In a city famed for its disparate and varied musical excellence, the Detroit-based alignment of feted electronic artist and producer Shigeto aka Zach Saginaw and rapidly rising Bruiser Brigade member ZelooperZ is an entirely natural thing. Introduced by mutual friends in the city, an instant bond was formed, and ZGTO was born. Over a two-year period, ZelooperZ and Shigeto would collaborate and experiment, honing their sound without any preconceived notions of its final form or an eventual release. Eventually and inevitably though, a full length record transpired. A Piece Of the Geto is out this TOMORROW August 4th on Ghostly International, with a limited edition vinyl pressing by yours truly!
For Shigeto, it is the first time he’s musically stepped out of the box of a solo artist and exclusively worked with a vocalist on a project. Following the bugged-out video for the track "Off Dat" and the stand out album cut "Band Man", today ZGTO sees the video for the album closer "Unfold" hit via Pigeons & Planes. The video, directed by Shane Ford of The Work out of Detroit, adds another layer to the roots of collaboration that lead back to the motor city.
If you're in or around Detroit, join us Friday at 4pm ET at Third Man Records Cass Corridor for an exclusive release-day performance by ZGTO. The limited edition smoke-marbled debut LP will be for sale, but for those who can’t attend, be sure to tune into our Facebook for a special livestream. Share the livestream to your Facebook friends for a chance to win a limited edition copy of A Piece of the Geto!
Watch the video below, tune in tomorrow, and pre-order the record NOW.