Paris’ Joakim has dropped his first release for DJ Tennis’ Life And Death records. “Daemon”, the title track from his forthcoming EP, has a touch of Detroit techno with a seemingly endless cascade of beats and synth sounds. Joakim, who founded the Tigersushi label, is one of the most exciting beatmakers of today – always forward thinking, always with impeccable skill.
"I met Manfredi (Tennis) through Luke Jenner (ex The Rapture) in NYC. When Manfredi has a few days off his busy touring schedule, he comes to my studio to work with Luke on their collaboration project. We usually talk about synths, food, DJ gossip and complain about espressos in NYC. About 6 months ago we were eating Korean fried chicken and Manfredi asked me if I’d like to do something for his label Life & Death. At the time I had a bunch of club tunes I started working on and somehow had a feeling some of them could be a fit for Life & Death so I played those and Manfredi very quickly picked one, ‘Daemon’. I thought putting out something on Life & Death was at the same time kind of odd (and if you didn’t notice yet, I like when things are unexpected) and totally appropriate.”
Daemon is released on 7 October via Life And Death.