Freddie Joachim (JO-AH-KIM)
Always an avid listener and collector of hip hop, jazz, and soul music, Freddie finally began djing in the mid 90's, which slowly progressed into recording and production. Since then, he has continued to produce music featuring such artists as, Aloe Blacc, Blu, Grap Luva, LMNO, Kev Brown, Joey Bada$$, Carlitta Durand, and has had his music mentioned by Erykah Badu,Phonte, Slum Village, and more, and his music has been praised by such publications as Wax Poetics, Okayplayer, and more. His production has been featured on major television networks such as MTV, NBC, and HBO, as well as licensed songs with many popular brands and companies, including DC Shoes, Nike, Adidas, Monster Energy, K-Swiss, and more. Freddie has also performed around the world, headlining shows in countries such as Japan, South Africa, Europe, and North America, sharing the stage with aritsts such as,Ohmega Watts, Jean Grae, Joss Stone, Jimmy Cliff, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (ATCQ), Teeko, DJ Babu, Rakaa Iriscience, Bobbito, Scoop Deville, Blu, Choice37, and more.
Freddie released his first full-length, In With Time, in the Spring of 2008, exclusive to Japan label, Subcontact. The album featured such artists as, Aloe Blacc (Stones Throw), Blu, Othello, Profile (Sound Providers), Choice37,Surreal, and more. (In With Time is available on CDBaby, Amazon, Tower Records Japan, HMV Japan, and more)
In 2009, Freddie, along with good friend, Question, released their instrumental album, Study Guide, with Japan’s renowned DJ Tonk on his label Milkdipper. (Study Guide is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and more // 10″ vinyl EP is available at Access Hip Hop, HHV, Fresh Crate, Amoeba SF, and more)
In Summer of 2010, Freddie continued his instrumental album series with the release of Midway. The album was the first featured artist’s album on the San Francisco based label, Mellow Orange. (Midway is available on iTunes, Amazon, Mellow Orange Store, and more stores // 2xCD is available at Mellow Orange Store, Access Hip Hop, HHV, Fresh Crate, Amoeba SF, and more). Then later released a 2xLP vinyl of Midway with German distributor, HHV.de.
In the Fall of 2012, he released his 4th full-length album,Fiberglass Kisses, featuring such artists as, Miles Bonny, Mar, L. Santiago, Carlitta Durand, J. Mitchell, and Eric Lau. (Fiberglass Kisses is available worldwide. digital, CD, & vinyl)
In 2015, Freddie released his popular DUST series album as a vinyl 12 inch release with German distributor, Vinyl Digital, as well as re-releasing a full-length 12 inch record of Study Guide. The same year he also produced a remix of "Beatin Tha Breaks" by funk and soul band, Magic In Threes, on a special Record Store Day 10 inch vinyl release.
2016, Freddie has scheduled a vinyl release of an instrumental album called, "Trouvaille," with HHV.de, tentatively releasing in the Fall.
Freddie, along with friends, Yusai, and Question, now run Mellow Orange, which has releases worldwide.
Freddie Joachim Discography at Discog
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