Review: Hot Creations team member Miguel Campbell drops his debut on the label replete with a remix from Richy Ahmed. "Baby I Got It" simply belongs to Hot Creations; summer vibes, modern house, simple b-line and undeniably primed for a sweaty dancefloor. Second up "Something Special" goes down a luscious route with long, drawn-out synths, groovy bass and more summery female vocals. Mr Ahmed meanwhile takes remix duties for "Baby I Got It" and attacks with dark piercing twists and eerie turns.
Review: One of the many highlights of his Back In Flight School album, Miguel Campbell's understated deep house workout pulses with confidence and subtlety. Adding his own spoken word vocal is a risky move but it's one that pays off, adding a new dynamic on the breakdown. Remix-wise Alexis Raphael goes for an angular electro riff while Crooked Man Crooked Colours takes a leaf out of Benoit and Sergio's book and does loads of Balearic scribbles on it.
Review: Campbell delivers some proper party music on "Beats". The groove is housey and the vocodered vocal somewhat daft, but the refrain "we're rocking Ibiza" ensures that it remains memorable. The Shadow Child remix is a different proposition, thanks to its lithe break beats and mournful melodies, inspired by MANDY and Booka Shade. "Not That Kind of Girl" features a soulful vocal sample combined with an electro funk bassline and heavy claps to re-create the party sound of 80s Miami. Meanwhile, the MAM version primes the track for modern dance floor usage, with straighter 4/4 drums underscoring the soulful vocal.
Review: Ibiza-dwelling synth man, Miguel Campbell, bravely stood out from the shadow of Hot Creations for his recent second LP, Night Drive Without You. Now following on from its success we get the remixes. This first installment of rerubs features five new jams, three of which are by MAM: the Imagination-esque slow funk of "Collision", the vocoder-led robo grooves of "Light & Darkness" and the Les Rhythmes Digitales-style 80s vibes of "The Music". There is also a sleek dub version of the latter as well as a cool moody electro version of "Melody Of Love" by Minotta & Stephane Deschezeaux.
Miguel Campbell - "Interfunk Music" (feat Benjamin Diamond) - (4:00) 124 BPM
Outrun - (3:37) 124 BPM
Night Games - (4:37) 107 BPM
Miguel Campbell - "Run With Me" (feat Beccs Lott) - (3:44) 120 BPM
Collision - (4:04) 118 BPM
The Music - (4:09) 124 BPM
Miguel Campbell - "Gold Rush" (feat Benjamin Diamond) - (3:42) 122 BPM
Yes I Do - (4:29) 118 BPM
Stargaze Ballard In A# - (0:52) 115 BPM
Miguel Campbell - "The Night Life" (feat Beccs Lott) - (4:55) 105 BPM
Light & Darkness - (5:27) 120 BPM
Review: Originally hailing from Leeds, nu-disco producer Miguel Campbell got a taste for Ibiza and didn't leave for three years. Following on from his popular debut on Hot Creations, he now presents his second LP on his own Outcross Records, Night Drive Without You, recorded in his adopted home. The title sounds like a million 80s titles rolled into one and the music is equally indebted to that era of synths and style. Highlights include the boogiefied FM synths of "Outrun", the Kavinsky vibes of "Collision" and the Daft Punk-style electro-pop of "Light & Darkness".
Review: Long-serving British DJ/producer Miguel Campbell returns to the Outcross Records label he founded a decade ago, following a number of top-selling outings on Hot Creations. As usual, he's in a bouncy, tactile kind of mood, expertly melding no-nonsense house beats with rubbery synth-bass lines, late night vocal samples and swishing tech-house noises on both "Can't Blow" and "Recapitulate". He opts for some epic, extended breakdown action on the Daft Punk-meets-Jamie Jones flex of "Shaking & Burning", before returning to his electrofunk-goes-tech-house flex on "To Get Her". The buzzing, boogie-sampling thrust of "Nu Muzik" - whose bassline doffs a cap to Evelyn 'Champagne' King's "I'm In Love" - completes a rock solid package.
Review: Since parting company with Hot Creations back in 2013, Miguel Campbell has continued to deliver regular releases bristling with perfectly playable tracks. This trend continues with Theories of a Different Mind, his fourth solo album. After opening with the bouncy deep house-funk of strong vocal number "Our Chance", Campbell cheerily flits between Daft Punk-influenced cuts (see the R&B/French Touch fusion of "I Wanna Be With You", "Down With You"), Hot Creations style big room shufflers ("Step Inside My Vibe", "Feel The Blaze"), synth-heavy deep house niceness (the lilting, electrofunk-influenced dreaminess of "Get It Right") and suitably trippy late night workouts (standout "Check 4 U").
Review: We haven't heard anything from Leed's Miguel Campbell for a while. He presents this great new album on his long established Outcross label, which he ran all the while he was releasing on top imprints like Hot Creations and Exploited over the years. Titled 'Models Girls & Stars' it is indeed a glamorous affair over its dozen or so tracks. Highlights include: the neon-lit tech house of "Elemental Soul", the sleek acid bounce of "Black Rock", the moody afterhours funk of "Anyway, I'm With You" and proving once again that he's carved out his own style of house music on the emotive "Right Now". Elsewhere, he proves he can do tougher grooves for the main room on "Watch Me Too" and closes out this fine collection of tracks with the sensual "When Will I Learn".