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Various Artists - Southport Weekender Vol.10 (Mixed By Miguel Migs & Atjazz)
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Various Artists

Southport Weekender Vol.10 (Mixed By Miguel Migs & Atjazz)

Miroma Music

Released: 8th July 2013 | 32 track deep house album

The world famous Southport Weekender Festival get set to release their highly anticipated next installment of their compilation series! 'Southport Weekender Volume 10' sees one of the USA's best loved DJ /Producers, Miguel Migs, make a welcome return to the series, alongside one of the UK's brightest stars of the dance community, Atjazz. Over 2 CD's, the album features 37 glorious grooves spanning Deep House, Afroentric delights, Soul, Jazz, Nu Disco and Boogie. Miguel's selection features 3 exclusive single remixes of Kyodai feat Gabriela Smith, Tortured Soul and Zoo feat Amy Lyon, amidst a plethora of stellar dancefloor magic from Husky, Thievery Corporation, Hot Toddy and Miguel himself. Atjazz showcases his unique blend of deep and soulful mixology, with some of his own remixes of tracks from the Muthafunkas, Kerri Chandler and Incognito. He also features some Atjazz Recordings talent including Elise, Leon Ware and finishes off with an exclusive beautiful piece dedicated to his parents titled '13.10.11 13.11.11'. As usual Southport Weekender take great care in selecting only the premier DJ's capable of delivering that magical 'Southport spirit', those who truly feel emotion in the music they play, providing the dance floor with a unified heart beat.

When I was asked to mix Southport's compilation I was happy to be involved, having played the festival a few times and also mixed one of their past CD comps previously. I appreciate the passion and open mindedness to the musical diversity and concept... It seems the festival is always booking quality talent for a serious music loving crowd year after year. I wanted to showcase various styles that I enjoy within the house music realm, which always include Deep, Soulful, Dubby, Underground, Funky and Nu-Disco sounds, all seamlessly blended together while trying to keep it fresh and interesting - Miguel Migs

Miguel Migs' latest album 'Outside the Skyline' saw him move beyond the house scene in which he first made his name. His deep seated love of reggae and dub shines through, as does passion for classic rock, blues, funk and soul. Collaborators include Evelyn 'Champagne' King, reggae legends Capleton, Half-Pint and Freddie MacGregor, Meshell Ndegeocello, Georg Levin and Bebel Gilberto alongside regular vocal co-conspirators, Lisa Shaw and Aya? When he's not working in the studio with some of the biggest names from across the musical spectrum, he still runs much-loved deep house music imprint Salted Music. Founded in 2004, Salted is Migs' outlet for the stuff I like to play as a DJ. Salted was also home to Migs' last album, 2007's 'Those Things', which saw him collaborating with the big-hitting likes of hip-hop legend Sadat X and Black Uhuru's Junior Reid, among others. It followed in the footsteps of 2002 debut album 'Colorful You' on Astralwerks, catching the attention of the broader music community which lead him to remix big-name artists as diverse as Macy Gray, Lionel Richie and Britney Spears. Miguel began DJing in the mid-'90s, when he aslo started producing electronic dance music too. At the turn of the new millenium he had a string of releases on many leading deep house record labels and had become a stalwart of the hugely influential Naked Music stable with his singles, remixes and compilations as Petalpusher.

I feel so honoured to have been asked to mix the new Southport Weekender CD along side Miguel Migs. The CD series is so prestigious I put a lot of pressure upon myself to get this really right, not only for myself, but for the listeners and Southport Weekender family. I'm proud of the result and I hope everyone enjoys the final product. - Atjazz

Martin 'Atjazz' Iveson is in demand across the world: Whether it be renowned producer, sought after remixer, or floor filling DJ, he gives his heart to hold the soul. From his misspent youth skateboarding the frontier towns of North Eastern England, Martin Iveson arrived into the UK's Midland scene in the early nineties,working at a computer games development studio, Core Design Ltd., home of Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider games. Martin left the company 13 years later to channel his musical aspirations further. The success of his early works including his first EP 'Story' in 1996 led to the well-received album 'That Something', later licensed in Japan's Sony/Kioon (1998). With two further albums, 'Labfunk' & 'Labresults' following, Atjazz had established himself as a distinct and inspirational voice in the underground music scene. Atjazz has also been a prolific remixer for Nitin Sawhney, Bob Sinclar, Jazzanova, Zed Bias, Omar Shea and was even requested to rework Henri Mancini's 'The Pink Panther Returns. His trademark sound has been requested by top class vocalists including Clara Hill, Replife and Deborah Jordan. 2009 saw Martin close his label Mantis Recordings and from these ashes came the Imprint appropriately named 'Atjazz Record Company', which has flown to great heights sporting many fantastic and sought after releases including his 3rd long player 'Full Circle'. This label concentrates heavily on Martin's productions and collaborations.