Sep 02, 2016
Alex M.O.R.P.H. Talks Paul Van Dyk Collab & Upcoming Album
Out today on VANDIT Records, “We Are” is a dream collaboration between trance stalwarts Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Paul van Dyk. Alex M.O.R.P.H. joined us to tell the story behind the collaboration. He describes what it was like working with Paul van Dyk, bringing “We Are” to life, and what this track means for his upcoming album Not All Superheroes Wear Capes (VANDIT). To celebrate “We Are,” Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Paul van Dyk have launched a contest to win a special backstage meet-and-greet. Enjoy the music, learn the story, and make sure you check out the full contest details for your chance to win!
What was the inspiration for “We Are”? What was the production process like?
Alex M.O.R.P.H.: It was like many other times when you are doing a collab with another artist. You send over ideas, melodies and all that stuff. Then the other one adds his ideas and sends it back. Then you are talking on the phone about it and change little details until the track comes to life. Sometimes it takes a bit longer because both are travelling around the world so the track won’t finish. [laughs] and then you need a catchy name that puts the track in a suit.
What does "We Are" mean to you? Why that title?
Alex M.O.R.P.H.: The idea of the title is the fact that we are many things. It can mean anything but still has that stamp effect. We Are. Boom. It’s a strong title in my opinion.
You're doing a contest to support "We Are." Tell us about that?
Alex M.O.R.P.H.: It’s easy! 1) Take a pic or 6-second (max) video clip, 2) Tag your media with the hashtag #WeAre, 3) Upload to your socials....that's it!
Paul van Dyk and VANDIT Records and I will track your posts and select one (1) winner in each of the following territories for a very special backstage meet-and-greet with Paul and/or myself at a show near you coming soon: 1) North America; 2) Europe & the UK; 3) Australia; 4) Asia; 5) South America; 6) South Africa.
Have you and Paul played "We Are" out live? What was the reaction?
Alex M.O.R.P.H.: Yes we played it together at Euforia Festival. People liked it a lot, many asked for the name of the track so that’s always a good sign if a track performs well or not.
What’s your favorite thing about working with Paul?
Alex M.O.R.P.H.: He is a maniac in getting things done the right way, just like me. A perfectionist.
What is his biggest strength production wise?
Alex M.O.R.P.H.: He can work out small details in the production and the arrangement until he is 100% happy.
How does "We Are" compare to “Euforia Anthem”? Are you still playing "Euforia Anthem" out live, or was it only for that one festival?
Alex M.O.R.P.H.: Sure I’m still playing Euforia Anthem. It still works very well at my gigs and people want to hear it. It’s even still in the Beatport charts. That makes me happy! Comparisons of tracks are not my thing because every track stands on its own.
What do these tracks signify about your upcoming studio album, Not All Superheroes Wear Capes (VANDIT)?
Alex M.O.R.P.H.: I think the singles, “Not All Superheroes Wear Capes,” “Euforia Anthem,” “We Are,” and “Angelic,” they all show that it will be quite a trance-y album. Maybe a few surprises too. You will know soon!
The time is right to join together in peace and humanity. Trance titans Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Paul van Dyk want to see who you are! Full contest details below.
1) Take a pic or 6-second (max) video clip (sans audio)
2) Tag your media with the hashtag #WeAre
3) Upload to your socials....that's it!
Paul van Dyk, Alex M.O.R.P.H. and VANDIT Records will track your posts and select one (1) winner in each of the following territories for a very special backstage meet-and-greet with PvD and M.O.R.P.H. at a show near you coming soon: 1) North America; 2) Europe & the UK; 3) Australia; 4) Asia; 5) South America; 6) South Africa.
Hurry! Contest ends at 11:59pm EDT September 12th, 2016.
The new single from Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Paul van Dyk, "We Are" (VANDIT) is out on September 2nd from the forthcoming studio album, Not All Superheroes Wear Capes (VANDIT).
(Legal disclaimer: Prizes do not include ground transportation or accommodations. You must be age 21+ to enter this contest. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.)
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