What a perfectly overcast day for Japanese-American producer SHIGETO to roll through town! Been looking forward to this show tonight for a few months. Anyone else going? If not, I highly recommend it. Here's his official Soundcloud and check this video live from Intégral Festival des Hauts de Garonne.
Short Bio: Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades.
S&S presents SHIGETO