Shigeto ‎– The New Monday - 2017 Downtempo Glitch Electronic - Black Vinyl 2LP

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Shigeto ‎– The New Monday

Ghostly International ‎– GI-301
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Black
06 Oct 2017
Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz
Downtempo, Future Jazz, House, Trip Hop, Gangsta, Bass Music, Electro House,Contemporary Jazz, Techno, Drum n Bass


A1 Detroit Part II

A2 Barry White
Featuring – Zelooperz


B1 Ice Breaker

B2 In Case You Forgot


C1 There's A Vibe Tonight
Featuring – Kaleena Zanders

Featuring – Silas Green, Zelooperz

C3 Wit Da Cup


D1 Don't Trip
Featuring – Silas Green

D2 When We Low



Companies, etc.

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ghostly International
Copyright (c) – Ghostly International
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Portage Garage Sounds
Copyright (c) – Portage Garage Sounds
Mixed At – High Bias Recordings
Mastered At – Complete Mastering
Pressed By – GZ Media – 159377E


Co-producer – Bill Spencer (2) (tracks: A1 and C3)
Creative Director – Zachary Saginaw
Design – Michael Cina
Drums – Mark Guiliana (tracks: D1)
Electric Bass – Jonathan Maron (tracks: D2)
Mastered By – Dietrich Schoenemann
Mixed By – Christopher Koltay*, Zachary Saginaw
Overtone Voice [Converstation] – Nathaniel Miller (2) (tracks: C3)
Photography By – Jon DeCola
Synth [Juno Di Bassline] – Ian Fink (tracks: D2)
Tenor Saxophone – Marcus Elliot (tracks: A1, B2 and D2)
Vocals, Lyrics By – Andrey Douthard (tracks: B1), Kaleena Zanders (tracks: C1), Silas Green (tracks: C2 and D1), Zelooperz (tracks: A2 and C2)
Written-By, Producer – Zachary Saginaw


P+ C MMXVII Ghostly International/Portage Garage Sounds


(Boomkat) "While always having a personal approach to his projects, Saginaw’s influences for his third album, The New Monday are more about the community of Detroit than anything else. Named after a weekly DJ event called Monday is the New Monday that Saginaw does at the unassuming Motor City Wine with a group of friends, The New Monday is the result of Saginaw diving into the city’s deep record culture, where there legacy of artist’s of the past help Saginaw embrace his own contributions.

“It’s focused on a couple things and they all kind of come together to represent different things,” explains Saginaw. “My time back in Detroit, back living in Michigan and spending time with a lot of kind of original people who have always been here, learning from them, hearing stories from them, being influenced by them, and inspired by them.”

While, in the past, projects like Lineage or No Better Time Than Now were rooted in strong personal messages, family and relationships respectively, The New Monday represents a communal eort where solidarity is the key. Going for a simplified approach of just trying to make good tracks, The New Monday is diverse in its styles leaning more into a dance music direction – new ground for a Shigeto project. A new air of confidence in Saginaw has expanded his horizons since his return to Detroit, but traces of his past work will continue to be present.

“I don’t want people to think I’m leaving anything,” says Saginaw. “I’m still me. It’s a result of me being immersed in the culture, and inevitably making music that is influenced by that culture whether it be house, techno, jazz, rap. It doesn’t matter. It’s all coming from what I love about Michigan.”

While The New Monday still features the jazz textures long associated with Shigeto projects, the varied elements that make up the album cohesively come together to show the distinct inspiration that Saginaw has drew from since his return home to Detroit. Like on “Barry White”, which features Detroit hip-hop artist ZelooperZ (a member of Danny Brown’s Bruiser Brigade crew who Saginaw also has a side project with called ZGTO), Saginaw captures everything he’s been doing all on one track. As much as it’s hip-hop influenced, it’s a mutant that encompasses elements of dance music, jazz, and ambient sounds

Throughout The New Monday, Saginaw poignantly references the musical influences that have either always been with him or newly discovered. It is Saginaw’s interpretation of Detroit’s rich culture of innovative artistry, but done so with respect for the history and to contribute, not disrupt.

“I think over the past four years, I can confidently say that I found my place here,” describes Saginaw. “I’m happy here and I feel that I have the respect from the people I need respect from, that I want respect from. It’s all of the result of embracing it and embracing, not Detroit, but embracing community, embracing family, being closer to my parents, being closer to my oldest friends."

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Ghostly International
Color Black, Purple, Pink, Splatter