be great to come there soon!
Looking back on 400 episodes of HeavensGate, any episodes that really stand out, that you’d recommend people new to the radio show should dig into first?
It’s too many great episodes to pick only one. Come to our Facebook page (HeavensGatecouk), listen to the latest episodes and decide for yourself if you like it, and then you can hunt for the older episodes
Does Alex M.O.R.P.H. sound the same all over the world? Or does the Alex in Miami play a different set than Alex in Malaysia?
It always depends on the vibe during the night. As a DJ I cannot just play my stuff. I have to read the audience and I have to react on their vibe to get their energy out. Sometimes I plan to play specific tracks, and during the set I end up playing a completely different track. You never know what happens!
Do you have any thoughts on the resurgence of Trance, especially in America?
I have been playing in America a lot in the past 12 months, so yeah… Trance is definitely growing over there which is of course a good thing. Let’s give it some more time and see what happens.
If someone wanted to introduce Alex M.O.R.P.H. to their friend, but they could only use one track, which would they suggest they play?
I don’t know haha! Ask them. Everyone has their own taste and everyone has a different opinion about what’s “the best Alex M.O.R.P.H. track”. I cannot decide that.
Walk The Edge is my one of my favorite Trance songs of all time. Besides the B2B remix you released with Woody, any future plans for the tune?
Well, it was an important release in my career back in 2008, but there are no future plans for it. I want to focus on new stuff instead.
Thanks for your time!
Interview by Terry Gotham
Introduction written by Zaneta Ortiz
This post originally appeared on Electronic Nightlife, now a part of beatcue.