Is Joakim Bouaziz the most overlooked genius composer of our time?by suite on May 14, 2012 • 11:12 am 1 Comment
I think yes. Joakim is one of the most distinctive and inventive musical minds of our time. He’s an anomalous artist who realizes and shares his creative vision on his own terms.
Biography Via Resident Advisor
Joakim is hard to pin down: part club music, part jazz, part electronic experimentalism.
One of France’s foremost electronic musicians, Joakim has a background in classical music, US & UK indie rock and jazz. He discovered electronic music after a schoolfriend left his synthetiser in Joakim’s room, later latching onto indie and electronic labels such as Warp and Mo Wax. His first album ‘Tiger Sushi’ was ambient electro-jazz, before he moved onto electronics with ‘Fantômes’ , and later ‘Monsters and Silly Songs’ , on which he combines post-rock, disco, electronics and, well, silly songs. “Making a pure dance album would almost be like composing an album entirely in F major,” says Joakim. “I jump from one idea to the next. I simply have to try everything and see where it leads.”
Joakim runs the Tigersushi label, releases a broad spectrum of music including Maurice Fulton, E.S.G, Poni Hoax and Metro Area. Joakim does live sets, DJs and he’s also a remixer; he’s recut tunes from Tiga, Air and Antena’s ‘Camino Del Sol’ – the latter of which was one of the biggest club tunes of 2006. Finally, he also has a live band, Joakim and the Ectoplasmic Band, on which he plays machines, keyboards, guitars and sings. Fingers in many pies then.
Joakim also does his own artwork for his record sleeves.
Studio tour for Future Music 2012
Joakim – Find a Way 2011
Joakim – Forever Young 2011
Joakim – In the Cave 2011
Joakim – Nothing Gold 2011
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Paradisco (Joakim’s Paradisco Garage Remix) 2012
Revolver – Birds In Dm (Joakim Remix) 2010
Nakion – Deus ex Machina (Joakim Remix) 2010
Joakim – Ad Me 2009
Joakim – Spiders 2009
Joakim – Travel in Vain 2009
Discodeine – Tom Select (Joakim Mix) 2009
Joakim – I Wish You Were Gone 2006
Antena – Camino Del Sol (Joakim Remix) 2006
Château Flight & Bertrand Burgalat – Les Antipodes (Joakim Remix) 2004
Max Berlin – Elle et Moi (Joakim Remix) 2003
Joakim – Thème Du Loup 2001
1999 : Tigersushi
2003 : Fantômes
2007 : Monsters And Silly Songs
2008 : My Best Remixes
2009 : Milky Ways
2011 : Nothing GoldSHARE