So where did Joakim's latest grab bag combination of psychedelia, disco and classic rock come from, exactly? The producer comes pretty close to answering that question on his new 'Milky Mix,' which features everything from Red Dragon's Italo Disco gem 'Let Me Be Your Radio Part 1' to 'Helter Skelter' by the Beatles. While the disparity of sounds is what will grab your attention, the most admirable thing about Joakim's new mix might be the patience he gives to let it breathe.
While many DJs can be too eager to impress, Joakim works hard to create an atmosphere and give his mixes a proper buildup. "I always wonder what goes on in the mind of DJs playing 'peak time' music as a warm-up," he says. "DJing is all about time and space. Too many DJs are absolutely not aware of that and that's depressing to hear in clubs. It makes me think music is like tap water ... tap sound."
To get a taste of sounds that are anything but "tap," be sure to check out Joakim's new 'Milky Mix' which you can hear exclusively on Spinner.
O.M.D., 'Electricity' (Micronauts remix)
Dragons of Zynth, 'Anna Mae'
John Foxx, 'Metal Beat'
Joakim, 'Fly Like An Apple'
James Pants, 'Rhythm Track 9'
Pom Pom, 'Untitled'
Soft Rocks, 'Black Magic'
Vanessa Paradis, 'Des Que J'te vois' (Joakim Unreleased Remix)
Red Dragon Band, 'Let Me Be Your Radio Part 1'
The Rolling Stones, 'Undercover Of the Night'
SPK, 'Dance Du Metal' (I:Cube Edit)
Joakim, 'Watermelon Bubblicious'
Sweet Exorcist, 'Mad Jack'
Yura Yura Teikoky, 'Hollow Me' (Alternate Version)
DJ Deeon, 'Exctacy'
The Beatles, Helter Skelter' (Demo)
Acid Mothers Temple, 'Electric Love Machine'
Dennis Wilson, 'Farewell My Friend'