Miguel Campbell

“Back In Flight School (incl Downloadcard”

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LabelHot CreationsCat. No.HOTCLP001
Format2LPOrders fromThu, 11 Oct 2012
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Review

Miguel Campbell is a burgeoning young star that shot to notoriety in 2011 after ?Something Special?, his debut release on Hot Creations became one of the biggest tracks of the year. This was a big intro for a young guy from the north of England but one year on and he proves that was just the tip of the iceberg as his debut album, the superbly crafted and pop infused ?Back In Flight School? reignites even more cross genre potential as Campbell explores where the highs of house meets the depths of soulful funk and disco nostalgia. Set to put Miguel back in the end of year charts for a second year running, ?Back In Flight School? is a smooth and addictive ride that?s rich in harmonies and contagious bass-lines. This thoughtfully executed and consistent combination from the opening title track to the closing moments leaves you feeling warm inside.?The aviation theme was inspired by the old ‘in Flight’ ethos of Funk,? explains Miguel, ?along with the amount of time I have spent on airplanes over the last year.? Despite his rapid rise to success Miguel has not forgotten his roots. Within his music you can feel the romanticism of French touch, cheekiness of P-Funk and the energy of 80s pop idols Michael Jackson culminating in a sound that is as appealing if you?re a man or woman. Campbell?s dextrous use of vocals add an extra dimension, from the vocoder Daft Punk style rapping of ?Rockin Beats? to the warm feminine touch of ?Not That Kind Of Girl?, an anthemic addition, his tracks are full bodied and set to lead a long shelf life. The filtered disco intros of the album are hypnotic and twinkle with disco nostalgia. Taking the best effect in the seductive ?Night Mode? and equally charming ?Sky Mode?, these final tracks relax in pace but are perhaps the strongest of the collection. As with all great producers, the seeds he plants early taste best as they bloom. ?My main goal was to create a musical tale for the listener to enjoy, with a start middle and end which would enco

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