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Tigersushi More G. D. M. X

Tigersushi is 10 years old in 2010, the year of the Tiger. 10 years of activism, love and artistic ambition. To celebrate their anniversary, they’re releasing a double compilation: More G.D.M. X, both a retrospective and vision of the future. A heap of unreleased exclusive tracks, some confirmed hits and some personal classics. The first CD (Easy) shows the bright Pop side of Tigersushi while the 2nd CD is mixed by Joakim and explores the more experimental inner workings of the label.

From graphic design to promotion, all creative aspects of Tigersushi are taken care of in-house, as well as most of the music recording with Joakim’s studio, a central piece of the Tigersushi system which helped them produce artists such as Panico or Poni Hoax, much as DFA was founded around James Murphy’s studio. Despite being very self contained, Tigersushi are responsible for some very exciting collaborations through their history, with Kill The DJ, Optimo, Ivan Smagghe, D*I*R*T*Y, Morpheus and Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague) amongst others…

One of France’s foremost electronic musicians, Joakim has a background in classical music, US & UK indie rock and jazz. He first 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’ [2003], ‘Monsters and Silly Songs’ [2007] and most recently ‘Milky Ways’ [2009]  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.” An internationally renowned DJ, as a remixer; he’s recut tunes by Goldfrapp, Royksopp, Tiga, Air and Antena’s ‘Camino Del Sol’ – somehow managing to create some of the biggest club tunes around whilst twisting the originals into new and exciting shapes.