Tiga (pronounced /ˈtiːɡə/) is the stage name of Montreal-born DJ/producer Tiga James Sontag (born 1974). His album Sexor won the 2007 Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year. He graduated from Selwyn House School, a prestigious school in Westmount. Before producing music, he was involved in the promotion of rave parties in his native city during the early 1990s, also Tiga was involved in the creation of world-renowned afterhours club SONA. In 1994, he opened a record store named DNA Records, and in 1998 founded his own label, Turbo Recordings.
Tiga is widely known for his remixes: Tomas Andersson's "Washing Up", Scissor Sisters' "Comfortably Numb" and Felix da Housecat's "Madame Hollywood" but also for his covers of Nelly's "Hot in Herre" and Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night". He produces his own material, but has also worked with Zyntherius, Richard X and Jake Shears from Scissor Sisters. He has frequently collaborated with Mateo Murphy (with whom Tiga forms the duo TGV) and Jesper Dahlbäck, who had produced many of Tiga's newer remixes. Tiga is also good friends with Stephen and David Dewaele from Soulwax, who produced about half of the tracks on Tiga's debut album Sexor. His song "3 Weeks" has received repeated airplay in night clubs. Soulwax are currently producing Tiga's second album.
Bells & Whistles
Since their 2008 arrival in San Francisco, Yanick Rieffel and Zack Yakovlev have been cutting their teeth and building a dedicated following as the playful, yet casually sexy duo, Bells & Whistles. Exploring the deeper and often unique end of house music, they’ve curated a host of events, from the now infamous Dresscode party to their monthly at 222 Hyde. The guys have shared the decks late into the night with many budding international acts and old skool heavy hitters alike. To catch them in their element would be to find them playing funky and chunky tunes at intimate locations in the depths of the city’s underground scene.