Astral People are proud to present cross-boundary producer and instrumentalist SHIGETO.
Shigeto is the creative moniker of Japenese/American producer and multi-instrumentalist Zach Saginaw, currently forging a unique and futuristic perspective of style that goes against everything it shouldn’t. Like organic hip-hop instrumentals or jazz-tinged industrial beat making, Shigeto’s work is an elegant cross section of experimental soul melodies and futurist electronics, proving as myserious as it is utterly inescapable. Having previously released several EP’s on the illusive Moongadget, Shigeto currently resides on the Ghostly International roster where he recently released his debut album ‘Full Circle’ to widespread critical acclaim. Having since been remixed by the likes of Mike Slott (Luckyme), Om Unit, Mux Mool and (Brainfeeder’s) Samiyam, Shigeto is building himself as a name to watch (and a sound to explore) in the cross-continental beat scene.
Coming to Australia for the very first time, Shigeto’s full live experience is something that needs to be equally seen to be believed. Armed with a weapon-laden laptop and an array of real instruments, Shigeto shows off a unique talent for adapting to different styles with the strong creative input of his own. A cross-continental influence mixes legacy Japanese instruments and video-game aesthetic with American electronics and Jazz guidance that crosses genres as fast as it does boundary’s. Shigeto’s music is built as an experience, and his live show (set to be experienced for the first time in Oz), is easily one of the unmissable events of 2012.
1st November – Sydney – Civic Underground
2nd November – Brisbane – Bar Soma
3rd November – Melbourne – Rats
8th November – Canberra – Hippo Bar
9th November – Perth – The Bakery
10th November – Sydney – OutsideIn Festival