How Miguelle & Tons are making their mark in Miami
Introducing Miguelle & Tons. Miguelle Castillo and Alejandro Belandria are a DJ/ producer duo based in Miami, FL.
Known in the Magic City as Mig & Tons, Miguelle and Alejandro are residents at Club Space Miami and represent their country Venezuela proudly.
Their jazzy sound overlaid on a minimal Latin percussive groove shines on their record label Two and A Half Cats Records. Their sets are equally unique and highly technical, allowing any critical house-head to be taken on a journey.
The duo were booked on Marco Carola’s Music On lineup during Art Basel and have played b2b with the legend Stacey Pullen at the popular Halloween festival “Hocus Pocus”.
Miguelle & Tons – Leading not following
As Latin house becomes more popular, Miguelle & Tons show they are leaders, not followers.
In fact, Mig & Tons are notorious for carving their own path and showing it in their new EP Back to Basics. The EP features local artist Miluhska who delivers angelic vocals over punchy basslines and pesky percussions.
What stands out to me in this release is their use of a short eight-second video loop that they have used as their Spotify Canvas and their music video on YouTube. You don’t need to speak hundreds or thousands of pounds/dollars to make your vision happen. Just find a way to leverage a limited budget and make the right choices.
Standing out from the crowd
It’s no secret many producers and artists are trying to make it in the industry, no less in Miami, one of the major hotspots for dance music and nonstop nightlife.
With Miami Music Week fast approaching, here are three things Mig & Tons have done differently to set themselves apart from the other guys:
1, Unique artwork and image
This inner-child-embracing artwork catches your eye and shows a real effort to embody the record label name “Two and A Half Cats”. You won’t catch any of their flyers without the friendly cats custom-made for each party theme.
2, Independent parties since 2020
Two and a Half Cats has hosted stages at festivals like Soundtuary since 2020. You can see how the label’s branding has developed over the years.
3, Clothing line collaborations (Dsplace)
These two have not only perfected their sound and established themselves as Space’s residents but also created a growing community of friends who support them.
Collaboration with local brands, studios, photographers, and overall creatives has pushed them to success by adding multiple revenue streams to the brand.
Where you can follow Miguelle & TonsYou can catch Miguelle & Tons alongside underground legend Dyed Soundorom in the little red room at Floyd Miami on February 26th.
Follow them and the label Two and a Half Cats on social media below:
• Miguelle & Tons
• Miguelle Castillo
• Two and a Half Cats
That's it for this week's breakdown. See you soon.
Manu at Socially Sound 🌞