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Joakim

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Joakim is a major figure of French modern electronic music. Multi talented and well cultivated, he has released two audacious albums on Versatile Records (Tigersushi in 1999 and Fantomes in 2003) and founder of Label and Proteinic website Tigersushi. He is presently working on his new album to be released in 2006. Joakim Bouazziz has always been involved in music. He learns piano as soon as age six, with master concertist Abdel Rahman El Bacha. During his teenage years he discovers indie rock and appreciates labels such as Warp and Mo Wax.

He discovers a passion for electronic sound after a school budy forgets his synthetiser in Joakim's room. Electronic gives him new possibilities of creation, and after a few months of prolific creation and sending demos to Gilb'R, the label manager decides to produce his album on Future Talk, a more experimental divison of Versatile. A brilliant and amusing album with many references to 60s modal jazz, through which Joakim displays his ability to manipulate electronic composition in an original way.

Tigersushi is soon spotted and Joakim, who used then the moniker Joakim lone Octet stands as an intriging loner in the electronic music landscape. One year later, musicians such as 4 hero, Next Evidence or DJ Medhi revisit his first album in the Tigersushi remixed album. In 2001 he founds his own label under the suprising name Tigersushi and produce projects by K.I.M., Panico, Principles of Geometry, Volga Select, the infamous compilations More God Dam Music (MGDM)


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song:Forever Young
album:Nothing Gold (Tigersushi)
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song:Forever Young (Discodeine Remi…
album:Nothing Gold (Tigersushi)
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song:Love & Romance & A Special Per…
album:Milky Ways (K7)
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song:Rocket Pearl Live
album:Monsters and Silly Songs (K7)
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