Mig Dfoe – The Stone Master
The latest in experimental electronic music…
Miguel Camacho, otherwise known as Mig Dfoe, is a Mexican producer based in Barcelona who has been climbing the ladder of acknowledgment. Recently releasing his debut album ‘The Stone Master’ on Traum Schallplatten, where he has also provided a number of remixes, has already gained unprecedented support from key players such as John Digweed, Christian Martin and DJ Madskillz, not to mention great reviews from iDJ, Resident Advisor and De-Bug. His album being very much an adventurous and experimental piece of work with rhythmic beats fusing a mixture of drum styles, layered up with plenty of landscapes and emotion.
The title track ‘The Stone Master’ starts as a very tightly cut break beat piece, which introduces liquid drum & bass vocal cuts and a very fluid, free flowing landscape that just seems to take you away. The destination depending on the listener. ‘Histeria’ on the other hand is slightly more laid back with its break beat style just chugging along to a smooth pace.
‘Thinking Course’ is probably the closest one to be dropped in a club environment but even this doesn’t’t drift too far from the general theme of the album. It boasts some up beat feels with impressive surroundings.
But it’s the Remix of ’Hallow Hills’ that seems to demonstrate the true power of the album and it’s ability to create such an ambient feeling that it’s almost too powerful.
It has to be said that not all the tracks are going to be a winner with everyone as they demonstrate some really minimal electronic styles that are very creative and experimental, but something you could easily lose yourself in. And with what there being an incredible use on intricate sounds, there is plenty of scope for numerous remixes.
Like many impressive electronic producers, Mig Dfoe hasn’t always been on this unique electronic path…
“I started to make music about 10 years ago, playing in some garage bands in my old city. Back in 98’ I started a progressive rock band with my friend Erick Fernandez called The Down World Band. Music by Pink Floyd and Radiohead was the most influential at the time and in trying to add landscapes to our music we came across digital instruments.”
It’s clear that his early encounter with music has influenced the production in his album, as it’s infused with live sounding drums and plenty of those ambient landscapes. But where did the idea come from to switch from a progressive rock band to producing electronic music…
“At the beginning I started to remix the old songs and records we did in the past using Fruity Loops and Traktor. The results where so nice that they kept my mind in electronic music. Since I have been living in Barcelona the last four years, I have increased my interest in techno music. The range of electronic music is so amazing that I started to buy more elements for my home studio.”
Besides his album Mig Dfoe has been working on remixes for various artists such as Extrawelt Applescal, Minilogue and of recent, Ghianda. Mig Dfoe gives us an insight into what’s in the pipeline…
”I’m preparing an EP for Zaubernuss and in September there is something very cool and experimental coming for Loki Recordings. There is also an ambient release for the blog “A Strangely Isolated Place“, this is maybe my darkest work to date”
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