PLAYLIST BY JOAKIM

A VERY PERSONAL AND CONCEPTUAL BODY OF WORK, JOAKIM’S FORTHCOMING SAMURAI IS ABOUT THE ARTIST’S JOURNEY BETWEEN NY, TOKYO AND PARIS. IN WRITING, JOAKIM WAS INSPIRED BY A RANGE OF INFLUENCES FROM THE LITERARY, TO THE SONIC (HOME-MADE ELECTRONIC AND “NEW AGE”’ STYLE MUSIC) AND THE CIRCUMSTANTIAL (JAPAN AND NEW YORK). HE’S A MULTIFACETED ARTIST, WITH A VISUAL EXPRESSION THAT’S AS STRONG AS HIS SONICS.

"I RECORDED THIS MIX AS A COLLECTION OF CLUES TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT INSPIRED ME MUSICALLY TO MAKE MY NEW ALBUM "SAMURAI". I ALWAYS LISTEN TO A LOT OF MUSIC, FOR DJING AND ALSO TO FEED MY GARGANTUESQUE APPETITE FOR MUSICAL DISCOVERIES WHICH USUALLY INFLUENCE MY WORK IN A WAY OR ANOTHER. ON "SAMURAI", THE INSPIRATIONS RANGE FROM NEW AGE TO YACHT ROCK, FROM 80 SYNTH-BASED FUNK TO JAPANESE ELECTRONIC AVANT-GARDE, FROM KRAUT ROCK TO FUTURISTIC DYSTOPIAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC.”

Mix by Joakim for RedMilkMusic

Selected by Loris Moretto

Samurai is out next Friday 17th March via Tigersushi / Because Music.