Miguel Migs – The System ft. Capleton (Om Records, OM537) (Preview )
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 legendMad Professor who provides two remixes. Other re-rubs come fromRob 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 Petalpushermoniker 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.”
Artist: Miguel Migs
Title: The System feat. Capleton
Label: Om Records/Salted Music (USA)
Cat No: OM537
Style: Deep/Soulful House & Dub
1: Original Mix
2: Mad Professor Vocal Mix
3: Mad Professor Dub Version 1
4: Petalpusher Salted Disco Dub
5: Rob Garza Remix
6: Rob Paine Remix