Shigeto showcases sheer musicianship on new track ‘Fight Club,’ announces ‘Weighted’ EP & live ensemble fall tour
Any devout fan of the Michigan-based artist Zach Saginaw, who goes by the stage name Shigeto, will stress the important of his live show. But, like Shigeto’s latest album The New Monday, the genre-blending love letter to the city of Detroit, Shigeto’s in-your-face musicianship is immediately evident with his latest track “Fight Club.” It’s a track that proves his immense talent without one having to see it to believe it. “Fight Club” is aptly named, nearly asking its listeners if they too, want to “destroy something beautiful.”
“Fight Club” also comes with the announcement of Sagniaw’s Weighted EP, which includes a sumptuous remix from Detroit house luminary Andrés, and sees Shigeto continue to refine and augment his deeply unique patchwork of jazz, hip-hop, and electronica.
But far be it from Saginaw to repeat himself. Whether it’s the heavy, disjointed beats of “Fight Club” or the vibey house roller “The Line Up” featuring Ian Fink, listeners can expect that Weighted will drop 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. See the full list of tour dates below.
SHIGETO LIVE ENSEMBLE / FALL 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 18th – New Morning, Paris FR
Photo Credit: Laura Lewis