Synth fills and melodies, heavy bass lines and a variety of vocal textures.
In his newest release, Outside the Skyline, deep-house producer Miguel Migs does big things. A multitude of genres are present throughout the album-old school funk and soul, elements of disco, groove and dance-floor pop, as well as heavier influence from reggae/dub and progressive electronic. Synth fills and melodies, heavy bass lines and a variety of vocal textures make for a diverse and rich sonic experience. Migs has an impressive roster of experienced vocalist to assist his efforts bringing so many styles into one album. Outside the Skyline features reggae legends Freddie Macgregor, Capleton and Half Pint. Also look for disco diva Evelyn “Champagne” King, nujazz vocalist Georg Levin along with Migs’ longtime collaborators Lisa Shaw and Aya.
Reviewed by: David Simon on 9/28
RIYL: Toro y Moi, Fat Jon, CosmicHouse
REC: 1, 11, 6, 7, 9
FCC Warning: NONE
Label: OM Records/ Salted Music
Release Date: Sept 20, 2011