Shigeto live on KEXP

Before he played at this year’s Decibel Festival in Seattle, Zach Saginaw aka Shigeto payed KEXP radio a visit to perform a couple of tracks live, two of them taken from his latest album No Better Time Than Now. You can watch the entire session (including an interview) above or check out the individual tracks Ringleader, Perfect Crime, R Life and Ann Arbor part 3 & 4.

Shigeto live at Festival des Hauts de Garonne

Having delivered a stunning new album for Ghostly, Detroit’s Shigeto is now taking it to stages around the world. The video above captures nearly one hour of such a live performance, it was recorded back in July at the Festival des Haute de Garonne in, you guessed it right, France.

Shigeto – Detroit Part 1

We shared a live version of Shigeto‘s “Detroit Part 1” with you the last time, now there’s an official music video directed by Rafe Scobey-Thal. The video has it all it takes to win my love, beautiful cinematography and a storyline, not to mention the music from the newly released album No Better Time Than Now. You know what to do, just make sure to do it in fullscreen and high definition!

(via ReqEffect)

Shigeto – Detroit Part 1

Here’s our second Shigeto post for today, this time following the Ghostly-signed producer as he plays a cut from his new album in a car the middle of the desert of Idaho. That, of course, sounds a lot like Into The Wood’s Carsick series, who regularly invite producers for a ride.

Shigeto – Olivia

I didn’t see this coming, but following last year’s Lineage, Shigeto already completed a new album for Ghostly International. For some the Michael Cina artwork might be reason enough to get a copy of the vinyl record, but if the rest of the album sounds as fine as the track above, there aren’t any excuses for not getting “No Better Time Than Now”. According to the Ghostly store, pre-orders will ship around August 20th.

Update You also want to check out this video of Shigeto playing live. In a car. In the desert.

Percussion Lab presents: Cambio

We’ve been using Percussion Lab for a little while now to mirror for our podcast series. The site was founded by Praveen Sharma, better known as one half of Sepalcure or under his solo moniker Braille. To celebrate their tenth anniversary, Percussion Lab has released their first compilation titled Percussion Lab presents: Cambio and it’s available on a name-your-price basis. Among the artists are some fellow New Yorkers and friends or collaborators, including Lando Kal, Machinedrum, Daedelus, Mux Mool, Ezekiel Honig and Shigeto (as you can hear above!)01. Shigeto – Friends and Lovers
02. Machinedrum – Demvibez
03. XI – Villain
04. Mux Mool – Sympathy
05. Daedelus – RandD
06. Calmer – Spirograph
07. Archie Pelago – Brewer’s Reflection
08. Ezekiel Honig – Plastic Rumblings
09. Handshake – Lao
10. RJ Valeo – You’re the One
11. Sepalcure – All You’ve Got To Lose
12. Contakt – Drift
13. Enoe – The Craze
14. Lando Kal – Cube
15. Braille – Rise

Happy Birthday, Percussion Lab, to another ten years!

Shigeto – i-D Magazine Mix

Brooklyn’s Zachary Saginaw releases music under the name of of Shigeto, his last two albums came out on Ann Arbor-based Ghostly International. For i-D Magazine, he went through his catalogue to play a selection of his work, both old and new, throwing in only a few tracks by other producers.

01. Shigeto – Intro
02. Shigeto – Trickling
03. Shigeto – Soaring
04. LDFD – HNYBBQCHCKNSTRPSNDWCH
05. Shigeto – Eternal Life
06. Shigeto – Ann Arbor Part 3 & 4
07. Tycho – Adrift (Shigeto Remix)
08. Shigeto – Two Five One (feat. Josef Deas)
09. Shigeto – Our Life (feat. Kadence & L05)
10. Shigeto – If U Want 2 (feat. Kadence & L05)
11. Taku – Down Brandy
12. Raja – He Won’t Pay Me
13. Shigeto – Please stay

No download as it seems, but there’s a little interview with the man.

Shigeto – Field Day (Braille Remix)

Earlier in the week, Detroit’s Shigeto released a new single taken from his Lineage album. Among the tracks is a remix by Braille, better known as one half of Sepalcure.

The single is actually called Huron River Drive and it comes with three versions of the title tracks and two other remixes. Listen to the original version below.

You can download the original version for free. If you want more, you get a copy of this from a variety of sources through the Ghostly website.

Weekend Mixtapes

Not that many mixtapes this time, but enough to get you through a weekend. And hey, it’s never been about quantity, has it?

The latest Solid Steel show just went up on SoundCloud and this week it’s been Brighton’s Ital Tek stepping up on the decks. Download now!

Al Tourettes comes from Bristol and both his production and DJ mixes are a bit darker than what you usually get served here. If you’re not afraid of that, check out his Besti-mix.

Until very recently, I was a bit worried not to have heard any new music from DZA, but the Moscow-based beatmaker just released a new EP on his own label. What a good occasion to promote it with a guestmix for Cosmopolyphonic (there’s also a free tune!)

You are probably subscribed to BTS Radio for a long time, but let me make sure you haven’t missed the latest guestmix from Shigeto!

And lastly here’s one from the archives: 180 recorded sets from the one and only LTJ Bukem!

May 19,2012 I really enjoyed this live-set by Deepblak’s Aybee, so I added it to the list. And while I’m at it, check out the Gang Colours guestmix for Mary Anne Hobbs.

Weekend Mixtapes

Following that MoMA podcast from some years back, Prefuse 73 returns to the museums with a new mixtape recorded at the American Museum of Natural History last Friday.

We gave you an Alexander Nut mix earlier this week, now here’s another one put together for the guys at Hyponik.

Waiting for a recording of Jneiro Jarel’s set at Boiler Room isn’t so bad when you get DOOM‘s set instead. That’s right, the masked rapper played there for 60 minutes last week.

This is not the first time we share one of Sotu The Traveller‘s mixes, and being huge fans we’d like to point you to his new one for fashion/design blog Ajanaku.

With his new album Lineage out on Ghostly since January, Shigeto put together a mixtape containing nothing but music from the label.

Two more uptempo mixes to finish this off. Greymatter did a mix for the Get Some podcast and Scuba played a two-hour set for Beatport.

Shigeto – This is for y’all

Only four days left until Shigeto‘s debut Full Circle will be released on Ghostly, so the Brooklyn based producer decided to give away another track to his supporters. You can download it from his SoundCloud page and leave him a comment.

Shigeto is also reponsible for the latest GhostlyCast, in which he plays music from contemporaries such as Samiyam, Devonwho or Actress, but also Black Milk, Slum Village or DJ Krush.

Shigeto – And We’re Gonna Go (Samiyam Remix)

Following a couple of EPs on Moongadget and Ghostly, Brooklyn based Shigeto is set to release his first album Full Circle. Apparently, there will also be a remix album and that’s where this Samiyam remix is taken from.

Full Circle will be out on Ghostly on November 19, but don’t ask me about the remixes. In the meantime you can download the remix, another track can be found over at the YSK blog.

(via 92bpm)