Shigeto isn't your average beat-maker. Rising up from an overbubbling pot of dorm-room Dilla copycats in the early '10s, it's never been hard to see why admirers of instrumental hip-hop have carved him out a special place in the landscape. And much deservedly too – at his best, his homespun electronics manage to cohere a staggeringly deep spectrum of influence: glitchy psychedelia; cool shades of ambience; insectile IDM; straight boom-bap – it's all there. Now sitting atop a stunning body of work, he's become one of the most essential assets in the Ghostly International stable. Beyond the grand soundworlds he's condensed to record, it'd be sacrilege not to mention what a devastatingly good live drummer the dude is too. If you've ever been leant the sweet fortune of catching his live set, you'll know. With a new record murmured to be working its way through the pipeline, it seems the quiet master isn't showing any signs of slowdown.
At long last, we're incredibly juiced to provide a full broadcast of Shigeto performing live from our loft studio in London. Joining the man himself on warm-up are a pair of rising talents. Leeds-based Bambooman's profile has been steadily snowballing for the last few – in no small part due to a string of killer EPs on Sonic Router and head-turning support gigs to the likes of Daedelus and Samiyam. Likewise, it's a pleasure to welcome Hector Plimmer – a humble scene activist who has been doing it long and hard enough to be granted the PRS Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award, a grant set up by Gilles Peterson + Brownswood Records to fund boundary-pushing unsigned artists.