On the first occasion in which I stumbled across anything vaguely related to this next artist, Mr. FijiWiji, it was actually a remix of “Fire Inside” by Skrux, a track that The Fij had also remixed, originally by Gemini. After a few listens, I made it a point to expand my horizons and find other renditions of the already legendary original. I was captivated by Brendan Galdo’s (Mr Fijiwiji) ability to synthesize this uncanny, simplistic beauty on each of his tunes (including the “Fire Inside” remix), while maintaining a rather minimalistic production method throughout.
Methodical and deliberate – two words that describe Mr. FijiWiji perfectly.
Additionally, when we say simple, we most certainly DO NOT mean effortless or easy. A production with fewer tracks has little room for error, with less instruments to cover up poorly mastered sounds. Brendan did a particularly great job of making his instruments vivid, crystal clear and incredibly euphonic on his two new songs, “Pure Sunlight” and “Under Your Cloud,” the latter being a remix of Myon & Shane 54 + Late Night Alumni.
It would seem that the future has nothing but great things in store for this 18 year old producer hailing from Pittsburgh. We certainly cannot wait to hear more. Show your love via the links below.