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Garraud in 2013
|Birth name||Joachim André Garraud|
|Born||27 September 1968|
|Occupation(s)||Disc jockey, record producer|
|Associated acts||David Guetta|
He is a producer of artists such as Paul Johnson, Deep Dish, David Bowie, OMD, Kylie Minogue, Mylène Farmer, Cassius, Kid Vicious, Saffron Hill and Culture Club. Known for his many collaborations with other DJs and musicians such as Jean-Michel Jarre and David Guetta (with whom he co-founded the Gum Records label), he currently hosts a weekly show on Radio FG called Zemixx also available as a podcast.
His mixes are a blend of regular DJ sets and then he remixes them live directly onto a CD, with certain sounds which he employs had never been heard in house music before. Garraud is known for his energetic sets, using images or stock clips projected onto a large screen as well as pyrotechnics on-stage and for his setting in scene.
After having perfected his piano and percussion for seven years at the conservatory, he decided to move toward electronic music. He started as a DJ at The Boy, the Parisian club that first initiated the discovery of the techno phenomenon in France. He then successfully tried some music production with Maxximum radio station, number one national 100% dance radio station (CTL group).
Becoming the pioneer of numerical music, he created his own recording studio in the middle of Paris, which allowed him to remix, compose or produce artists such as David Guetta, Jean-Michel Jarre, Paul Johnson, Deep Dish, David Bowie, OMD, Kylie Minogue, Mylène Farmer, Cassius, Cerrone, Moby, Robbie Rivera and many more. Nowadays, he is uses a Space Invader mascot to identify with his fan community.
- Studio albums
- 96/24 (2016)
- Invasion 2011 (2011)
- Invasion (2008)
- Stewart, Adam (April 14, 2011). "Joachim Garraud Set To Bring Invasion 2011 To Coachella". MTV. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
- Joachim Garraud's Official Website
- Joachim Garraud 2009 interview Laptoprockers
- ‹See Tfd›(in French) Long exclusive interview of Joachim Garraud with data from the beginnings to Inox Park