I got into  DJ Joakim’s Tigersushi label in 2002. I can’t believe that was 15 years ago. For me they were really influential in helping shape my early tastes and point me in the direction of interesting electronic music that also had a sense of fun and adventure. I still play these releases out today and to my ears they sound as fresh as ever. Their back catalogue is full of great original music as well as lovingly putting together some classic comps.

Here’s 5 from their back (cheap) catalogue. Go treat yourself…

In Flagranti getting a groove and rinsing it. Sounds simple to do but it ain’t.  First heard on How To Kill the DJ (Part One) mix.

This is a good example of the type of records I absolutely love and that Tigersushi introduced me to. When I heard this at first it blew my mind that tunes like this existed. Primitive raw dance music at it’s best.

Interesting artist Nakion. I would have liked to have heard more from her. There’s a real looseness to the way she samples and programs the drums. Its like she is just throwing down ideas and not worrying too much about everything being perfect.

Introduced to this classic off another one of their comps. Nowadays these records are well known and beautifully re-issued. However in 2004 when I first heard this these sounds were very exotic and exciting. A whole new underground opened up for me.

Joakim under his Jimi Bazzouka edit alias. Not strictly a Tigersushi release but so good I’m sure I will be forgiven.