Miguel Migs - Inside The Track 'Moving Sound'
1) Congratulations on your new ‘Moving Sound’ release. How is it being received in your sets? & how are other club DJs responding to the release?
I did these tracks just for fun to play in my DJ sets, and the dance floor appeal. The response has been great regardless of the venue/event size, large or small shows, so I decided to release them just for kicks.
2) Tell us more about “Moving Sound”. What was the main inspiration behind it and what prompted the musical direction on this?
There was no plan for this at all, I’m more focused on writing songs and album focused material these days, but I was just having some fun in the studio and created the ‘feel the vibe’ mix, then decided to do a couple little dubs for kicks to give it various flavours as options depending on the gig and vibe. I have played them all out and they work really well in my sets… I wanted the tracks to have enough movement and some edge, while still having a deep underground feel.
3) Production wise, what is it about “Moving Sound” that makes it work?
Over all its pretty basic but effective, I built some steady beats with some interesting layered textures, chunky basslines, some cool synth stabs, a couple short breakdowns in the arrangement but with enough impact, some live string stabs, and the simple repeating vocal hook that all works together…
4) What is the one machine, program, sound, drum machine, technique that characterizes the signature Miguel Migs sound?
I have a couple different sides to me as far as how I approach music production… when I work on album based material or write songs with full vocals, the process is a bit different than if I’m just doing some tracks more for a DJ set and the dance floor in mind. I enjoy the whole process of creating, messing around with various synths I have and experimenting with new sounds. I have always used logic and a lot of outboard synths which i run through my dual millenia origins for extra warmth. I’m always striving for dimension, texture and space with my music, adding hints of inspiration ranging from all different styles of music since I love and listen to all most everything.
5) What is the one piece of kit that Miguel Migs simply cannot do without?
I like to keep it pretty simple as I’m not a huge tech/gear head, but since logic is the platform I know and use to create, it’s a very useful tool for me. But I’m a firm believer in using what you have the best way you can, regardless of the fancy equipment you may or may not have, or if you only have a couple synths for all your sounds. To each there own, as the machines help us but they don’t make the music, it takes an open creative mind and a good ear, and the sky is the limit. I really do love my Soundelux Elux 251 Mic though!
6) Any advice for your fans on how to make it in today’s fast paced game?
Be a good person, there is enough negativity in this world. Do what you feel and do your own thing, don’t just follow the sheep and trends, the passion will shine through and show in what you do. You cannot please everybody and trends come and go but quality stands the tests of time.