Ghostly International’s boy wonder remixes US singer songwriter.
Is that most dreaded of tags ‘folktronica’ making a come back? We’re not sure, and don’t really care, but judging by this nicely balanced remix of Detroit singer-songwriter Sufjan Steven’s ‘Futile Devices’ track (from 2003), recent Hyponik front page star Shigeto is melding those swaggering low-end beats with delicate vocals and guitar, to create something really quite intriguing here.
Mentioning his time spent in the captial, Shigeto said “while I was living in London from 2003 – 2007 I worked at a cheese shop in Covent Garden. Rough Trade was right next door and I remember spending many a lunch break digging through records, listening to new releases and not eating. I stumbled across Sufjan Steven’s Michigan album and was blown away and inspired that someone would dedicate a whole album to Michigan. When I had the chance to flip one of his new songs I jumped on it.”
You can download the full remix below, and check out our review of Shigeto’s recent lineage album here.