News & releases from Joakim

Massive re-stock in the Versatile Shop on 60 vinyl references

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We’ve just got massive new arrivals in the Versatile Shop will a lot of vinyls, including previously sold out items like the Acid Arab vinyl series and items available for the first time in the shop like I:Cube’s Chicago-Sur-Seine and Mingus In My Pocket vinyl EPs. Click below to get to the vinyl section of...
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Versatile Records open its online shop : select catalog and all future releases on vinyl, CD and full catalog on digital

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It’s been months in the making – some of you had been already using it during it’s soft opening – but now it’s official : Versatile is opening his own online shop. You can now buy a large selection of vinyls and CDs, straight from the office basement stock, including classics albums by Chateau...
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Versatile is label of the month on Resident Advisor + download Gilb’R special RA mix

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Resident Advisor pays hommage of 18 years of parisian Versatilism with their May “Label Of The Month” feature, a long piece telling the story of Versatile Records, the team behind it and giving a glimpse of what they are heading to in the near future. Label boss Gilb’R is also offering a 56 minutes RA...
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Sat 18/05 : Zombie Zombie – Lune Argent Ensemble live : an original creation for the Villette Sonique Festival in Paris

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If you’re in Paris and you are a Zombie Zombie fan, this is not to be missed. For the opening slot of the Villette Sonique Festival, Zombie Zombie team up with other musicians coming from varied backgrounds in order to perform as an eleven musical ensemble the original musical creation called “Lune Argent Ensemble”....
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Joakim & Gesaffelstein remixes of Zombie Zombie on Versatile ride the Beatport and Decks sales charts

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Sun Ra cover by french band Zombie Zombie on Gilb’R Versatile Records is riding the Beatport sales charts this summer thanks to two outstanding remixes. While Joakim 808 rework of the track got to the 61st position in the Indie Dance sales charts, it’s the Gesaffelstein remix that really stole the show, climbing to the very sought after 11th position in the Beatport techno chart. The vinyl...
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Out now on vinyl & Beatport : Zombie Zombie – Rocket Number 9 EP (incl Gesaffelstein & Joakim remixes)

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As a first single of their forthcoming album “Rituals”, Zombie Zombie offers Rocket number 9, a cover of Sun Ra, sung by the band. On the remix front, Joakim to do a cool 808 rework and the new techno rising french star Gesaffelstein delivers a 120 bpm rave anthem. HEAVY, for real… “what a...
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Zombie Zombie – Rocket Number 9 EP (incl Gesaffelstein & Joakim remixes)

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Rocket Number 9 EP by Zombie Zombie Thank God they didn’t wait as long as I:Cube to make their new album, it took only 4 years ! But now, it is ready. The new Zombie Zombie album, Rituals, will be released early October. The band have been touring quite a lot, expanding their killer...
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Photos : Gilb’R & Joakim @ Villette Sonique Festival, Paris – May 12

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Another point of view, this time from the eyes of a professional photographer, of the killer back 2 back set of Versatile’s Gilb’R and Joakim at the open air Villette Sonique Festival in Paris. PHOTOS : Gilb’R & Joakim @ Villette Sonique Festival, Paris – May 12
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Video : Gilb’R & Joakim @ Villette Sonique Festival, Paris – May 12

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Here’s a party goer vid of the incredible back 2 back set of Versatile’s Joakim and Gilb’R at the open air stage of Villette Sonique Festival in Paris. VIDEO : Gilb’R & Joakim @ Villette Sonique Festival, Paris – May 12
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Sun 27/05 : I:Cube live, Gilb’R & Joakim @ Villette Sonique Festival, Paris

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The Versatile people are heading to the mighty Villette Sonique Festival in Paris on Sunday May 27th and they’ve got a big surprise up their sleeve : this will be the first official appearance of I:Cube new live performance, the first in a long series that includes future dates at Panoramabar, Club Eleven, Goa and Robert Johnson among others… Versatile label boss Gilb’R and recording...
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New photo report : Versatile 15 Years party @ La Machine, Paris – Nov 11

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Amazing pictures keep coming from the party to remember at La Machine in Paris for Versatile Records 15 Years anniversary. On this report some very cool picture of the performing artists… PHOTOS : Versatile 15 Years party @ La Machine, Paris – Nov 11
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Versatile 15 Years party : the official video

