Deep house high priest Miguel Migs occupies a position in electronica somewhere between Frances Bob Sinclar and fellow San Franciscan (by way of Las Vegas) Halo. Even though hes done remixes for A-listers such as Macy Gray, Lionel Ritchie, and Britney Spears, Migs remains a DJs DJ, maintaining both a heavy tour schedule, especially on the West Coast, and a firm presence in the crates (or, as is more likely, hard drives) of jocks all over the place. Whats particularly refreshing about Migs live sets is that he doesnt focus on drawing clubbers to the dance floor at the peril of playing a good, soulful groove. In that regard, his ability to contour a night around physical movement as much as emotional appeal makes him shine, even if its not as bright as many of his contemporaries.
Fri., April 3, 9 p.m., 2009