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A local DJ once remarked that he owned maybe two singles from San Francisco deep house label NakedMusic. To him, if you'd heard one NakedMusic release, you'd heard them all. That may be a little extreme, but it helps to illustrate an admitted cohesiveness to the brand -- a jazzy, funky mesh of deep-bottomed drums, round keys and smooth, nimble bass -- as evidenced on NakedMusic figurehead Miguel Migs' latest mix, Nude Tempo One.

Nude Tempo One is a mix CD in the most traditional sense. Not the sort of (post)modern genre mash countless DJs are putting out, but one with flow and little ebb. It's consistent to the point where Nude Tempo One could be called Nude One Tempo. But it's house music -- so what did you expect? Not progressive house, not garage -- sparkling and soulful, pure and simple. If you don't pick it up to feel that familiar 4/4 thump in your rump, you're missing the point.

Warm and sunny, Nude One Tempo -- with its floating guitar and flute melodies, and breathy vocals -- is deep house without an agenda. NakedMusic artists Blue Six, Andy Caldwell, Lisa Shaw (accompanying Migs live) and Migs himself -- along with top remixers like Ron Trent and Jimpster -- rub shoulders (and other parts) on a CD whose sound wraps around like sweaty silk and should appeal to fans of Lil' Louis, Mr. Fingers and locals Ananda Project.

Miguel Migs spins at eleven50 Sat., April 27.


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