Tiga - No Fantasy Required
On March 4th, Montreal recording artist Tiga will release the conclusion to a trilogy of albums with No Fantasy Required, a masterwork of forward-listening insanity. To find out more, we went straight to the eloquent horse-owner himself, getting him to open all the way up about the process that has made him a dance music icon for well over a baker’s decade.
In his illustrious career, he’s remixed LCD Soundsystem, Depeche Mode, Coldcut, The XX and Moby, among many others. He has used his Turbo label to break new acts like Duke Dumont, Chromeo, Gesaffelstein and Boyz Noize. In addition, he has frequently collaborated with luminaries such as James Murphy, Pusha T and, on No Fantasy Required, Hudson Mohawke and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters. Now, working with key producer Matthew Dear, and Finnish wizard Jori Hulkkonen (who also performs with him live), Tiga has made a record on which he says he feels “more honest, open and playful.”
Following the major success of 'Bugatti' (which featured Pusha T on a later version), Tiga dropped the second single from the album; Don’t Break My Heart. It was quickly named The Hottest Record on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, hit the #3 spot on Danny Howard’s R1 Dance Chart and Pete Tong inducted Tiga into the BBC Radio 1 Hall of Fame with an interview and mix on 31/10/15. Upon the announcement of the album, Tiga previews Planet E, his much talked about collaboration Hudson Mohawke.
No Fantasy Required is a collection of inspired songs that just happen to be delivered via visceral dance music. It’s an album with songs and real character, one also packed with instant bangers. No fantasy is required both because this is an honest, open, playful record and also because it provides all the fantasy you could need.