Outside The Skyline – Miguel Migs

If you into that smooth cosmopolitan lounge vibe then this release was made just for you. OM Records in association with Salted Music team up with SA’s very own Soul Candi Records to present “Outside The Skyline”.

This 14 track compilation is decorated with some of the most delectable yet retro house beats from one of San Francisco’s most renowned selectors come producer Miguel ‘Migs’ Steward.

On this offering Migs works with some of the finest vocalists to ever grace the urban house scene. He teams up with Evenlyn ‘Champagne’ King on a track called ‘Everybody’, while he co-ops with Lisa Shaw as this vocal queen does the ‘Breakdown’. The sensual Aya also makes her presences felt as she goes ‘The Distance’, while Meshell Ndegeocello laces sweet vocal melodies on a gem titled ‘Tonight’.

Like your favourite cocktail Miguel Migs showcases a vast collection of musical influences in this prime package. One can easily pick up elements and sound sediments from musical genres including soul, funk, classic and the blues while his deep seated love of reggae also shines through strongly.

I personally found common ground with the following power cosmo-vibes; ‘Changin’ featuring Sonny J Mason, ‘Don’t Stop’ featuring Aya, ‘Lose Control’ featuring Lisa Shaw and ‘Getaway’ featuring the legendary Georg Levin. Another smooth touch to this release is the back-2-basics approach Miguel Migs took; as he includes all the lyrics to the songs in the album sleeve, which means ladies and gents you can sing along to your favourites.