Miguel Migs (Fri 14/02)

It’s a dream come to true for us here at Geisha to bring you Salted Music head honcho and deep house legend Miguel Migs on Valentines Day Friday February 14th.

Migs began his music career at 18 years old, as a lead guitarist and songwriter for a Santa Cruz local band called Zion Sounds. The band split up in the mid-1990s, however Zion Sounds’ African and Jamaican style is said to have been a major influence in Migs’ personal career. After the band dissolved, Migs went on to explore electronic music production thus creating his unique and soulful sound.

Miguel has produced over 100 remixes to date, including remixes for a number of mainstream artists. Such artists include Britney Spears, Macy Gray and Lionel Richie. Not that his career to date hasn’t been illustrious enough, he’s managed to attract and collaborate with:

• Original Disco Diva Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King
• Reggae Legends ;Capleton
• Half-Pint & Freddie MacGregor
• Meshell Ndegeocello,
• Nu-Jazz singer Georg Levin
• Bossa Nova phenomenon Bebel Gilberto

No slave to metronomic dance floor 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. In 1998 Miguel co-founded the deep house record label Transport Recordings, along with fellow DJ MFR and Naked Music label director Bruno Ybarra. Migs was credited for his soul-driven vibes and hailed as one of the pioneers of the nascent house and chill-out revival scene alongside Dimitri from Paris and Bob Sinclar as a result of his early foray into Deep House in the late 1990s and early 2000s, releasing several highly sought after singles and remixes under the Petalpusher pseudonym.

Migs has been associated with a variety of record labels, most notably Naked Music Recordings, Salted Music and Om Records. In 2004, Miguel Migs started his own Salted Music imprint. No stranger to independent and major labels, the founding of Salted Music was a more personal venture. The idea behind Salted is for Miguel to have a creative outlet for releasing forward thinking; soul based electronic music that is not limited in tempo. Not just instituted for Migs’ own creations, Salted is a vehicle for upcoming and well-known artists who come across his path and catch his ear.

Miguel will be supported by local House legends Lee Wilson, Shaddow Brothers and Tone.
Tickets on Sale Tuesday January 21st at Midday for $30 +B.F.
Doors 11pm.