Release date: May 29, 2012
Gigamesh, an American DJ and producer, is about to drop his “All My Life” EP and it’s easily going to be one of the best collections of electronic jams blasting from speakers this summer.
In the broadest sense, “All My Life” is a synthesis of Disco, New Wave and French Touch, but it’s more than the sum of its parts. Clearly, Gigamesh owes a debt to Chic, Daft Punk or Alan Braxe, particularly in the basslines of a track like “Don’t Stop,” but the track’s synths express an equal fascination with classic synth-driven science fiction film soundtracks without sounding necessarily campy. Instead, Gigamesh’s the sounds sparkle and glisten.
“Your Body,” the EP’s third track has a distinctively ’90s production quality, an aesthetic that is certainly welcomed even in its nostalgia. Single “Dream On” also hints at electronic dance music of years gone by, when sounds weren’t so minimal or suffused in the vapors of shoegaze. The title track might be the single strongest track. All components and all strands of sound are fitted and woven in exactly the right place. It calls to mind the work of the highly-underrated Mylo, whom Gigamesh then surpasses as the song unfolds.
Stream the track “Dream On” below and watch the music video as well, which is built around clips from the 1984 breakdance film “Breakin’”.