The music of Zach Saginaw, who records as Shigeto, is cross-wired from a host of different musical influences. His EPs "Semi-Circle" and "What We Held Onto" explored his grandmother's experiences in a U.S. internment camp through ambient, beat-driven tracks. His debut album "Full Circle" was a culmination of these EPs, employing obsessive field recording and meticulous percussion to create sumptuous instrumental hip-hop. 2012's sophomore album Lineage was a musical journey through his heritage set to the sounds of jazz, hip-hop, funk and folk. And 2012’s "No Better Time Than Now" was an album about living in the moment, with songs that served as harbingers of change and immediacy. His appearance at the premiere "Luminary" event in March, 2017 was an emotional experience, the audience demonstrating a deep affinity for Shigeto's "live and looping" approach to spontaneous performance, married to the digital arts.
A new addition to the Future Fires family of artists, Chagall is an Amsterdam-born, London-based electronic music producer, songwriter, singer, performer. She's an early adopter of mi.mu gloves (wireless data gloves, enabling performance of electronic music with gestures).
“For up and coming cyber-pop talent, look no further than Chagall, the Amsterdam-born, London-based cyborg diva … Brilliant!” - CDM
Chagall appeared recently at South by Southwest and at Sonar. A recent Ted Talk gives a view of how she makes music, and why. With support from Arts Council England, she’s been touring her new show, “Calibration,” through the UK and Wales. Chagall’s live shows are making a deep dive into a visual representation of the sonic world she creates, joining carefully crafted choreography to real-time graphics. This is an approach that places her angelic voice in the middle of a choral and rhythmic maelstrom of her own making, with color, light, sound and grace.