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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.

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.

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Jonathan Zwickel

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