Tiga James Sontag (born 1974 in Montreal, Canada) is a Canadian musician, DJ and record producer of electronic dance music. Tiga /'ti?g?/ has released two albums entitled Sexor and Ciao! 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 hass 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.Tiga's 2013 song "Plush" (Jacques Lu Cont remix) is featured in the best-selling video game Grand Theft Auto V.1980s–1990sIn 1990 Tiga and a few friends started throwing small parties and street promotions in Montreal that evolved into a cult following. Having bought DNA records in 1994, the nightclub SONA was then conceived in Montreal in 1996, with Tiga having a major role to play in the creation of the dance scene at the time.2000–2003In 2001, Tiga entered the studio with producer Zyntherius to record a rendition of Corey Hart's solo song, “Sunglasses at Night.” The track also made it to number two on the UK Dance Chart, number 23 on the UK National Singles Chart, number one on the MTV Dance Chart for over six weeks and was in the Top 20 on Germany’s National Singles Chart. Tiga also performed “Sunglasses at Night” with Zyntherius on Top Of The Pops.Tiga completed remixes for the likes of Martini Bros, Alipinestars, Linda Lamb, Crossover, FC Kahuna, Cabaret Voltaire, Telepopmusik, Felix da Housecat, Fischerspooner and Dannii Minogue in the years that followed the success of “Sunglasses at Night.” In 2003, he commanded the attention of the scene with a mix CD for K7’s legendary DJ Kicks series.2004–2007: SexorIn 2004, Tiga released another single, entitled "Pleasure from The Bass", on Belgian imprint PIAS. The single “You Gonna Want Me”, a duet performed with Jake Shears (of Scissor Sisters fame) followed shortly after. In 2005, he completed remixes for Depeche Mode, The Vests, Moby, LCD Soundsystem, Mylo, Phillipe Zdar, Chelonius Jones, Drama Society & Thomas Andersson to name a few.2006 marked the release of Tiga's debut album, Sexor. This was followed with his European and Canadian tours, “Sexor over Europe” and “Sexor over Canada”. He also released a video for “(Far From) Home” that year, shot in Tokyo & directed by Nagi Noda. The single included remix work by the DFA, Digitalism, and Chicken Lips, as well as a remix by Tiga himself, "The Speed of Sexor Reprise". Both "You Gonna Want Me" and "(Far from) Home" featured on charts in both the UK and Australia and Sexor won the 2007 Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year.The first single to come from Tiga after the release of his debut album was "Mind Dimension", which was written and produced by Tiga and Jesper Dahlback and released in December 2008. "Mind Dimension 2" was reworked and contains additional production by Soulwax.2008–2009: Ciao!The release of Tiga's second album, Ciao! took place in 2009. Collaborators included Soulwax, Jesper Dahlbäck, Jori Hulkkonen and Jake Shears, as well as James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, and Chilly Gonzales. The popular singles "Shoes" and "What You Need" were releases from this album.2011–2012: Party's Over, EarthZZT released their debut album, Party's Over, Earth on Turbo Recordings in 2011. In November 2012, Tiga released his first single in 6 years, Plush on Different Recordings, which was then remixed by Ame, Jacques Lu Cont and Sinichi Osawa. He also compiled a mix CD called Tiga Non Stop, which features songs by Duke Dumont, Jacques Greene and Locked Groove.Turbo RecordingsTiga founded Turbo Recordings in Montreal in 1998. The label helped launch his own career, at the same time as being central in the success of acts such as Chromeo, Proxy and Azari & III. Other names on the label include Jesper Dahlbäck, Gingy & Bordello, Jori Hulkkonen, Duke Dumont, Brodinski, Zdar, D.I.M, Martini Bros, Stu Thousand VI, Boys Noize and Sei A.Awards and NominationsTiga’s album "Sexor" won the 2007 Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year.My Name Is Tiga“My Name is Tiga” is the name of Tiga’s BBC Radio 6 show that features unreleased exclusive music and classic dance tracks. Tiga’s broadcasting career began with the 90s CKUT terrestrial radio show “The Tiga and Gnat Show.” Several years later, he started the “My Name Is Tiga” podcast, which is now part of the monthly BBC 6 Music show schedule.