San Francisco has long been the bastion of slinky, soulful house music, and homegrown hero Miguel Migs is one of its biggest proponents. With a strong background in songwriting and performing, the Santa Cruz-born DJ fell into the NorCal dance community in the late ¹90s after a stint as guitarist in a local dub band. Producing cuts in his apartment and trading wax with San Francisco¹s top selectors, Migs quickly made a splash in the OM Records and SCUBA monthlies, rocking underground clubs, warehouses, and boat parties with his undeniably sexy mixes. And it doesn¹t get sexier than Naked Music, the SF label he¹s most closely associated with. His singles and artist albums on Naked -- which effortlessly blend elements of dub, funk, salsa, and rock with deep house beats -- are what vaulted him onto the international stage. It¹s a place he occupies gladly, exporting to the world the relentlessly upbeat, funky San Francisco sound he helped create. If you can¹t make it out to watch him live, pick up his just-released Get Salted mix CD. Segueing smoothly from electro to organic, it¹s the next best thing to being there.
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Miguel Migs celebrates the release of Get Salted at 10 p.m. Friday, October 14, at Nocturnal, 50 NE 11th St., Miami. Ticket prices start at $20. Call 877-258-2847.