Ahead of his sure-to-be-cosmic set at Adult Disco this Saturday, we asked gangly Frenchman, Tigersushi honcho and DJ/Producer Joakim to assemble his top five favourite music videos of all time. If you didn’t already know, dude’s remixed the likes of Tiga, Annie, Metronomy, DJ Mehdi and Friendly Fires and through his curiously named imprint released material for Maurice Fulton, K.I.M, E.S.G, Poni Hoax and Metro Area. Sure, they’re some of the biggest and most credible names in dance music but don’t let that fool you. Joakim’s videos selections are mighty eclectic and range from songs he actually hates to an exploration of Nirvana’s visual influence.
Joakim celebrates 10 Years of Tigersushi alongside Shunji and Future Classic DJs. It’s $15 presale and before midnight (purchase tickets at Moshtix or Resident Advisor) and $25 after midnight).
Check out Joakim’s top five music videos of all time below…
Yo La Tengo – “Sugarcube” One of the funniest clip I’ve seen. How cool a nerd can be?
A-Ha – “Take On Me” OK, this is a super crappy song, but it’s really one of the most memorable music videos of my childhood. And I still like how they mixed filming and drawing, the magic of old school special effects.
Squarepusher – “Come On My Selector” Well, everyone knows Chris Cunningham I guess. This is not his most famous one, it’s like a short movie, very fun and weird. It reminds me of a book by Adolfo Bioy Casares where they also swap a brain between a human and a dog.
Principles Of Geometry – “A Mountain For President” This is a more conceptual video, by French artist Camille Henrot for Tigersushi’s Principles of Geometry. The track features Sebastien Tellier on vocals. It’s quite lo-fi and simple, we made it in two days in the French Alps. But I think it works well, it’s very mesmerizing.
Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, LCD Soundsystem – “Drunk Girls”, Jamaica – “Short and Entertaining”: I recently saw Nirvana’s video, which I had completely forgotten about, and it seemed to me that both LCD’s and Jamaica’s recent videos were inspired by it, on different levels. Look at the headbanging scenes on the benches in the Nirvana video and then in the Jamaica one. And Spike Jonze’s idea of a crowd invading a live band set and fighting is also there in Nirvana’s video at the end.