Being the first son of legendary Goa trance DJ, Dr Bobby, TIGA spent most of his childhood between trance parties in India and snow in Montreal. As a teenager TIGA settled into his Montreal life of boringness, craving the balmy Goa parties where his dad reigned supreme. At 15 he began spinning in Montreal’s cooler clubs, bringing the acid house sound to Canada in the 90’s. There weren’t any events like the Goa parties he had attended so TIGA made his own, and later was credited with throwing Canada’s first proper rave.
Three albums, 35 singles and close to a hundred remixes later, TIGA is now working with Ksubi on the latest frames for you to feast your eyes on (sorry guys – I couldn’t resist!) Ksubi has a history of designing exclusive frames for musicians like Kylie Minogue and more recently, Beyonce Knowles… Also coming soon from ksubi is an eyewear collaboration with Pastelle, Kanye West’s new label due for release February 2009. For now though, you can check the interview between Ksubi’s own Dan Single and TIGA about the frames at Slam X Hype.