The thing with music and playlists is that there’s just so much great music already out in existence I can guarantee that theres amazing stuff you’ve never heard that will blow you away - particularly on a list like this. However - when you’ve listened to all the solo piano tracks and ambient beats with groovy string pads etc - every now and then you’re looking for something fresh to help with the writing process.
Enter Shibui Nigai - there’s not a lot of information about him and his social presence is pretty light but there’s something just instantly addictive about this track. The simplicity of the melodic tracks with the modernity of the trap beat - it’s weird - it shouldn’t work - particularly when you throw in a Churchillian voice over - and yet - it does - wonderfully.
Been on repeat for the last 20 minutes and I’m still typing away - def take this one out for a repeat spin.
You can learn more about Shibui Nigai here:
About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
I’ve been fascinated by music ever since.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As the founder of musicto I’m on a mission to inspire a global audience of music lovers and artists through the development of people powered playlists.