Applied, focused and amused behind the pile of laptops, cables and keyboards in front of him, Joakim seems ready to throw down mad sounds from another planet. His lieutenants are standing to attention, ready with their respective weapons of choice: bass, guitar and drums. Joakim and his band are on a crusade for dancing and grooving in front of a crowd who came to discover the latest nuggets from Monsieur J who awes the crowd each time a bit more... More than a musical pilgrimage to electro-mecca, the performance of Joakim & The Disco is above all a solid piece of work by a guy with mad genious & creativity. Starting at track number 2, don't miss the crazy funky vocals made in Joakim!
How to define Joakim and his music? In the spirit of his cool and eccentric disguises: a patchwork of influences and whims that he shuffles around at will! Producer, artist, musician, remixer, Joakim Bouazziz is a key figure in the french electro scene - the music that works worldwide, can be danced to and that will last the test of time. Joakim started music at a very early age playing classical piano, and had to wait till high school to discover electronic sounds on a friend's synth. That's the moment that made him snap (or go BAM BAM BAM) - and Joakim found his electro calling. Since his first trials in 1999 under the name Tigersushi (now the name of his record label), Joakim creates, remixes, and edits... with taste... we love it!
Comment définir Joakim et sa musique ? C est à l image de ses déguisements cool et farfelus : Un patchwork d influences et de délires qu il remanie selon ses envies ! Producteur, artiste, musicien, remixer, Joakim Bouazziz est un pilier de la scène électro française, celle qui s exporte, se danse et dure dans le temps. Tombé dans la musique (classique) très tà´t avec le piano, c est au lycée qu il découvre les sonorités électronique via le synthé d un pote. C est le déclic qui fait BAM BAM BAM ! Joakim a trouvé sa voie, son kiff : l Electro. Depuis son premier essai en 1999, du nom de Tigersushi (nom de son label depuis), Joakim crée, remix , edit tout ce qu il lui plait, et cet homme à du goût et ça, ça nous plait ! more>>>
In 1998, you came to Versatile for abstract downtempo and (deep filtered) house. In 2008, Versatile is playing Italo Disco, Krautrock, Psyché Rock and acid house, and writing songs with all sorts of electronic machines. After Versatile's first compilation ten years ago, this new release is surprising yet reassuring, like a miracle repeating. Reassuring in that ten years down the road, Versatile still takes us by surprise, mixing early inspirations and creating a place to share. A special playground somewhere between erudition and naivete, poetry and humor.more>>>
Versatile is a rarity. A label that succeeded in creating a unique identity that puts instinct before musical genre. Trends come and go, the wind changes, now and again releases meet with broad acclaim. Such is the case for the underground club hit Venus (Sunshine People) by Cheek back in the golden days of the French Touch, but also for Etienne Jaumet's 2007 maxi.
The high standards set by Versatile's boss, Gilb'R, remain intact. Rather than following the crowds along a given and inevitably ephemeral path, Versatile takes to the open road and its artists release the kind of music they hold dear. Joakim, I:Cube, Chateau Flight and Zombie Zombie have obviously made the most of this creative environment and the uncompromising artistic direction that lets them gravitate towards the music they love, as is: original, wild and elegant, fun and mystical, quirky, a fertile mix of so many things. They make truly engaging music, which is becoming an increasingly difficult feat as time goes on. What makes Versatile's music vibrate is their sound faith in beautiful, naked music, no matter the tools or the format. The watchword of the faith is "underground": much more than a myth for rebellious or docile adolescents, their belief is simply that good music deserves to exist even if it doesn't square with today's market. Maybe you're tired of the profusion of quick and dirty "tracks" that are so interchangeable they quickly lose their appeal? Rediscover here our heritage, from early American dance music to French and German experimentation, both the popular and the intellectual. After retracing Versatile's steps, we're dying for the next episode. Good news—that sequel is being written right here, right now.
In the very heart of the Saint Blaise area, la Flèche d Or is one of the most wicked venues in town. Come in a crazy post-industrial atmosphere to enjoy baroque pop, noise-rock or any-kind-of-rock concerts ! Cool people, cool sounds and cool stage, what else ? A free wi-fi access and an incredible glass-covered restaurant with a direct sight on the old railways Sweet !more>>>
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I:Cube, Poni Hoax, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Battles