The whole story begins around 2005 when I heard about a schoolmate that was producing tracks. Wanting to try my hand at it, I decided to get myself some demo software and experiment with some basic hip-hop beats. As I developed a knowledge on how to arrange and sequence my samples, I started getting into other software and various synthesiser and samples to broaden the spectrum.
Going under the alias of D-Livid and hoping to found what would eventually be called "The Asylum!", I eventually got into FL Studio and started producing my own take on Hip-Hop which I called Elektro-Hop because of the distinct use of Synths rather than just using samples. Besides that I started to experiment with Kwaito-House as well as Progressive Trance, the latter being the real base for what Gigitsu Music is today.
Fast forward a few years to the little "accident" I had which in turn ended up in me losing the originals to about 50 or so tracks, I got fed up and decided to call it quits having lost so much work and so much free time with it. But it didn't end there. With a growing passion for Trance and Chill-out/Ambient and being jobless at the time, I decided to produce just one more track as a self prescribed stress release therapy. The result would be known as "Surrealism", which marked the beginning of a new Era. The original is still available on YouTube and various other share sites under the D-Livid pseudonym although it has been remastered under the Gigitsu moniker.
After falling in love with my new work, 2009 marked the beginning of the Gigitsu Music project and myself going under the Gigi d'Autriche alias. From there on my main focus was to forget about mainstream and "profit" and instead focus on creating what I wanted to hear just for the sake of creating and sharing it. With influences coming from all across the board, I started out my new work. The likes of Thomas Newman, Oceanlab, Chicane, Tiesto, Frank Borell, Vangelis, Moby, Brian Eno and various other artists in various genres, I developed a real passion for musical scores and rich string ensembles.
Fun fact: At the time I created the project, I had chosen the name Gigitsu as a combination of my own nickname and the martial art, Jiu Jitsu. Only about a year ago did I actually realize that Jiu Jitsu was derived from Jujutsu which, roughly translated from Japanese into English, means "Gentle Art".