Joakim gets buttoned up
Night Flight Button Factory, Dublin Fri 11pm ¤15 01-6709202 Fans of discerning electronic music will already have made the acquaintance of Joakim Bouaziz (below). A budding career as a piano maestro came to an abrupt halt when Bouaziz came across the Warp and Mo Wax labels and took that particular fork in the road. Naturally, musical smarts meant he was not going to be a passive observer and the 1999 release Tigersushi for Versatile's Future Talk offshoot set the ball rolling for Bouaziz the producer.
Since then, he has released more albums (2003’s Fantômes and 2007’s Monsters & Silly Songs), set up the Tigersushi label as a home for his own creative and inventive outings as well as releases by K.I.M., Panico, Principles of Geometry, Volga Select and the “Kill The DJ” series, and established himself as a big draw at clubs worldwide. His own productions, though, remain the trump card, the Frenchman transforming complex and intricate patterns and textures into dancefloorfriendly hits. Can’T see ThaT? CaTch This Soundtrack's indie takeover continues (Thursday and Friday, Dublin) and loads of choice live electronica at the An Taobh Tuathail Vol 2 launch gig (Saturday, Galway)