Joakim was recently brought to my attention as the lads down in Tetric booked him and swayzak for a K7 records night. I had honestly never heard of him before so I did a bit of poking around and found out a bit about him. Ok, so he's on k7 records and versatile records. He has 2 albums released on Versatile. Tigersushi, and Fantomes. One album on K7. And he founded Tigersushi records. When he was young he learned to play piano and discovered indie rock and grew up listening to that. His love for electronic music came from a friend leaving a synth in his bedroom. Handy that! His first record, Tigersushi, he sent to Versatile and eventually the head of Versatile decided to put it out on Future Talk, a more experimental version of Versatile. This album got noticed by various producers including DJ Medhi and a remixed version of the album was released. Between that and his second album he started up Tigersushi records which is now well known for it's "Kill the DJ" and "More God Dam Music" compilations. As well as artists such as K.I.M. and Panico. In 2003 he released Fanatomes on Versatile's main label and he started to get noticed by the press and dancefloors everywhere. He more recently released the album "Monsters & Silly Songs" which he has released on K7 and he has now really made a name for himself. He has remixed various international artists such as Tiga, Ivan Smagghe, Tiefschwarz and Air, to name a few and the reason I've decided to bring him up now is because of his upcoming release "My Best Remixes" on his own Tigersushi label. There really are some fantastic remixes on this and it really shows him shining bright as Joakim "the remixer" so to speak! I'm really looking forward to this... as should you be!
Tracklist, for the craic:
01. Annie "Always Too Late" 02. The Chap "Ethnic Instruments" 03. DJ Mehdi "Pocket Piano" 04. Zombie-Zombie "Drive This Road Until Death Sets You Free" 05. Tiga "Pleasure From The Bass" 06. Late Of The Pier "The Bears Are Coming" (Dub version) 07. Clashing Egos "Aiming Nebere" 08. Alter Ego "Why Not?" 09. Cut Copy "Heart On Fire" 10. Lionel Hampton "Vibromatic" 11. Antena "Camino Del Sol" 12. Max Berlin "Elle & Moi"
Thursdays nights the Twisted Pepper becomes Mr Jones' house, honing in on a yet un-tagged musical style fusing together house/electro/bassline/Baltimore/Kuduro and all those other gritty urban genres in between. Mr Jones also teams up with a number of local collectives including the Crafty Beggars clique for a monthly art & photography expo, "We Got Your Fashion Right Here" which showcases the latest clobber by young Dublin designers, as well as the Analogue Magazine crew who host a nice selection of live bands & performances.
Home to Mr. Jones! Find it on Dublin's Abbey Street, next to the Acadamy and across from Arnotts!