The world’s freshest soulful, funky, thumping deep-house music moves from the hard drive of tastemaker San Francisco DJ Miguel Migs to the packed dance floor of Mighty on Saturday.
Going strong for eight years, Migs’ monthly dance night “Salted” is one of The City’s most consistent and longest-running house music nights. This week, it features residents Migs and Julius Papp doing a pre-Winter Music Conference session of tasty beats.
Eight years is a lifetime in the electronic music world, yet “Salted” persists with a pretty specific sexy, swanky, subdued deep-house sound that attracts a diverse crowd of regulars and new recruits.
“There’s not really any bottle service,” Migs says. “It’s more just a ‘get down’ kind of vibe. I never know who it’s going to be, but the dance floor’s always full all night long.”
A Bay Area native, Migs started “Salted” in 2004 as a tiny record label for releasing dance music side projects. He also was doing a dance night at The End Up called “Foundation” when Mighty’s management approached him.
Since its inception, “Salted” has released more than 68 singles, EPs and LPs; it has also become an outlet for all of the unsolicited material sent to Migs.
The Mission district resident, who tours internationally, has a back catalog swollen with official remixes, EPs and LPs. He doesn’t even plan “Salted” sets.
“I’m sent so much music. I get emails all day long, promos from different record labels all over the world,” Migs says. “I try and sift through and weed out stuff I enjoy and would want to play, and just throw all that music into a folder and burn it onto some CDs and throw it into my book, and go to the gig and just spontaneously play music,” he adds. “That’s part of the fun of it. It keeps it entertaining.”
In 2013, Migs is releasing a Thievery Corporation remix, “El Pueblo Unido,” and Om Records EP “Mood Swings,” with more remixes, collaborations, EPs and LPs to come.
“I do the best I can with a full plate in front of me. I do feel pretty good about where things are at and I’m excited about writing music and going into the studio,” he says. “Eight years is a long time, but it’s crazy how fast time goes by,” he adds.
“I’m still enjoying it, so that’s got to say something. The day that I stop enjoying it, I’ll open up a taco stand.”
‘Salted’ featuring Miguel Migs
- Where: Mighty, 119 Utah St., S.F.
- When: 10 p.m. Saturday
- Tickets: $10
- Contact: (415) 762-0151, www.mighty119.com