My Best Remixes


Producer-extraordinaire and head honcho of Tigersushi, Joakim compiles his best remixes for the likes of Tiga, DJ Mehdi, Late Of The Pier, Annie, etc. After three albums, Joakim still manages to avoid all sorts of classifications, being a musician, producer, DJ and live performer at the same time. Since 2003, he's also become one of the most in-demand remixers out there, being regularly charted by tastemakers like Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco and Ivan Smagghe. From DFA to Get Physical, from Ed Banger to Modular, from Polydor to Virgin, every label that counts in the world of dance and alternative music have all asked Joakim for a remix, at least once. Why is that? Certainly not because they know what they're gonna get. Unlike many other "usual suspects" applying a simple formula to their remixes, Joakim tackles each song like he's never done a remix before, trying to find a different angle every time while keeping an eye on the dancefloor -- the main target. The result is all about distorted songs, deviant dance, old school references and forward-thinking tweaking. That's the difference between haute-couture dance music vs. ready-to-wear, and that's why people ask for his tailored-made remixes. That's also how you make hits: after Tiga listened to Joakim's remix of Lionel Hampton's "Vibromatic," which was one of 2003's club hits, he asked Joakim for a remix of his own "Pleasure From The Bass." A few years later, he remixed Antena's "Camino Del Sol," a crossover dance classic, played by classic house and techno DJs as well as minimal heads, indie dance DJs and even mainstream superstars like John Digweed. Since then, most of Joakim's remixes have become club anthems, from the epic Italo remix of Cut Copy's "Hearts On Fire" to the banging take on Alter Ego's "Why Not?". My Best Remixes turns a simple compilation into an album that you can listen to at home if you're not in a club. As a bonus, you get an unreleased instrumental version of the Late Of The Pier remix and a so-far unreleased remix of DJ Mehdi's "Pocket Piano." By the time you read this, we bet this one will become one of 2009's big tunes. Other remixed artists include: The Chap, Zombie Zombie, Clashing Egos, and Max Berlin.