Joakim (Tigersushi) All Night Long
The DJ and producer Joakim has just released his fifth LP, entitled Samurai, a record which is difficult to pigeonhole as it moves between what might be considered experimental or directly surprising, while at the same time maintaining something of the spirit of pop. An album as heterodox as its creator, a musician who began his career seeing himself as more or less related to the French touch which was then in its throes, and later becoming involved in the emergence of rock techno and crossover, although for he cares little about these (or any other) styles. Founder of the Tigersushi label, an exuberant catalogue of spirits as free as his own, he has remixed an equally exuberant list of artists of all genres and his sessions consist of jumbled mosaics of spirited, throbbing, sweaty electronica. One of the biggest artists in underground dance – and you can enjoy him for a five-and-a-half-hour stretch.