The music of Miguel Rodrigues encompasses a funky, chilled-out and soulful philosophy. Miguel's ever-growing fan base appreciates his musical talent for mixing acoustic with electronica to create a style of music that satisfies the lounge lover and the clubber. Miguel started playing piano at the age of eight, organ and electric and acoustic guitar. In 2005 he arrived in London from all the musical and natural inspirations of Lisbon to study audio engineering and production techniques. He now also works as a producer with other emerging successful artists. His influences range from Jazz, R&B, House, Soul and Rock to Electronic music. Also, he takes his musical influences from African, Latin and Indian rhythms and creates his own unique and distinctive sound. For him, his music just has to be full of emotional content and wonderfully for us it is also incredibly Funky, Soulful and Deep. \'Blue Ball\', the first song of the album Micro Talk was reviewed by Taxi (The World\'s Leading Independent A&R Company): Style This track is somewhere within the electronica scene but flirts with a subtle house feel while incorporating funk, jazz, and some addition percussion that surpasses any simple house beat. Melody There are layers that fulfill melodic space like the guitar and sax but they are more groove oriented rather than memorable melodies. Structure Structurally the track is free to move in whatever direction it chooses. The pace shifts from manic to more consistent but does return to thematic parts later on. Overall Comments Hi Miguel, Firstly, thanks for submitting the song. I enjoyed listening as the the layering was provocative and engaging throughout. As far as production, I found it to be sonically very pleasing. There were some cool elements like the filtered guitar licks and later looped sax line that complimented the momentum of the song and acted as the familiar motifs. The structure is fairly loose and until later returning to some prior ambiguous themes, it almost feels like a DJ mix due to the fast pace thick arrangement. The first half of the song seems to shift gears rather quickly while is spaces things out a bit later on. I like being surprised but the repetition seems to work best for this style. I hear it being more of a setting for an energetic lounge although it could work in various settings including clubs and t.v. placements etc. I would definitely suggest making a condensed version that could be accessible for placements, where the different motifs are present without necessitating a music supervisor to sit through the entire piece before deciding it fits. Overall, I found the track to be really enjoyable and filled with flavor. I really liked the use of sounds and samples as there were musical attributes rather than solely synth sounds that tend to surface often in various electronica genres. I think there is a wide appeal to the track because of it\'s crossover into house, funk, jazz, etc. Very cool track, I\'m a fan.
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