The French DJ/producer Joachim Garraud has a career which spans more than two decades, from his pioneering DJ sets at Boy Club in Paris in 1989, through to performing with French icon Jean-Michel Jarre in front of an unimaginable 2.4 billion television watchers on New Year's Eve 1999 in Cairo, up to more recently becoming the first French DJ to play at Berlin's Love Parade in front of over a million people.
Garraud's studio pedigree is equally impressive, having remixed and produced artists such as the aforementioned Jean-Michel Jarre, David Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Cassius, Moby and many more. Perhaps most relevant here is his work on David Guetta's albums, producing and writing songs.
Having developed his concepts into the current 'Space Invaders'-themed show, which fuses a DJ approach with live musician improvisation, DJmag asked if Garraud has concerns about the mix of style and substance.
"A balance is always necessary!" he says, "but the music must speak for itself."
Continuing the flow of ideas, Garraud created his own 'Space Invaders' community for first solo album 'Invasion', which allowed each fan to create their own CD and artwork making a unique, personal collector's item.
Garraud tells us that his most interesting discovery this year has been "the iPad and Serato video.
"A brand-new 'Invasion 2011' album will be coming next year," he continues, "along with my exciting new live audio-video show."
As he has recently signed a deal with Unlimited Productions, (producers of Tiësto and Ferry Corsten's shows), Garraud's ideas should not be lacking in opportunities to come to fruition.