Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Event Type: Special Events, DJ Events
Last Updated: March 21, 2012
Miguel MigsMiguel Migs, who has a new album Outside the Skyline, is now moving well and truly beyond the limitations of the house scene in which he first made his name. His deep seated love of reggae and dub shines strongly through as well as his passion for classic rock, blues, funk and soul.Not that his career to date hasnt been illustrious enough. Just look the list of collaborators hes managed to attract: original disco diva Evelyn Champagne King, reggae legends Capleton, Half Pint and Freddie MacGregor, Meshell Ndegeocello, nu jazz singer Georg Levin and bossa nova phenomenon Bebel Gilberto all feature on the album, alongside Migs regular vocal co-conspirators, Aya and Lisa Shaw. No slave to metronomic dancefloor rhythms and tempos, the resulting long-player blends influences from house, jazz, reggae, soul and more, with a heavy emphasis on high-quality songwriting and equally high production values.I definitely spend more time on my studio production sounds these days Im constantly tweaking everything! he laughs. Songwriting is paramount, but so is getting the EQ right, getting the separation of the sounds right, getting the songs to sound warm with depth, dimension and musicality Im pretty happy with this album, but really I still feel like Im at the beginning of my career as an artist, as a songwriter and as a producer. I plan on doing this for another 30 years.Those early house records I made, he continues, its flattering when people tell you they mean something to them, but I was just a broke kid then rushing the productions to get stuff out there, figuring it all out on the fly as I went along. Now, I get the chance to work with some of my musical heroes, which is amazing when I started work on the album, I sent out a lot of emails to different people, mostly just via their record label or management. And when someone like Evelyn or Freddie replies, and they say they love your music thats a pretty awesome feeling.
Location: The Barbary
Address: 951 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
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