Band of the Day

2013.05.21

Freddie Joachim

Mellow out with a smooth, sultry fusion of jazz, hip hop and soul
If I never knew what love was, this moment would define the exact meaning of you and I.
lyrics from Keep Lovin (feat. Carlitta Durand)

Always an avid listener and collector of hip hop, jazz, and soul music, Freddie finally began djing in ’96, which slowly progressed into recording and production, and musicianship. Since then, he has continued to produce featuring such artists as, Aloe Blacc, Blu, Grap Luva, LMNO, Kev Brown, Carlitta Durand, and more. He has had his production featured on major networks like MTV and NBC, as well as licensed music with many popular brands and companies, including DC Shoes, Nike, Adidas, Monster Energy, K-Swiss, and more. He has also performed and toured in many venues around the world. 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). 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) Freddie, along with friends, Yusai, and Question, now run the record label, Mellow Orange, which has releases worldwide.