August 28, 2011 by DJ Elroy
Title: Outside The Skyline
Label: Om Records/Salted Music (USA)
Genre: House / Dub / Soul / Funk
Format: CD / Vinyl / Digital Download
Release Date: 20th September 2011
Adding an eclectic and collaborative edge to the current class of electronic music productions, one of San Francisco’s finest, Miguel Migs is set to release his much anticipated third album ‘Outside the Skyline’ on Om Records in partnership with Salted Music this September.
Migs has emerged from San Francisco’s deep house scene as an artist who transcends the stylistic limitations of genre in a way so very few have managed. In his own words, “I take inspiration from everything around me. Its not about trends or what’s fashionable, its about creative expression, quality, emotion and artistic integrity.”
Having released a clutch of highly acclaimed productions, including the well-received 2002 debut album ‘Colourful You’ on the legendary Astralwerks label, Migs’ latest effort, ‘Outside the Skyline’ is an intelligent, stunningly accomplished album that showcases not just a passion for quality, soulful melodies and intricate productions, but also a lush set of influences that stretch from early soul, dub and funk to house and Italo disco. This melting pot provides the backdrop to Miguel Migs’ 21st century take on house music.
Showcasing an extraordinary line up of creative and internationally renowned artists – Migs’ reputation is such that, when it came to recording ‘Outside The Skyline’, he was able to pull together come impressive collaborators including original disco diva Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, reggae legends Capleton, Half-Pint and Freddie McGregor, first lady of musicianship Meshell Ndegeocello, Berlin based singer Georg Levin and bossa nova phenomenon Bebel Gilberto.
The result is an album that’s trademark Migs. Informed by house but no slave to metronomic dance floor rhythms and tempos. It takes influences from jazz, reggae, soul and more, with a heavy emphasis on high-quality song writing and equally high production values.
1. Intro – Life feat. Half Pint
2. Tonight feat. Meshell Ndegeocello
3. Breakdown feat. Lisa Shaw
4. Everybody feat. Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King
5. The Distance feat. Aya
6. Life feat. Half Pint
7. Close Your Eyes feat. Meshell Ndegeocello
8. They Don’t Know feat. Freddie McGregor
9. The System feat. Capleton
10. Zuzu feat. Bebel Gilberto
11. Changin’ feat. Sonny J Mason
12. Don’t Stop feat. Aya
13. Lose Control feat. Lisa Shaw
14. Getaway feat. Georg Levin