- Electro / Electronic
Crowdspacer Records represents the Electronic Dance Music label launched in 2013, based in Central France and run by Joachim.
Since 1999, when he released his debut album as Joakim Lone Octet (an electro-jazz exercise in style on Future Talk, the experimental sub-label of Versatile), Joakim has been a tough musician to pinpoint. An ex piano student at the Conservatory, the man has taken great pains (and pride?) to avoid being pigeonholed and has grown on the outskirts of the French Touch and international Club scenes, becoming one of their major players but refusing to associate with any crew, current, style or genre.
Year after year, Joakim has gathered experiences that confirm his global vision of music and explored many facets of the musical spectrum: a musician with four albums under his belt; a label founder and manager (the fantastic Tigersushi and the recent vinyl-only Crowdspacer imprint); a self-taught graphic designer (he designs his record covers and most of the label’s artworks); a DJ whose huge musical spectrum makes him equally at home at Panorama Bar, and outdoor rave or an art show afterparty; a fashion enthusiast (he launched Tigersushi Furs with his cousin); a producer (for Panico, Poni Hoax, Zombie Zombie, Y.O.U., Montevideo...); a high-profile remixer who sends the tracks he works on into another galaxy; a sound designer for catwalks and recently for contemporary art, working on Camille Henrot's installations and videos who won the Silver Lion at the 2013 Venice Biennale and made the cover artworks for Tropics Of Love.
The first release ‘’No Time To Waste’’ came from Everyone, which is a supergroup consisting of Kindness, Joakim & Jam City.
Joakim's vinyl only Crowdspacer label may have launched in headline-grabbing fashion with a collaborative 12" release featuring Jam City and Kindness, but it's subsequently settled into a low-key groove that has suited its output. Crowdspacer 12"s from Yes Wizard, Cray 76 and POV have been geared for the club not the content farm and it's been nice to see the label develop away from the spotlight. Master & Servant, the latest Crowdspacer record sees Cray76 return - speculation is it's the work of Mr Bazooka himself, we couldn't possibly say - and it contains two further melodic tools for the more discerning selectors out there, with "Servant" as good as anything that's been released on Tigersushi.