February 13, 2012 by DJ Elroy
Artist: Miguel Migs
Title: The System feat. Capleton
Label: Om Records/Salted Music (USA)
Style: Deep/Soulful House & Dub
Elroy Says: A great Original track doesn’t always make great Remixes, but in this case everybody wins. Diggin’ all of them, but my favorite is Petalpusher’s Salted Disco Dub. Expect “The System” out 27 Feb 2012.
Featuring dancehall legend Capleton, ‘The System’ was one of the standout tracks from Miguel Migs’ recent album ‘Outside the Skyline’ and captured the attention of none other than dub legend Mad Professor who provides two remixes. Other re-rubs come from Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation), Rob Paine and see the triumphant return of Migs’ Petalpusher alias, infamous in the late 90’s and early 00’s for releases on Naked Music.
Where Migs created a beat-driven, progressing tune on ‘The System’, Mad Professor halves the tempo, saturating the track with space reverb and dancehall stabs. Then the Prof takes things one step further with the dub – a stable hi-hat ride lights the way through an absolute haze of echo and vocal chops. Rizlas recommended.
The second half of the single sees Migs return to his Petalpusher moniker for a deep Salted groove. Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza delivers a building synth progression and Rob Paine rounds out the remixes with a bouncing pool party clatter behind Capleton’s alternating growl and croon.
Miguel 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.”