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This is the Versatile Records 15th Anniversary Party official video report – 19/11/2011 at La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Paris. VIDEO : Versatile Records 15th Anniversary Party official video report LISTEN : Versatile 15 Years party : the complete live recordings on RBMA Radio From le Central Gilb’r Aladdin Live Zombie Zombie Live I:Cube Dixon From la...
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Versatile 15 Years party : the complete live recordings from Dixon, Zombie Zombie, Joakim, Aladdin, Loud E, Trevor Jackson, Busy P, Bertrand Burgalat, Cosmo Vitelli, Gilb’R & I:Cube

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Red Bull Music Academy Radio gathered most of the dj sets and live performances  featured at the Versatile 15 Years party in Paris for your listening pleasure… Enjoy the complete dj sets and live recordings from Dixon, Zombie Zombie, Joakim, Aladdin, Loud E, Trevor Jackson, Busy P, Bertrand Burgalat, Cosmo Vitelli, Gilb’R & I:Cube!...
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Photo report : Versatile 15 Years party @ La Machine, Paris – Nov 11

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Here’s the Red Bull Music Academy photo report of Versatile amazing 15 Years celebration that took place at La Machine Du Moulin Rouge in November 2011. All the pics are below, on RBMA Facebook page… PHOTOS : Versatile 15 Years party @ La Machine, Paris – Nov 11
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Out now : Versatile 15 Ans – The Compilation (incl I:Cube & Etienne Jaumet unreleased tracks)

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Versatile celebrates in 2011 its 15th anniversary. The record label founded by Gilbert Cohen aka Gilb’R quickly became one of the most endearing label in the French electro / indie scene. On this occasion, Versatile decides to release a 21 tracks compilation, which, like a teenager, contemplates the golden age of childhood, gets into present without any complex and into the future with...
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Various Artists – Versatile 15 Ans

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Versatile celebrates in 2011 its 15th anniversary. The record label founded by Gilbert Cohen aka Gilb’R quickly became one of the most endearing label in the French electro / indie scene. Versatile 15 Ans by Various Artists On this occasion, Versatile decides to release a compilation, which, like a teenager, contemplates the golden age...
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The Versatile boys speaks about 15 years of music for Brain Mag

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Brain Magazine sat down with the Versatile Records movers & shakers (including label boss Gilb’R, Versatile artists Etienne Jaumet, Joakim, CosmicNeman, label managers Didier and Ygal and Free Your Funk party promoter Denis) to recalls memories from 15 years of music activism. It’s all in french so it’s for you french speaking peeps !...
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Photos : Versatile 15 Years – The Tsugi Portfolio – Nov 11

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Gilb’R label Versatile Records celebrates 15 years of music activism in November. That means a lot of music and, of course, a lot of memories that Gilb’R compiled in a photo portfolio for french mag Tsugi this month. Featuring Disk Union Tokyo, Maya, John Cravache, Mouloud, La Caution, Dj Deep, I:Cube, Bertrand Brugalat, Gilb’R,...
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Video : Versatile Noise Troopers – the complete live on Arte Live Web feat. Gilb’R, I:Cube, Joakim & Etienne Jaumet

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Gilb’R, I:Cube, Joakim & Etienne Jaumet first ever joint live performance as Versatile Noise Troopers had been captured in video by Arte Live Web in its entirety on Thursday October 13th during the Tsugi Federation festival at La Gaité Lyrique in Paris. VIDEO : Versatile Noise Troopers live on Arte Live Web feat. Gilb’R,...
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Video : Versatile Noise Troopers rehersal feat. Gilb’R, I:Cube, Joakim & Etienne Jaumet

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Check this vid of Gilb’R, I:Cube, Joakim and Etienne Jaumet prepping their Versatile Noise Troopers live performance in Versatile studios for the Tsugi Federation festival in Paris… Tongue-in-cheek alert ! VIDEO : Versatile Noise Troopers rehersal feat. Gilb’R, I:Cube, Joakim & Etienne Jaumet – part 1 VIDEO : Versatile Noise Troopers rehersal feat. Gilb’R,...
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