photo by jimmy mould
like most people, sigha is a name that came to my attention through his releases on hot flush, in particular the 'rawww' EP from last year. obviously this association with such a prominent label has been great for raising sigha's profile, but i can't help feel it has been a bit of a mixed blessing. due to the hot flush name, there is a tendency to categorise sigha either as a dubstep artist or more commonly, someone in the dubstep/techno crossover realm. this is pretty lazy, because if you actually listen there isn't actually too much dubstep left in what sigha is producing and playing. for the most part, it is straight out techno. in this sense, his sound is much closer to what you'd hear at berghain on a saturday night when dettmann and co. are in charge, than on the friday nights when sub:stance takes over. and if you don't believe me, have a listen to what sigha has put together for us: it is a tightly mixed set of dynamic techno. anyway, enough from me, a few words from sigha about the mix:
"I spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to do with this mix. Over the last year my DJ sets have been getting harder, but I wanted to steer clear of delivering a relentless 'club style' mix, and instead put something together that straddles the deep and the driving. On top of this, I wanted to maintain that psychedelic quality I'm always looking for. Usually I'd build something like this in a club if I had four hours or so to play with, so it was a challenge to maintain that balance and create the right transitions and tension in an hour long mix. Hopefully I've done this. Enjoy!"
sigha - ssg special mix
the first release from sigha's new label, our circula sound, has just come out, and there is also a second EP on the way. in addition, he has a remix on the recent commix package, and new remixes coming soon on mikrowave and echocord. so he is keeping himself busy... for more info on sigha, check his myspace, soundcloud, and twitter. big thanks to james for taking the time to put together this mix for the ssgs.