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BASS: San Francisco DJ/producer Miguel Migs returns with ‘Those Things Remixed’
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Miguel MigsWorld-renowned Bay Area DJ/producer Miguel Migs (pictured left) returns with "Those Things Remixed" on April 22. The CD features 14 unique interpretations of original tracks from Migs’ critically acclaimed 2007 album Those Things. The eclectic roster of artists recruited for remix duty ranges from British house duo Faze Action and Sade producer Cottonbelly to Swedish breakbeat artist Rasmus Faber.

Migs’ intimate knowledge of multiple instruments (trumpet, congas, saxophone, guitar and bass) combined with deft production skills and songwriting abilities results in a sound all of his own. While the basis for the music is electronic, shades of R&B, Soul, funk, reggae and Hip-Hop are evident throughout each of his productions. Adding a truly live feel to Those Things is a bevy of vocal collaborations from respected names including Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Lisa Shaw, Tim Fuller, Fred Ross (Sly and the Family Stone) and reggae heavy weight Junior Reid.

Those Things Remixed further diversifies Miguel Migs’ sound by offering new versions of album tracks from artists spanning the globe. UK band/DJ collective Crazy P offers a funkier, spaced-out take on ‘Sometime,’ while retaining - if not enhancing - Tim Fuller’s soulful vocals. ‘Fire feat. Junior Reid’ undergoes two drastic changes thanks to Cottonbelly’s signature killer bass lines and Faze Action’s Afro-Jazz inspired house rhythms.

Australian producer Simon Grey adds a thick layer of funk and synths and perfectly complements Lisa Shaw’s vocals on the title track, while Lithuania’s Mario Basanov takes it down and deep on his remix ‘Can’t Get Through feat. Tim Fuller.’ Eric Stamile brings a little wobbly electro funk to the table with his dub of ‘So Far’ before Alix Alvarez drops in a warm and flowing take on ‘Merzmerized.’ Additional remixes on Those Things Remixed come from Rasmus Faber, Dolls Combers, J-Boogie, and of course, Miguel Migs.

Miguel Migs has been producing electronic music since 1998. While signed to Naked Music, he spearheaded the development of a new brand of West Coast house music signature with the label through numerous singles and EP’s created under his own name and his Petalpusher moniker. In 2004, Migs started his own label, Salted Music. Having been associated with an extensive number of labels throughout his career, he came to realize a desire to have his own base, a vehicle for building his own catalog of quality material.

As a remixer, Migs has worked with major label artists such as Macy Gray, Lionel Richie and Britney Spears. Additionally, he has released numerous mix CD compilations on labels including Defected, Naked Music, Southport Weekender and NRK.

Migs can be found regularly travelling the globe as one of the industries top-leading DJs and with his new live band Petalpusher. The all star Petalpusher line up consists of multi talented players who have used the release of "Those Things" as the opportunity to hit the road and perform as a full 8 piece live experience.

Petalpusher is Miguel Migs, Lisa Shaw, Tim Fuller, Jude Gold (George Clinton and P Funk), Jonathan Herrera, John Mader (Booker T, The Family Stone Experience), Sundra Manning (Prince, Michele Shocked and Michael Franti and Spearhead) and Tim Kvasnosky that make up this 8 piece band.

Miguel Migs will tour North America throughout April, May and June in support of Those Things Remixed, which is set for release April 22, 2008 on Salted Music. Click here for more information on Salted Music and to hear several of his highly addictive tracks.


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