For a town so obsessed with dance music, Miami has very few nights devoted to straight-up house. Not electro-, not tech-, just house. And so, besides Aquabooty's epic events, Backdoor Bamby at the Vagabond has become a required stop for hungry house heads. Titans like Louie Vega and Jellybean Benitez have all become Saturday-night regulars there, and this weekend, Miguel Migs makes a stop at the club, not too long after his last one.
For the last five years, Migs' real baby has been the label he founded, Salted, which pushes soulful dance music of all tempos, free of nitpicking genre constraints. The DJ/producer's current tour supports his latest mix for the imprint, Get Salted Volume 2. It's funky, deep, gushy, all that stuff, and features tracks from Migs himself, as well as like-minded artists like Fred Everything and the inimitable vocalist Lisa Shaw. It's a sound that bangs particularly well through the Vagabond's main-floor sound system, and the gig will provide an intimate taste of Migs' flavor before the WMC madness begins.
As a preview, you can stream the whole mix online here. You can also get a free MP3 of that Lisa Shaw track, as well as all the party info, after the jump.
Miguel Migs. Saturday, February 27. The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. Doors open at 10 p.m., tickets cost $10 in advance from wantickets.com. Age 21 and up. 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com