March 26, 2016 at MEZZANINE in San Francisco.
+ more to be announced!
9PM // 21+ with Valid ID
“Presenting his debut live set, he ditched the baseball cap and big room techno for a slick white suit and a catalogue of pop bangers he should have been playing to arenas years ago. Tiga’s clearly been waiting years to become a pop star, and he’s finally achieved it.” — FACT MAG
“Tiga’s live show hits home a sense of Sónar’s ability to offer an alternative ‘EDM’ experience with accessible and pop-driven electronic music” — THE QUIETUS
The show’s ‘hybrid’ of live production and visual art installation has received rave reviews from recent festival performances at Sonar (“the hero of the festival” FACT), Berlin Festival, and Parklife. Tiga performs both new material – including collaborations from his new album with Hudson Mohawke, Matthew Dear, Boys Noize, and Martin Buttrich – plus tracks from across his career, including ‘You Gonna Want Me’, ‘Sunglasses At Night’, ‘Pleasure From The Bass’, ‘Bugatti’, and beyond.
The live show, which sees Tiga joined onstage by regular collaborator Jori Hulkkonen, is an innovative and unique collaborative project involving design collective Pfadfinderai (Modeselektor live, Moderat live) and Helmi (Division Paris), who created the visuals and directed Tiga’s widely acclaimed ‘Bugatti’ video. Tiga developed the audio production and musical direction with Stuart Price at his Los Angeles studio.
Housed within Pfadinderai’s and Helmi’s production, Tiga performs live vocals alongside Hulkkonen, with the emphasis shifting between Tiga’s performance, the lighting effects and projections.
As the son of a DJ, Tiga has always been around electronic music, touring with his father around Goa, India, in the 80s. Beginning to DJ in Canada in the 90s, Tiga saw that there was little to offer in regards to the rave scene, deciding to take matters in his own hands and organized his own parties, taking credit as one of the first people to throw Canada’s first proper rave. Tiga took things further, starting the techno-oriented record store, DNA, as wells the Turbo label, along with DJ Mark Dillon.
It was not until the 2000s that Tiga began to produce his own music, releasing the successful mixtapes, “American Gigolo” and “Mixed Emotions.” He also found a hit with his collaboration with Jori Hulkkonen, on a reinterpretation of Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night,” as the duo, Tiga & Zyntherius, reaching number 23 on the UK Singles Chart. Tiga continued with his remixes and relentless touring, helping to keep him at the top of his game. A successful contribution to the K7 series of mixes, DJ Kicks, came out in 2003, making a big contribution to the current trends in the scene.
In 2006, Tiga released his debut album, “Sexor,” which went on to win at the 2007 Juno Awards for ‘Dance Recording of the Year.’ “Ciao!” followed in 2009, again released to critical and commercial success, from both the underground and mainstream press. Tiga’s duo with German techno producer, Zombie Nation, ZZT, released their debut record, “Party’s Over Earth” in 2011, helping to expand Tiga’s output. A new mix, “Tiga Non-Stop” followed in 2012, “Plush,” to great fanfare. As well as his solo output, Tiga is also the host of the popular BBC 6 Music show, “My Name is Tiga,” to which he plays the hottest tracks in electronic music. He released “Let’s Go Dancing” in 2013 & “Fever” in 2014 with Audion. 2014 also saw the release of single “Bugatti.” In 2015, he released his first full album in seven years – “Don’t Break My Heart.”