Morgan’s story begins in Australia, where a teenage affinity for hip-hop’s heavy basslines introduced her to the art of finding a beat and maintaining a flow. Armed with a curious ear and an ever-growing collection of rap, R&B, jazz and soul, she began mixing for fun. It only took a few years and the slow, steady incorporation of house and deep tech into her repertoire before the casual hobby turned into regular club gigs around Sydney.
Weaving genres and introducing diverse, unexpected elements into her sets became a signature, and in 2011 she was granted a residency at The Spice Cellar, the city’s almighty after-hours institution. Each week, opening sets and warm-ups for the likes of Moodymann, Carl Craig and Nina Kraviz sharpened her intuition and shaped her ability to capture the mood of a room. Her influence on the city’s musical scene increasing, she became a fixture at legendary Sunday party SASH and a regular on the festival circuit, filling slots at Return to Rio, Future Music and Subsonic.
2013 presented the opportunity to play at Berlin’s Watergate and prompted the purchase of a one-way ticket to Europe. More studio time in the German capital led to a reunion with friend and fellow Spice resident YokoO, her co-producer on “Spiralling”, which became her first release on Kindisch. An offer to manage Guti’s jazz and electronica label Rompecorazones spurred a move to Barcelona and a string of releases with the talented musician on labels like No. 19, Cuttin’ Headz and Desolat.
Spain brought unlimited access to a studio full of machines and a more consistent international touring schedule, which sharpened Morgan’s solo production skills and caught the attention of Jonny White and Moreon & Baffa, both of whom released her tracks on their respective imprints Sunday Money and Budare. A foray into throwing parties also blossomed into Mistress, a weekly gathering at Macarena Club co-hosted with respected local ISAbella that has played host to Francesco del Garda amongst others.
Bucharest came calling next, where a quiet year in an old house gave rise to experimentation with the esoteric textures and hypnotic grooves that define the nation’s sound, along with endless hours of collaboration with Romanian artists, including a 2017 release with Guy From Downstairs on his eponymous label.
The past is out of sight for Morgan, and the future out of mind. What only ever matters is the present moment for the Sydney-born DJ and producer. The place and the sound and the crowd may change, but the innate and undying need for self-expression and exploration remains.