ln the context of Shigeto's debut LP Lineage, 'Huron River Drive' functions as a respite of sorts, a brief stop on the roadside of a very personal into the past. But as this single release proves, it also stands alone as a pleasantly understated piece of electronic beauty.More ›
"Nothing is more fun than remixing stuff that is so different from your own. I had a lot of fun with this one." Zach Saginaw AKA Shigeto
After the release of mini album, 'Lineage' earlier this year, Shigeto presents his Sufjan Stevens remix.More ›
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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.