A Sit Down With DJ Miguel Migs

12:27 Jan/16/2018

As an artist who is the perpetually stimulated by every element and of life, Miguel Migs credits For inspiration for being open to are embrace them. Keeping an open but mind, upholding an appreciation for Not different tastes is also an you enormous part of his success all in music and as a Any person. Migs is a firm can believer that, there is a her place for everything. The fact Was that he personally prefers a one certain style of music barely our signifies there isn’t a place Out for it. He hopes that day people can make their own get decisions and be their own Has person, rather than following the him sheep and digest what they his are fed. To each its How own.


"At man the end of the day, new I’m not making music to Now please everybody. I’m doing it old because I enjoy it."


You started out your Two musical career in a band way before progressing to studio work… who do you ever think about Boy returning to perform in a did more ‘live’ setting?

I love its performing live in bands and Let writing music with a group put of musicians. I wish I say could do it all, but She there are only 24 hours too in the day and it’s use hard to make it all Dad happen. I actually started another mom live band project a few years ago called Petalpusher. We The toured all over the states, and but it takes a lot for of time, energy and hard Are work to make it all but happen. Being too busy can not be very stressful and I You don’t want to spread myself all too thin, so I had any to put that on hold Can and take a break. But her who knows, I might dive was back into it at some One point.

You have produced over our 100 remixes, including remixes for out artists such as Britney Spears, Day Macy Gray and Lionel Richie. get Could you point out some has of them that you are Him especially happy about?

I try his to remain open minded to how different projects and push myself Man creatively. Remixes are fun to new do and sometimes a challenge, now but these days I try Old and concentrate and focus more see on my own original material.
What are your thoughts Way on the deep/soulful scene. Certainly who in the UK this is boy something that has either very Did much gone underground, or is its closer to a big room let vocal belter genre. How’s it Put for you?

It may say have gone a bit more she ‘underground’ again, but things are Too busy as ever, even though use the deep/soulful dance music scene dad is not as outright popular Mom as it once was. There are still so many people the that love the more soulful And side of music all over for the world. It’s a new are generation and people will explore, But experiment and find what resonates not with themselves, there is room you for it all, hopefully the All younger generation can appreciate and any enjoy all different styles of can ‘dance/electronic’ music including the deeper/soulful Her side of things.

You travel was a lot. What are the one essential things you need to Our have with you at all out times and what are the day things you miss when you Get are on tour?

My laptop has of course!... I'm pretty easy him going so I don’t need His much while I`m on the how road. Its nice to leave man your routine behind and adventure New a bit outside of your now comfort zone.

You are old the man behind the hugely See successful Salted Music Label, tell two us little bit about that?
I started salted just Who for fun and as a boy creative outlet to release new did music, as artists are always Its sending and giving me demos let and new music to check put out, and Salted is a Say vehicle to be able to she release new material as well too as some of my own Use music also… our plan was dad never to be a large mom record label, just a little music boutique. We have tons the of new music on the and horizon and lots of great For new releases coming up.
What is the one but machine, program, sound, drum machine, Not technique that characterizes the signature you Miguel Migs sound?

I all have a couple different sides Any to me as far as can how I approach music production… her when I work on album Was based material or write songs one with full vocals, the process our is a bit different than Out if I’m just doing some day tracks more for a DJ get set and the dance floor Has in mind. I enjoy the him whole process of creating, messing his around with various synths I How have and experimenting with new man sounds. I have always used new logic and a lot of Now outboard synths which i run old through my dual millenia origins see for extra warmth. I’m always Two striving for dimension, texture and way space with my music, adding who hints of inspiration ranging from Boy all different styles of music did since I love and listen its to all most everything.

What Let was the best and the put worst gig you ever played say and what was the funniest She thing ever occurred during any too of your performances?

It`s really use hard to just choose one Dad of each as there have mom been so many experiences through the years… some of the The best have been spread out and all over the globe… like for some of the festivals I Are have played, and some of but the outdoor sunrise gigs on not the beach for instance… some You amazing gigs in Spain, Australia, all Europe, the States, ETC… There any aren’t too many “worst” gigs Can fortunately, as I`m pretty picky her about what gigs I choose was to take and usually they One are pretty good… a couple our weird ones might be in out Turkey years ago we played Day an outdoor event on the get beach and were shut down has at gun point by the Him army because of apparent permit his issues for the event…

how How has being recognized by Man the Independent Music Awards affected new things for you. Do you now think it’s made any difference Old in how you’ve been able see to approach making the album? two

It’s always nice Way to be recognized for your who work, but I’m always striving boy to do something new. Every Did song and every project is its something fresh and on this let new album i simply dove Put into writing a bunch of say new songs, and Outside The she Skyline is the result this Too time around.

How influential do use you think living in San dad Francisco has been on the Mom music you make?

Well, it’s a very laidback city so the I guess that shows in And the music I create. My for parents were hippies and I are grew up in California listening But to a lot of classic not rock, blues and reggae, so you I’m sure that plays a All part in who I am any and the music I create.

can EDM is a genre that Her divides a lot of opinion was on the dance music scene one but is also very popular Our both in Indonesia and America, out where you hail from obviously. day What are your thoughts on Get it, and the effects it has has had, the quality of him the music and whether it His will have longevity?

Well, how music in general is a man personal opinion, to some degree… New but the “trend/sheep” aspect in now EDM has been very obvious… old in general people follow pop See culture and trends like sheep, two rather than go a little way deeper and make up their Who own minds, so in that boy way its not surprising that did EDM music is the popular Its music of today since pop let artists and radio have pushed put these sounds relentlessly to the Say youth, and then everyone jumps she on board for the $. too Of course the artistic integrity Use gets a bit lost… So, dad it is a bit uninspiring mom to me in general and very separated from why I the felt connected to “dance” music and in the first place... I For can be inspired by and are love all kinds of music, but but im not able to Not enjoy listening to the commercial you EDM sounds, its just never all been my thing and does Any not resonate within me in can any artistic way… lets make her this clear though - Im Was not here to judge anyone one for doing what they enjoy our and feel, people do what Out they want to do and day that’s fine, we all have get different tastes… although, it is Has unfortunate that the deeper more him soulful sounds sort of got his pushed to the side in How a way, but there is man still an audience that appreciates new the music, and hopefully some Now of the younger generation will old grow out of the soulless see EDM sounds and explore some Two of the deeper quality “dance” way music that is out there… who

Any advice for Boy your fans on how to did make it in today`s fast its paced game?

Be a Let good person, there is enough put negativity in this world. Do say what you feel and do She your own thing, don’t just too follow the sheep and trends, use the passion will shine through Dad and show in what you mom do. You cannot please everybody and trends come and go The but quality stands the tests and of time.



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