On Tiga's second record, you can tell the Montreal producer is torn between a desire to make the kind of club tracks he's banged out since teenhood and what he often refers to as "real music" - organically written tunes that could earn him the respect and fame he craves.
Ciao! successfully balances both. His push toward "real" songwriting is aided significantly by Canadian expat and multi-instrumentalist Jason "Gonzales" Beck, who spins a Parisian pop spell on the track Luxury and grounds Tiga's high-camp inclinations on Shoes. As for club-minded What You Need, you can't go wrong when Soulwax's David and Stephen Dewaele are on the case.
Top track: What You Need
Tiga gets behind the decks at Circa on Friday (June 5).