Astral People have revealed that they will treat Sydneysiders to shows from Shigeto and Andy Stott before the year is out.
Shigeto is the moniker of jazz-orientated beatmaker Zach Saginaw, and means “to grow bigger” – appropriate in light of Saginaw’s premature birth weight of less than a pound. Saginaw’s family has roots in Hiroshima and his great-grandfather was held in an internment camp during the Second World War. All of these interesting tangential facts may or may not have contributed to his unique sound, which has been displayed on three full-length albums including the recently releasedLineageon Ghostly International, which critics are lauding as his best. The other drawcard, Andy Stott, is a dexterous producer who trades in dub techno under his own name while also pushing more bass-inflected sounds as Andrea. With both artists slotted to play Strawberry Hill Festival in Victoria on the weekend of November 22-24, it’s safe to hypothesise – nay, declare – that their Sydney shows will take place at around this time.