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Shigeto - Lost Tracks

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LA beatsmith Shigeto's computer was stolen a year ago in NYC, along with "an album's worth of material." He was eventually able to recover these two songs: "What U Really Wanted" and "R Life." They both feature MC Kadence and LO5, providing vocal accompaniment. Shigeto seems to have evolved his style, adding a pop edge that was previously absent. The first song makes melancholic soul music out of samples of key jingling and vocals with actual lyrics, while the second song combines organ noodling and impressive drum programming into the closest Shigeto has ever gotten to dance music. Now if only the rest of the album wasn't lost to someone who bought a Macbook that "fell off the truck" at a flea market in White Plains.