Tiga James Sontag (born 1974), better known as Tiga, is a Canadian DJ and producer, founder of the Turbo label, and a key figure in Canadian and international techno and electro. He is part of the duo ZZT with German producer Zombie Nation. Tiga started out in 1993 as the organiser of Solstice, the first rave ever to be held in Montreal. Apart from hosting his own radio show, in 1994 he opened the DNA Records store. In 1996 he and two partners started the club SONA, famous for its after hours parties. In 1998 he founded the Turbo label, and that same year he released the DJ mix “Live: Montreal Mix Sessions”, which made him known on a global scale.
His record debut was in 2001 with “Sunglasses At Night”, a cover of a Corey Hart song, which he made with Zyntherius (alias Jori Hulkonnen). The song was a huge international success and a key piece in the birth of electroclash. In 2003 he released a cover of Nelly's “Hot in Herre” on Skint Records. His debut album, “Sexor” came out in 2006 and was produced by Jesper Dählback, Jori Hulkonnen and Soulwax - featuring collaborations with artists like Jake Shears from Scissor Sisters. His second LP, “Ciao”, was released in 2009 and was produced by Soulwax, James Murphy, Jesper Dahlbäck and Gonzales. Tiga is also known for his remixes, the most famous of which include Thomas Andersson's “Washing Up”, Scissor Sisters' “Comfortably Numb” and Felix Da Housecat's “Madame Hollywood”.
“Sunglasses At Night” w/ Zyntherius (Electric Kingdom, 2001)
“DJ Kicks” (k7, 2002)
“Pleasure From The Bass” (Different, 2004)
“Sexor” (Pias, 2006)
“Ciao!” (Pias, 2009)