Back Events Near Me » JOAKIM (Tigersushi, Versatile - FR) @ The Observatory

JOAKIM (Tigersushi, Versatile - FR) @ The Observatory

 The Observatory is very excited to announce this act: JOAKIM - boss of the world-renowned Tigersushi Label that counts greats such as Maurice Fulton and Metro Area on its roster of artists - is getting into the booth to provide us with what is going to be an electronic music extravaganza of the highest order.

Coming from a background in classical music and jazz and hot off the tracks of his latest release - the “Bring Your Love” EP - JOAKIM fuses a vast array of influences and vocals into his sound, resulting in a high-powered and synth-heavy aesthetic that shakes dance floors to their core. 

With a focus on house and disco dynamics of space and movement, this master of sound has the ability to twist, turn and surprise his audience without warning, resulting in an audio flow that seriously doesn’t mess around.

This is absolutely recommended to all lovers of unique sound. 

Support by NIC FORD (Millions of Moments, The Obs)

10PM / FREE entrance before midnight / 150K after


Joakim is hard to pin down: part club music, part jazz, part electronic experimentalism.

One of France’s foremost electronic musicians, Joakm has a background in classical music, US & UK indie rock and jazz. He discovered electronic music after a schoolfriend left his synthetiser in Joakim's room, later latching onto indie and electronic labels such as Warp and Mo Wax. His first album ‘Tiger Sushi’ was ambient electro-jazz, before he moved onto electronics with ‘Fantômes’ [2003], and later ‘Monsters and Silly Songs’ [2007], on which he combines post-rock, disco, electronics and, well, silly songs. "Making a pure dance album would almost be like composing an album entirely in F major,” says Joakim. “I jump from one idea to the next. I simply have to try everything and see where it leads."

Joakim runs the Tigersushi label, releases a broad spectrum of music including Maurice Fulton, E.S.G, Poni Hoax and Metro Area. Joakim does live sets, DJs and he’s also a remixer; he’s recut tunes from Tiga, Air and Antena’s ‘Camino Del Sol’ - the latter of which was one of the biggest club tunes of 2006. Finally, he also has a live band, Joakim and the Ectoplasmic Band, on which he plays machines, keyboards, guitars and sings. Fingers in many pies then.

Joakim also does his own artwork for his record sleeves.



Friday, 15 May

10:00 pm

The Observatory | 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, D4, Ho Chi Minh City