_ Present yourself!
joakim bouaziz aka jimi bazzouka

_ First and favorite instrument.

_ Your first released record.
Twice Thinking 12″ on Future Talk

_ Talk about France and your electro experience.
France is for me just a very good place to live, especially Paris. My electro experience started around 1994/95 when I discovered labels like Warp and MoWax. A few years later I started playing with a keyboard/sequencer.

_ Party night-life in Paris and “le bateau”.
hmmm, not sure what you mean by “le bateau”. For me Paris is not the best place for night life. of course there’s the Pulp and a couple of cool places. Maybe Paris is the best for “Aperitif” in the summer.

_ Top 3 favorite cities and crowd.
Tokyo, Detroit (although I didn’t play there…), Copenhague…?

_ What is the significance of Tigersushi? How did you get that name?
The meaning of Tigersushi is out of reach. You can’t understand it, still it takes control of your mind…ha ha.

_ Philosophy of Tigersushi: disco, sampling, rhythm and future plans.
Our philosophy is to have fun and do whatever we find interesting. We don’t have any idea of the next record we’ll release because it just might be salsa music. We also try to have a didactical approach to music and the people who comes to Tigersushi. Basically we’re just fans and we like sharing our love of music.

_ What do you look for in a beat?
I think a good beat is one that could be a track on its own.

_ Computer programming.
I’m looking more and more into sound processing, textures, analog and
digital transformation of sounds etc. I’m a lot into some plug ins such as

_ When do you work on a remix, what kind of approach do you prefer?
I try to bring the song in other territories, I’m also having fun trying things that I wouldn’t do normally (when I’m working on my own stuff). It’s a bit like wearing a costume. You can pretend you’re somebody else.

_ In your music studio: are you immediate and instinctive or technical and rational?
Well…I think I’m instinctive and technical.

Talk about:

_ Acid house and electro.
I hate acid house and electro.

_ Disco and re-edit.
I love Disco and I do a lot of re-edit for my personal use.

_ 80 / 90 punk.
I like a lot early 80s post punk music because of the weird mixtures you can find in there, black and white, warm and cold, live and electronics etc. It was a period of much freedom.

_ Your Italo collection.
I wish it was bigger.

_ Are you vegetarian?

_ DJ experience: rotary mixer or mixer with effect?
I like rotary mixer a lot, especially because they usually sound way better (rane etc). I hate pionneer-style mixers, althought I like the idea of having effects.

_ Creativity, new labels and music market.
Wait a minute, I’m gonna think about it, write a book and answer that one.

_ Message to electronic peoples.
Who are you?

Questions by Dax DJ, THNX to Joakim and Tigersushi Paris 


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