The new imprint will start off with the Detroit Part II single.
Shigeto and his brother, who plays bass in the band Ritual Howls, are running the label out of Hamtranck, a small city surrounded by Detroit. Growing out of the parties they've helped throw, they aim to develop the label into a local "facilitator" and "arts incubator." Their mission statement reads, "We're just trying to break even and have a good time."
Portage Garage Sounds' first release, out now, is a vinyl-only single from Shigeto called Detroit Part II. Its roots are in a jazz show Zachary Saginaw put together four years ago, when saxophonist Marcus Elliot made an unplanned appearance with the band in order to get into the sold-out venue. Elliot features on both the original version and the B-side I94 Mix.
Both Shigeto and Ritual Howls are booked for this Friday's Physical Therapy 3 party at Marble Bar in Detroit, which takes place on the eve of Movement 2017. The lineup there also includes Matthew Dear, ADULT., Mike Servito and Laurel Halo.
A Detroit Part II feat. Marcus Elliot
B Detroit Part II feat. Marcus Elliot (I94 Mix)
Portage Garage Sounds released Detroit Part II in May 2017.