Miguel Migs

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Miguel Migs
Miguel Migs by Peter Chiapperino.jpg
Miguel Migs performing at Eleven44 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Background information
Birth name Miguel Steward
Born (1975-05-18) May 18, 1975 (age 39)
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Deep house, electronic
Occupations DJ, Music Producer, Musician
Years active 1990s–present
Labels Salted Music
Website miguelmigs.com

Miguel Steward, better known as Miguel Migs is a deep house DJ, producer and musician from San Francisco, California.[1]

Biography[edit]

Migs began his music career at 18 years old, as a lead guitarist and songwriter for a Santa Cruz local band called Zion Sounds.[1] 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.[2]

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. Migs has been associated with a variety of record labels, most notably Naked Music Recordings, Salted Music and Om Records.[1]

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. In 2005 he founded Salted Music, an independent record label.

In early 2008, Migs' Those Things won in The 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Dance/Electronica Album.[3] In 2009 Miguel Migs' Salted Music won the Independent Music Awards Vox Pop vote for best Indie Label Site.

Record label[edit]

In 2004, Miguel Migs started his own record label, Salted Music.[4] No stranger to independent and major labels, the founding of Salted Music was a more personal venture.

The idea behind Salted is for Miguel Migs 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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 1998: The Mercury Lounge
  • 1999: Future Flight
  • 1999: Hardnights (with Marc Jellybear)
  • 1999: Summer Spectrum (with DJ Rasoul)
  • 1999: The Fog City
  • 1999: The Night Affair
  • 1999: The Roundtrip
  • 1999: True Formula (with DJ Rasoul)
  • 1999: Very Chic (with Marc Jellybear)
  • 2000: Find What's Mine
  • 2000: Inner Excursions
  • 2000: Take Me To Paradise
  • 2001: Friend Of The Blues (with Jay-J)
  • 2001: Mi Destino
  • 2001: The Soul Selecta
  • 2001: Underwater Sessions
  • 2002: Dreaming
  • 2002: Dubplate Sessions
  • 2004: City Sounds Trilogy
  • 2013 "Heartbeat" (with Lisa Shaw)

DJ Mixes[edit]

  • 1999: Nude Dimensions 1
  • 2001: Nite: Life 03
  • 2002: Nude Tempo One (reached #17 on Top Electronic Albums)
  • 2003: In The House: West Coast Sessions
  • 2003: Southport Weekender
  • 2004: Nite: Life 020
  • 2004: 24th Street Sounds
  • 2005: House of Om Presents: Get Salted, Volume 1 (reached #20 on Top Electronic Albums)
  • 2007: Coast2Coast
  • 2009: Get Salted Volume 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bush, John "Miguel Migs Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-05-30
  2. ^ IMO Records. "Miguel Migs Biography", IMO Records' Retrieved on 14 March 2011.
  3. ^ Independent Music Awards - 7th Annual Winners
  4. ^ Mayers, Norman (2005) "Miguel Migs Get Salted Vol. 1", Prefix, December 9, 2005, retrieved 2011-05-30

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