Tiga (Montreal techno DJ/producer Tiga Sontag)

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Legal name: Tiga Sontag


Tiga James Sontag (born 1974 in Montreal, Canada) is a French-Canadian musician, DJ and record producer of electronic dance music. Tiga /ˈtɡə/ has released three albums entitled Sexor, Ciao!, and No Fantasy Required. Sexor won the 2007 Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year. Tiga released a selection of compilations in the early 2000s, featuring mixes such as American Gigolo, DJ-Kicks: Tiga and, Mixed Emotions, which put him on the map as one of "the world's best mixers". His most recent compilation mix, Tiga Non-Stop, was released in November 2012, and premiered Tiga's latest single "Plush." The mix also features tracks from artists such as Kindness, Duke Dumont and Blawan.

Tiga has remixed songs from the likes of The xx, LCD Soundsystem, The Kills, Cabaret Voltaire, Scissor Sisters, Peaches, Moby, Depeche Mode, Justice, Friendly Fires and Mylo. Along with Zombie Nation, Tiga is half of ZZT, and has released material as The Dove, Rainer Werner Bassfinder (with Jesper Dahlbäck), and TGV (with Mateo Murphy). He has also co-produced music with the likes of Soulwax, James Murphy, Chilly Gonzales, Jesper Dahlbäck, and most recently Matthew Dear, who he worked with on "Plush."

As a solo artist, Tiga released "Sunglasses at Night" with Finnish producer Jori Hulkkonen (aka Zyntherius). The single reached number 25 in the UK Dance Chart. Other successful chart singles include "Pleasure From the Bass", "You Gonna Want Me" featuring Jake Shears, and his 2009 release “Shoes,” co-produced with Soulwax and Chilly Gonzales.

Tiga is the host of the BBC Radio 6 Music show "My Name Is Tiga", and made his acting debut in the 2010 film Ivory Tower, co-starring Chilly Gonzales, Feist and Peaches. The film won special mention at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Sexor Tiga 4
2009 Ciao! Tiga 3
2016 No Fantasy Required Tiga 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Montréal Mix Sessions Tiga 2
2001 American Gigolo Tiga 2

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Mixed Emotions: Montreal Mix Sessions, Volume 5 Tiga 1
2002 DJ-Kicks: Tiga Tiga 3
2012 Non Stop Tiga 2
2014 Mixmag Presents: Dance Action Tiga 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Sunglasses at Night Tiga & Zyntherius 3 7
2003 Hot in Herre Tiga 4
2003 Burning Down Tiga 1
2004 Pleasure From the Bass Tiga 3
2005 You Gonna Want Me Tiga 4
2005 Good as Gold Tiga 1
2005 Louder Than A Bomb Tiga 1
2006 3 Weeks / Move My Body Tiga 1
2006 Move My Body Tiga 1
2006 (Far From) Home Tiga 2
2006 3 Weeks Tiga 1
2008 Mind Dimension Tiga 4
2009 Shoes Tiga 2
2009 What You Need Tiga 3
2009 Beep Beep Beep Tiga 3
2010 Sex O'Clock Remixes Tiga 1
2010 Overtime Tiga 1
2010 Gentle Giant (Remixes) Tiga 1
2010 Love Don't Dance Here Anymore (Carl Craig Remixes) Tiga 1
2012 The Picture Tiga 1
2012 Plush Tiga 1
2013 Trust Your Body Tiga & Jori Hulkkonen 1
2013 Let's Go Dancing Tiga vs. Audion 1
2013 Let's Go Dancing Remixes Tiga vs. Audion 1
2014 Fever Tiga & Audion 1
2014 Bugatti Tiga 3
2015 100 Tiga vs. Boys Noize 1
2016 Blondes Have More Fun Tiga 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 100 (Remixes) Tiga vs. Boys Noize 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Sunglasses EP Tiga & Zyntherius 1

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