Multi-platinum record selling musician and record producer, Glenn Morrison is the archetype of the modern DJ/producer star. The 31-year-old Toronto native is as happy rocking an underground house party as he is performing at an exclusive oceanic rooftop venue; as adept at composing an international club anthem like ‘Into The Deep’ as he is at concocting a pop dance record that strikes to the Billboard Charts in America. His single ‘Goodbye’ has been Certified Double Platinum and went Number 1 for 11 weeks in a row on the Canadian Billboard Chart, as well as going Number 1 in Russia’s Billboard Chart. It wound up taking over Eastern Europe and became Number 1 in 7 Countries to date.
He is signed to Sony Records, Universal Music Group and Sony Music ATV as a writer, producer, & recording artist. In addition, Glenn Morrison owns and runs 4 independent labels which cater to different stylistic headspaces – Dying Light Records is the commercial Billboard label, Fall From Grace Records is the underground sound, Ambient Wave Records is meditation and chill out, and Wolfe Records is his classical piano recordings label.
Glenn has been nominated for several Juno Awards in 2015, as well as Fans Choice Award / Dance Artist of the Year / Dance Record of the Year for Sirius XM Radio Music Awards, and won the SOCAN Dance Record of the Year 2015.
Glenn has enjoyed the support of DJs as varied as John Digweed and Dixon to Pete Tong and Tiesto. For three years he was resident at Ibiza’s Amnesia Club, and was a resident at Space in Ibiza for 1 year, as well as Space in Miami for 2 years. In Las Vegas, Glenn has held monthly residencies at both the Palms Casino at Rain / Moon Nightclub, as well as Marquee at the Cosmopolitan.
Glenn is constantly perfecting a sinuous, hooky sound that combines the eerie beauty of pure techno with light rains of melody and flashes of emotion. Juxtapose that with his commercial pop sensibilities, and voila – there you have the story of this enigmatic soul. In short, Glenn Morrison is one of the most dynamic and accomplished talents in electronic music today. Period.
Morrison is a difficult DJ to pigeonhole and that’s what makes him such a fascinating talent. One minute his sound is ruthlessly minimal and funky; the next it’s washed in colour and vocals and emotion.
Glenn has had an unusual career path. He started off as a classical pianist, a preteen prodigy, performing – and winning – competitions (Kiwanis Music Festival, ORMTA, CMC, Royal Conservatory of Music, Richmond Hill Music Festival, etc.). Then came a life-changing encounter with electronic music.
Production continues apace in the new mastering studio Morrison has built in Toronto, entitled Alpine Mastering (www.alpinemastering.com). Be it sound design for video game companies like Nintendo, EA Sports, Activision or Rockstar, or his own productions, he simply doesn’t stop making and playing music.
Glenn Morrison’s latest partnership with IMAX has been a thrilling experience, pushing the boundaries of electronic music to that of sound-scoring live theatre visuals. Glenn & IMAX unveiled this concept with a 3 part show series at the 2012 ComicCon event held at the Ruben H Fleet Science Centre in San Diego, and it was a huge success. “It’s been a liberating transition for me to make music for all different stylistic purposes, and I’m very grateful for having the ability to do what I love for a living” says Glenn.
Watch this brilliant artist over the course of 2017 as he will be reshaping and redefining how we perceive electronic music through an ample amount of live shows, performances, and recordings.
Dom Phillips, author of ‘Superstar DJs Here We Go!’ – www.amazon.ca/Superstar-Djs-Here…e-Go/dp/0091926939