5 Facts, 5 Tracks: Miguel Campbell
Miguel Campbell has been galvanised by the house music scene since the early ’90s and has also been a DJ since then. He began producing his own music as one half of the underground duo HCB.
In 2006 he founded his own label Outcross Records, which became a home for his music. Teaming up with fellow Leeds resident Matt Hughes to form MAM, a duo that has remixed the likes of the Imany, Deadmau5 and Flight Facilities, as well as putting out releases via Wolf&Lamb, Future Classic and Outcross itself.
In 2010 he became the newest addition to the Hot Creations team and went on to pick up international recognition, capturing the imaginations of party people the world over.
Miguel’s forward march continues as he refuses to relent, working on more music, including recent remixes for Basement Jaxx and RÜFÜS and continuing to travel to foreign shores, spreading his unique brand of funk around the world.
Read on to find out 5 facts about Miguel which you may not know and 5 tracks that he loves and have inspired his career.
Miguel started out as a Hip-Hop DJ when he was a teenage boy and hosted his own weekly radio show in his hometown of Leeds. He was known as DJ ‘Science’ at that time.
Before finding any real success in his music, Miguel worked for many years as an insurance man before a few years of teaching Music Technology.
Miguel is the executive producer for a number of artists signed to a new Leeds based record label called Bubblegum Pop Music.
A few years ago he began mountain biking as he found he was spending too much time in the studio when not on tour and he was not at all being active so going out into the countryside on his bike is a perfect way for him to detach from the studio for a while.
Miguel’s favourite series to watch during lockdown is Kung-Fu Panda. As a fan of authentic Kung-Fu movies, this lighthearted take on the morals and themes is a favourite of his after studio time.
I love listening to this track at home just as much as I do playing it in the club. There is a nice rolling, dub vibe throughout and nice melodic synths keep the track engaging just as much as at home as in the club on a Saturday night.
Kenny Glasgow ‘In Too Deep’ (Original Mix)
Kenny is one of my favourite music producers and an inspiration in the studio. This is an amazing melodic techno / deep house style track that I love to play and was released on Number.19 back in 2015. Real underground stuff and as I look on youtube now it only has 26 plays. Get on this one guys, it’s an awesome piece of electronic music.
Hot Natured ft. The Egyptian Lover ‘Isis’ (Magic Carpet Ride)
Recently I have been revisiting this record. One of my favourite tracks by the Hot Natured crew. It is a great collaboration with The Egyptian lover and a track that always grabs folks attention. Nice and dream inducing, a great track for the sunny days.
Stevie Wonder ‘Love Light in Flight’
Another track for those dreamy sunny days. I often play the instrumental version of this track and I have various edits by some cool cats, the original remains the best. I have chosen this as the last record in my shows a few times also and it gets the job done. Love Light in Flight.
Mutiny ‘Eat Love Live’
I am a big fan of Mutiny and the Sunflower label and have been for many years. I have been rocking this track in the small hours and the sound aligns with what I do perfectly and often like to include it in my after shows.
Miguel Campbell and Jimmy Switch ‘Be The Night / I’ll Be You (Again)’ is out now on Skint Records, grab it from here