INFLUENCES: JOAKIM

Defy genres, defy stereotypes, thou shall succeed.

INFLUENCES: JOAKIM

Defy genres, defy stereotypes, thou shall succeed.

Very few have maintained such innovative presence as that of French producer, label boss and disc jockey Joakim. His genre defying opportunism has led him down a path in which has allowed him to release, collaborate and work with a vast array of musicians whilst travelling the world. As the founder of both Crowdspacer and Tigersushi Records he has been responsible for the release of music by the likes of The Hacker, Psychic TV, Maurice Fulton, Guillaume Teyssier and many more. 

His own sound is odd, eclectic and diverse, you might be as likely to hear him producing low slung moody electronics as you will an edit for example. This is fundamentally part of the very reason why he continues to maintain such crucial relevance. Defy genres, defy stereotypes, thou shall succeed. 

This month sees him release a new album on his own Tigersushi label, his sixth full length project to date. 


Here are his influences.

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