Joakim, Kevin Saunderson

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.

Kevin Saunderson

Kevin Saunderson is an American electronic music producer. At the age of nine he moved to Belleville, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit where he attended Belleville High School and befriended two students, Derrick May and Juan Atkins. Saunderson, with Atkins and May, (often called the "Belleville Three"), is considered to be one of the originators of techno, specifically Detroit techno. He is married to Sharmeela Lamarsha Saunderson.

Although frequently associated with Detroit, Kevin Saunderson spent the early years of his life in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to Belleville, Michigan, a rural town some 30 miles from Detroit. As teenagers attending Belleville High School, Atkins, May, and Saunderson were fans of DJ Charles "The Electrifying Mojo" Johnson and the pop, disco, and funk music he played. Atkins and May soon became serious about mixing others' music and creating their own, but Saunderson pursued other goals first, studying telecommunications and playing American football at Eastern Michigan University. Atkins had begun recording with Cybotron in 1981, but it was not until 1985 that May followed suit and made a record. Initially concentrating on becoming a DJ, Saunderson watched the six-month-long process as May completed "Let's Go;" he was inspired to create his own music.

Dave P. (Making Time)

Since 2000 Dave P has presented Philly's Making Time events which have hosted performances from some of the raddest bands from around the world. This May Making Time celebrated FOURTEEN years of radness. In addition to presenting, Dave P along with partner Sammy Slice is the main floor DJ at all Making Time events. The popularity of Dave P's DJ sets have also landed him a monthly radio show at one of the East coast's most respected and widely listened to commercial-free radio stations, 88.5 WXPN. His Making Time RADio show on XPN has won thousands of fans worldwide and has become a breaking ground for some of the biggest indie and dance music tracks of our time. Dave has also worked as a producer and remixer along with production partner Adam Sparkles, who together have produced original tracks including Sunday Night in Glasgow, Hoover Apprentice, Delaze and Tuesday’s Gone and have remixed Bloc Party, Klaxons, Holy Hail, Pin Me Down, Of Montreal and many others. Dave P. is one half of New York's FIXED party, along with his partner JDH, and is a resident at some of the New York's raddest clubs including Le Bain & Output. Along with FIXED DJ partner JDH they have toured as support DJ for Soulwax Night Versions & Simian Mobile Disco on their American and European tours. Dave P. has DJ'd several festivals in US and Europe including Coachella, Electric Zoo, Wavefront Fest, FYF, Virgin Fest and Primavera Sound.

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Joakim, Kevin Saunderson with Dave P. (Making Time)

Saturday, November 16 · 9:00 PM at Dolphin Tavern