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05 Jul, 2016

Music producer and DJ Miguel Campbell is big on the house scene and his playlists are quickly becoming the soundtrack to our weekend.  We caught up with him to chat about his music, the best gig he’s ever played and what he is listening to at the moment…

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Tell us about yourself…
I started DJ’ing at my school youth club and at the time I played mainly hip-hop & soul. When I started to go to the clubs, I began to listen to more and more electronic music and I made the switch to house music. I began to produce music and in 2006 I set up my own label: Outcross Records. I have always stayed true to my own interpretations of music and In 2011, I found success with my releases on Hot Creations, Wolf + Lamb & Sony Music.
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
I believe that emotions are an important component of the music experience and that music, along with other experiences, has a capacity to heighten emotional life. Music makes us cry, sing, dance, shiver & evokes happy and sometimes even painful memories. I try to convey my emotions through my music but I believe an emotional interpretation of a track is personal & connected to individual experiences.
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What’s the best gig you have ever played?
One of my favourite gigs ever was opening for Disclosure at Listen Out Festival in Melbourne. It was a hot summer night, the sun had just set and the lighting effects became magical. It was definitely a lot of fun playing in front of so many people that night!
Where is the best place you’ve travelled to?
I think the most amazing place I have visited is Tokyo. I am a bit of a geek at heart and they have a lot of things that I’m into. Besides the history & culture; there is an abundance of electrics, anime, toys and bright lights in Tokyo!
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Who are you listening to at the moment?
I have just signed a new artist to my label called Boogie Vice and I am really digging his music at the moment. I am also listening to the new Matt Hughes album which will be released on my label during the summer.
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
My dream collaboration would be with Daft Punk. Their music remains a big inspiration to me. When I play techno or disco music, the Daft Punk influence has always been a part of what I do.
You can catch me play at Tribal Sessions in Ibiza all throughout this summer. I have a bi-weekly residency where I will be joining the Tribal Sessions crew and the Outcross Records family will be joining us also.
Wanna know more?

Follow Miguel on Twitter @MiguelCampbell and listen to his Soundcloud: