16 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sigala, a rising UK DJ/producer from Norfolk, fondly remembers playing “Rock Around the Clock” blindfolded on the keyboards at school talent shows, steadily increasing the tempo to mesmerizing levels. That playful repurposing of classic melodies into showstopping new forms continued as he created chart-scaling dance-pop. He got his start by experimenting with songs that blur the lines between remix and reboot, first with “Easy Love,” a feel-good piano house anthem that samples the Jackson 5’s “ABC,” and then with “Say You Do,” which lays Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby” (sung by Imani Williams) over rambunctious drum ’n’ bass. Both of those cuts are included here on his first full-length, where Sigala test-drives his songwriting chops and invites a rainbow of pop stars—Kylie Minogue, Craig David, Flo Rida, and others—along for the ride.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sigala, a rising UK DJ/producer from Norfolk, fondly remembers playing “Rock Around the Clock” blindfolded on the keyboards at school talent shows, steadily increasing the tempo to mesmerizing levels. That playful repurposing of classic melodies into showstopping new forms continued as he created chart-scaling dance-pop. He got his start by experimenting with songs that blur the lines between remix and reboot, first with “Easy Love,” a feel-good piano house anthem that samples the Jackson 5’s “ABC,” and then with “Say You Do,” which lays Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby” (sung by Imani Williams) over rambunctious drum ’n’ bass. Both of those cuts are included here on his first full-length, where Sigala test-drives his songwriting chops and invites a rainbow of pop stars—Kylie Minogue, Craig David, Flo Rida, and others—along for the ride.

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