Detroit native Shigeto has been making a name for himself in the experimental and organic electronic music world. His tunes may not be as eclectic as Daisuke Tanabe or Flying Lotus, but he offers that nice compromise between easy listening and pure avant garde. Shigeto's latest album No Better Time Than Now is a great way to get to know the ever talented producer.
He's also quite the remix man, flipping tunes in between his original releases. His latest remix project is Hundred Waters' majestic "Cavity". Right off the bat, you'll hear chimes that he's quite known for using in a lot of his music. After getting past the classic Shigeto sounds, the vocals enter the fray. The song quickly becomes a loop-a-thon as many layers of the track repeat themselves. Usually this type of approach in making beats is dangerous as it can become very repetitive and mundane. However, looping is one of Shigeto's many specialties as the seeming minimal remix involves complex and detailed effects and timing. The subtle inhaling-esque effect is what arguably ties it all together by giving us that intimate human touch within the song.
Time to float through the clouds.