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Tigersushi

Joakim
Label interview
09.01.2021

If Joakim Bouaziz turned up at a busy Parisian Bureau de Poste in package form, he’d be fuzzed from Facteur to Facteur until eventually in frustration one would sling him in a pigeonhole with just his name on it. Like all creative shapeshifters, he’s at once the periphery dweller and instigator. Here is a human being that champions freedom in every way, he strives for it and works hard for the privilege to enjoy it. I suppose this is where his Tigersushi ‘project’ comes in.. It wasn’t initially intended to function as a record label as such and though Joakim’s grand plans for it may have failed, unsurprisingly it retains a curious half rice half chips sort of status, seemingly part hyper-real Jap pop shop meets edgy Euro-studio. Currently it’s definitely a sonic platform for unusual things that we should take note of. This is a place of freedom where he and others can release music beyond the waits and constraints of bigger organisations. In musical speak, one wonders if there’s a part of Joakim - reflected in Tigersushi’s output - that lives for perpetual genre fusion and reaction, craving and mining it like the Dwarfs of Eribor; perhaps one day Tigersushi will present us with that electronic Arkenstone we all crave.

Label playlist
Play all Add all
Ojar & Jean Ray
Une Barque
7:32
Play
Maestro In The Chamber
Always Now
5:06
Play
KATERINA
Dog Days
4:20
Play
Joakim
Indri Eyes
6:03
Play
Guillaume Teyssier
Love Is A Hole
1:56
Play
Joakim
Forever Young
3:49
Play
Trypheme
Pierre’s birthday
3:03
Play
Apollo Noir
Adieu
2:51
Play
Maestro
Yes Today
4:35
Play
Principles Of Geometry
The Ancient Empire of Sunmoon
1:29
Play
Yes Wizard
Heaven Black
5:25
Play
DyE
Caprice Classic (feat. Angie David)
4:45
Play
Joakim
Formosan Rock
4:02
Play
Guillaume Teyssier
Les Princes Des Villes
4:03
Play
Katerina
The White Cat
6:42
Play
Apollo Noir
The Fall
6:31
Play
Principles of Geometry
Streamsters
3:48
Play
Dagerlöff
From The Womb To The Tomb
7:20
Play
Maestro
Harmony
4:27
Play
DyE
She's Bad (feat. Egyptian Lover)
6:11
Play
O

Where are you from?

J

Paris, France

O

What do you do?

J

We conspire to save the world

O

Earliest musical memory?

J

Bruce Springsteen on the parents car stereo in the South of France

O

Why did you start a record label?

J

Because I wanted to be free. Weird idea

Mix
Joakim
2:52:28
45 Tracks
Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece - Oleo Strut
Eurythmics - Aqua
Will Powers - Adventures In Success (Dub)
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Number Ten
Aphex Twin - Alberto Balsam
Ruth - Mots
Gina X - No G.D.M.
Can - And More
Peter Gordon & The Love Of Life Orchestra - Another Heartbreak / Don’t Don’t Redux
Prince - Bob George
Harco Pront - Fever
My Bloody Valentine - Soon (Andy Weatherall Remix)
Autechre - Puch
Hell Interface - Mask 500 (Jimi Bazzouka Edit)
Nightmoves - Transdance (Jimi Bazzouka Edit)
Hipnosis - Blade Runner
France Copland - Rutgerhauersong
Ark - Sucubz (Mr Oizo Remix)
The Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control (Playgroup Remix)
Daniel Wang - Warped
Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper edit
Arthur Russell - Let’s Go Swimming (Gulf Stream Dub)
Patrick Cowley - Megatron Man (Jimi Bazzouka Edit)
Fingerprintz - Wet Job (Jimi Bazzouka Edit)
Josef K - It’s Kinda Funny
Robert Wyatt - Biko (Jimi Bazzouka Edit)
Theo Parrish - Falling (Carl Craig Remix)
Life After Mutation - Meltdown
Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Opened (Jimi Bazzouka Edit)
Cabaret Voltaire - Black Mask
Liquid Liquid - Optimo (Optimo Espacio Bonus Beat)
Underground Resistance - The Illuminator
Tokow Boys - Swinging Pool
Cluster - Hollywood
Material - Secret Life
Ministry - Change (Jimi Bazzouka Edit)
Zongamin - Spiral
Implog - Holland Tunnel Dive
Angelo Badalamenti - Mulholland Drive
John Fahey - Untitled
Phillip Glass - In The Upper Room Dance II
Aphex Twin - Blue Calx
Chris & Cosey - Lament
Eliane Radigue - L’ile Resonante
Brian Eno - By This River
O

How would you describe the label’s sound?

J

Gender fluid and hopefully time-proof

O

Some insight on the mix you recorded?

J

This is really a DNA sample of what Tigersushi is. I tried to include all the songs that were important in defining (or un-defining) the sound of the label. It’s full of our “classics”, it’s got the post punk element, the IDM element, the avant-garde element, the IDM element, the leftfield dance music element… Basically if you listen to this, you’ll know what we’re about.

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