Joakim gets but­toned up

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Listings - JIM CAR­ROLL

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)

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