Photo credit: Laura Lewis
One year after Michigan-based artist Zach Saginaw released his third album as Shigeto, a genre-blending Detroit love letter called The New Monday, he returns with another eclectic display of affection for the musical community that makes Motor City music tick. Shigeto’s new EP Weighted is set for release Sept 29th via Ghostly International and the first single “Fight Club” is streaming online now.
The four new tracks on his Weighted EP, including a sumptuous remix from Detroit house luminary Andrés, continue to refine and augment the patchwork of jazz, hip-hop, and electronics that Shigeto has built his catalog with.
Pre-order the new EP here: https://ghostly.com/
Whether it’s the heavy, disjointed beats of “Fight Club” or the vibey house roller “The Line Up (feat. Ian Fink),” Weighted drops as many low-key surprises as it does smokey grooves. A track as blown-out and deceptively simple as “Ooh Ooh” might at first feel like an anomaly coming from Shigeto—once the cacophonous production settles in, however, it clearly bears the mark of a master producer flexing new muscles.
And that’s true of Weighted as a whole. Saginaw is pushing his music into fresh spaces, forming imaginative shapes while keeping his focus on the city and culture that so deeply inspires him.
Shigeto will also be touring Europe and North America this fall with his live ensemble consisting of Marcus Elliot (woodwinds/electronics), Ian Fink (keyboards/electronics), and of course Zach on drums/electronics. See below for the full list of dates.
SHIGETO LIVE ENSEMBLE TOUR 2018
October 1st – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
October 3rd – The Independent, San Francisco CA
October 5th – Adult Swim Festival/Row DTLA, Los Angeles CA
October 9th – Hodi’s Half Note, Fort Collins CO
October 10th – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver CO
November 14th – Club Gretchen, Berlin DE
November 15th – Ghost Notes, London UK
November 16th – Paradiso (Super-Sonic Jazzfest), Amsterdam NL
November 18th – New Morning, Paris FR
Weighted Track List:
1. Fight Club
2. Ooh Ooh
3. The Line Up (ft. Ian Fink)
4. Detroit Pt. II (ft. Marcus Elliot) [Andrés Remix]