Zachary Saginaw is a Detroit-based producer/performer who has been realizing virtuosic jazzy breakbeats under the name Shigeto for three years and counting. He is touring on his 2013 album, No Better Time Than Now, and will burrow in for one night at Arkham where he will sweep us all away with his sonic sorcery.
Saginaw's soundscape recalls the downtempo hip-hop and trippy astral jazz of Brainfeeder's LA-squad, but is undeniably singular in its technicality and musicianship, which translates into a "how is he doing that" type of live performance. He is a maestro of the jazz drums persuasion and incorporates his skill live in a process of weaving tone, texture, rhythm, and ambience into one intricate fabric. His tracks are complex and contemplative, saturated with syncopated polyrhythms, and are capable of eliciting delicate beauty from dark abrasive spaces. It's awesomely intricate stuff that the body understands before the mind does.
No Better Time Than Now celebrates the beautiful infinity of "now." If you also celebrate this, and if you enjoy watching an amazingly talented musician extract jazz lines from a vat of hip hop, then there is no better time than November 6th to stop by Arkham to see Shigeto's first live show in the middle kingdom. You know we'll be there.
Date: November 6th, 2013
Address: 1 South Wulumuqi Lu, Hengshan Lu
与我们阔别两年的Ghostly International厂牌中坚Shigeto再次受S.T.D.之邀回到上海，不久前发行了第3张全长专辑“No Better Time Than Now”的他此番将携鼓手带来live set。
出道便在Ghostly International的Shigeto，其独立创作的发表从未改换门庭，自幼的音乐训练让他积累扎实功底，带入电子乐领域同样受用，自2010年发行第一张单曲“Semi Circle”一炮走红，这位并不执着于高产的音乐人凭借内敛气质赢得相当数量的歌迷追随。