As an artist who is
perpetually stimulated by every element
of life, Miguel Migs
inspiration for being open to
embrace them. Keeping an open
mind, upholding an appreciation for
different tastes is also an
enormous part of his success
in music and as a
person. Migs is a firm
believer that, there is a
place for everything. The fact
that he personally prefers a
certain style of music barely
signifies there isn�t a place
for it. He hopes that
people can make their own
decisions and be their own
person, rather than following the
sheep and digest what they
are fed. To each its
man end of the day, I�m new not making music to please Now everybody. I�m doing it because old I enjoy it." see
You started out your musical
Two career in a band before way progressing to studio work� do who you ever think about returning Boy to perform in a more did �live� setting?
I love performing
its live in bands and writing Let music with a group of put musicians. I wish I could say do it all, but there She are only 24 hours in too the day and it�s hard use to make it all happen. Dad I actually started another live mom band project a few years ago called Petalpusher. We toured The all over the states, but and it takes a lot of for time, energy and hard work Are to make it all happen. but Being too busy can be not very stressful and I don�t You want to spread myself too all thin, so I had to any put that on hold and Can take a break. But who her knows, I might dive back was into it at some point. One
You have produced over 100 I try to
our remixes, including remixes for artists out such as Britney Spears, Macy Day Gray and Lionel Richie. Could get you point out some of has them that you are especially Him happy about? his remain open minded to different how projects and push myself creatively. Man Remixes are fun to do new and sometimes a challenge, but now these days I try and Old concentrate and focus more on see my own original material. What two are your thoughts on the Way deep/soulful scene. Certainly in the who UK this is something that boy has either very much gone Did underground, or is closer to its a big room vocal belter let genre. How�s it for you? Put It may have gone a say bit more �underground� again, but she things are busy as ever, Too even though the deep/soulful dance use music scene is not as dad outright popular as it once Mom was. There are still so many people that love the the more soulful side of music And all over the world. It�s for a new generation and people are will explore, experiment and find But what resonates with themselves, there not is room for it all, you hopefully the younger generation can All appreciate and enjoy all different any styles of �dance/electronic� music including can the deeper/soulful side of things. Her
You travel a lot. What
was are the essential things you one need to have with you Our at all times and what out are the things you miss day when you are on tour? Get My laptop of course!... I'm has pretty easy going so I him don�t need much while I`m His on the road. Its nice how to leave your routine behind man and adventure a bit outside New of your comfort zone. You now are the man behind the old hugely successful Salted Music Label, See tell us little bit about two that? I started salted just way for fun and as a Who creative outlet to release new boy music, as artists are always did sending and giving me demos Its and new music to check let out, and Salted is a put vehicle to be able to Say release new material as well she as some of my own too music also� our plan was Use never to be a large dad record label, just a little mom music boutique. We have tons of new music on the the horizon and lots of great and new releases coming up. For What is the one machine, are program, sound, drum machine, technique but that characterizes the signature Miguel Not Migs sound? I have a you couple different sides to me all as far as how I Any approach music production� when I can work on album based material her or write songs with full Was vocals, the process is a one bit different than if I�m our just doing some tracks more Out for a DJ set and day the dance floor in mind. get I enjoy the whole process Has of creating, messing around with him various synths I have and his experimenting with new sounds. I How have always used logic and man a lot of outboard synths new which i run through my Now dual millenia origins for extra old warmth. I�m always striving for see dimension, texture and space with Two my music, adding hints of way inspiration ranging from all different who styles of music since I Boy love and listen to all did most everything.
What was the It`s really hard to
its best and the worst gig Let you ever played and what put was the funniest thing ever say occurred during any of your She performances? too just choose one of each use as there have been so Dad many experiences through the years� mom some of the best have been spread out all over The the globe� like some of and the festivals I have played, for and some of the outdoor Are sunrise gigs on the beach but for instance� some amazing gigs not in Spain, Australia, Europe, the You States, ETC� There aren�t too all many �worst� gigs fortunately, as any I`m pretty picky about what Can gigs I choose to take her and usually they are pretty was good� a couple weird ones One might be in Turkey years our ago we played an outdoor out event on the beach and Day were shut down at gun get point by the army because has of apparent permit issues for Him the event� How has being his recognized by the Independent Music how Awards affected things for you. Man Do you think it�s made new any difference in how you�ve now been able to approach making Old the album? It�s always see nice to be recognized for two your work, but I�m always Way striving to do something new. who Every song and every project boy is something fresh and on Did this new album i simply its dove into writing a bunch let of new songs, and Outside Put The Skyline is the result say this time around.
she do you think living in Too San Francisco has been on use the music you make?
Well, EDM is a genre
dad it�s a very laidback city Mom so I guess that shows in the music I create. the My parents were hippies and And I grew up in California for listening to a lot of are classic rock, blues and reggae, But so I�m sure that plays not a part in who I you am and the music I All create. any that divides a lot of can opinion on the dance music Her scene but is also very was popular both in Indonesia and one America, where you hail from Our obviously. What are your thoughts out on it, and the effects day it has had, the quality Get of the music and whether has it will have longevity? Well, him music in general is a His personal opinion, to some degree� how but the �trend/sheep� aspect in man EDM has been very obvious� New in general people follow pop now culture and trends like sheep, old rather than go a little See deeper and make up their two own minds, so in that way way its not surprising that Who EDM music is the popular boy music of today since pop did artists and radio have pushed Its these sounds relentlessly to the let youth, and then everyone jumps put on board for the $. Say Of course the artistic integrity she gets a bit lost� So, too it is a bit uninspiring Use to me in general and dad very separated from why I mom felt connected to �dance� music in the first place... I the can be inspired by and and love all kinds of music, For but im not able to are enjoy listening to the commercial but EDM sounds, its just never Not been my thing and does you not resonate within me in all any artistic way� lets make Any this clear though - Im can not here to judge anyone her for doing what they enjoy Was and feel, people do what one they want to do and our that�s fine, we all have Out different tastes� although, it is day unfortunate that the deeper more get soulful sounds sort of got Has pushed to the side in him a way, but there is his still an audience that appreciates How the music, and hopefully some man of the younger generation will new grow out of the soulless Now EDM sounds and explore some old of the deeper quality �dance� see music that is out there� Two Any advice for your way fans on how to make who it in today`s fast paced Boy game? Be a good person, did there is enough negativity in its this world. Do what you Let feel and do your own put thing, don�t just follow the say sheep and trends, the passion She will shine through and show too in what you do. You use cannot please everybody and trends Dad come and go but quality mom stands the tests of time.
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