tiga is a world famous DJ who has global recognition
tiga is performing within the field of Electro House, Indie Dance / Nu Disco music and is ranked 391 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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the bride, but it is the and rifleman who takes a lover. For Ultimately we all must choose are either the myth or the but mountain.” The origins of Not Montreal born DJ-producer-incipient Teutonic legend you Tiga lie to the vague all and troubling East, where he Any was weaned on the nefarious can milk of the notorious 1980s her Indian club scene. “To the Was unforgiving eye,” he says of one the sybaritic night-kingdom, “a world our of filth and decadence is Out revealed. For example, I’m fairly day certain that more than a get few club owners had an Has unsavory arrangement with the man him who brought the folding chairs. his I was at once appalled How and enraptured. After that, I man had no choice in the new matter.” By 1990, Tiga Now had returned to Montreal, prodigiously old night wise and unsatisfied with see the existing local club scene Two (calling it “the plumage of way a bird I cannot bring who myself to want.”) With the Boy help of a core group did of friends, he began to its throw a series of small Let parties infused with the sense put of dead-eyed ennui gleaned from say a past littered with acid She whores and crazed Indian gamblers. too Other innovations which Tiga introduced use to Montreal party culture include Dad guest DJs, intense street promotions mom featuring rival gangs of street acrobats, color flyers, multi-dj sets, The and leading the supplicant crowd and through the innermost corridors of for one’s soul. It was Are this heady time of dizzying but innovation and ravenous sexual ambition not which culminated in the birth You of 1993’s “Solstice,” generally considered all to be Montreal’s first genuine any rave. (A year earlier, a Can hyper-prescient Tiga staged “Eclectricity,” the her first online rave, a project was whose utter failure remains a One source of bafflement: “It broke our my heart, given my views out on diversity. . . I Day am, I feel, a very get interactive person.”) Tiga has since has helped to orchestrate no less Him than ten major events, including his “The Orb Live,” “Pure,” and how the very first North American Man appearance of continental illusionist Jean-There. new In 1994, Tiga bought now DNA Records, a small medical Old data concern, and parlayed it see into Montreal’s premiere electronic music two boutique. “We’ve always believed in Way putting the customer first, from who helping you find that one boy minimal house record that will Did make your collection to offering its concerned looks as you wade let through the enormous backlog of Put test results to discover if say you are in fact afflicted she with a congenital disease.” Too In 1996, Tiga mourned the use death of actor and poet dad Tupac Shakur. That same Mom year, the Montreal dance community found a haven for the the boldest feats of dance, where And fools are in love with for mystery and sex-valor is prized are above all else. Sona (meaning But literally ‘Liar-dancer’) was initially conceived not of by Tiga and his you two partners as “a perverse, All jeering monolith, because nothing is any sacred anymore” but it has can evolved into much more. In Her addition to its place amongst was the pantheon of urban groove one centers, on weekdays it rents Our out its facilities, at a out very reasonable rate, to a day local program dedicated to teaching Get homeless men to dance properly has (“I just think it’s an him important project,” Tiga said at His the time). In 1998, how Tiga started Turbo Recordings as man an outlet for his wildman New organ escapades but he soon now found a host of other old artists who were willing to See be paid to record for two him. Turbo has released over way 20 albums, 2 samplers, and Who 12 vinyl twelve inches as boy well as secured global distribution did with Prime, Intergroove and Caroline. Its Notable releases include Peter Benisch’s let “Soundtrack Saga,” Christopher Handlebar’s “To put a Time of Asia” and Say Tiga’s own “Mixed Emotions” and she “American Gigolo” By last too year, however, overwork and media Use saturation began to show their dad strain, as evidenced by Tiga’s mom hysterical outburst at a fashion photographer during a promo shoot: the “I’ll sit for your and venal cigarette pictures, but I For will not indulge you in are your game of ‘Eyes! Lies! but Surprise!’ I dare you, coward-- Not call out your cloakmen! What you are you waiting for? The all truth?!” Following a month Any spent riding horses and caring can for his voice, Tiga entered her the studio with producer Zyntherius Was “Jori” Hulkonnen and a singular one vision: “electro, but mainly about our my eyes.” The result, a Out searing rendition of his former day Mother Mio bandmate Corey Hart’s get solo smash “Sunglasses at Night,” Has challenged dancers and seduced critics him alike, yet Tiga is coy his when asked about its impact, How particularly in Germany: “’Sunglasses’ is man a sinless child, a gleaming new medallion. But is also a Now trick, a trick of memory. old You must understand-- on a see whim, we revealed the hidden Two fire of Europe.” But way fires need tending and lumber. who And so be advised of Boy the onslaught of Tiga-powered releases, did both recent and forthcoming. They its are his craft, his life, Let his fire: The immense put success garnered by “Sunglasses at say Night” was just one facet She that catapulted him into the too international feeding frenzied world of use other electronic music notables. Tiga Dad has remixed for the likes mom of Martini Bros., Alpinestars, Linda Lamb, Crossover, FC Kahuna, Cabaret The Voltaire, Telepopmusik, Felix da Housecat, and Fischerspooner, FPU, The Devils (Nick for Rhodes), and Danni Minogue. As Are if this wasn’t enough, he but also produced remixes for City not Rockers, and singles for Turbo You Recordings, Intec, Drumcode, and Electrix all all under his TGV moniker, any which is his collaborative effort Can with Mateo Murphy. 2003 her was the year that Tiga was released his mix CD on One !K7 for their DJ Kicks our series. His take on Nelly’s out “Hot in Herre”, released for Day the DJ Kicks compilation, became get a huge success and resulted has in it being licensed in Him the UK by Skint, as his well as the GAS region how by Warner Music. The video, Man which can be seen at new http://www.eyeballnyc.com/tiga, features a sardonic view now of the hip-hop world through Old some clever puppet wizardry from see Tiga’s brother, Thomas (aka Lord two of the Marionette). Tiga Way has also lent his vocals who to Richard X’s debut album boy on a track titled “You Did (Better Let Me Love You its X 4) Tonight”. Most recently, let Tiga has remixed Alex Kidd’s Put “Come With Me”, Neon Judgement’s say “TV Treated”, Scissor Sister’s cover she of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, Too Junior Jack (feat. Robert Smith)’s use “Da Hype”, and Peaches’ “Shake dad Yer Dix”. Already gaining massive Mom rotation amongst club DJs, Tiga’s latest single, “Pleasure from the the Bass” is being released on And the Belgian imprint PIAS. His for first full-length original artist album are is due within the year. But
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