In France Feadz (Fabien Pianta), is one of the club scene’s most wanted DJs, and abroad he is best known for being a Bpitch Control operative, churning out dirty new electro sounds. His first release was the High-B
EP in 2001. In 2002, Ellen Allien’s
appeared with two tracks from Feadz: Magnetfield
giving transnational visibility to his finely honed splice-and-dice of hip-hop, acidic electro and pop-house. The tracks are based on short, rhythmic motifs, cut up and mangled with every imaginable variation and shift.
Pianta comes from hip-hop territory. In the late 90s he was one of the founders of the 7seven member Audiomicid collective before making his name in France as a DJ-in-residence at the famous PANIK parties at l'élysée Montmartre in Paris. His sets are renowned for including scratching, and obscure electro from the past. While becoming established as an independent artist and producer, Pianta contributed scratches and more to Mr Oizo’s defining album Analog Worms Attack
(1999), and assisted him with other productions since. On level M
, the second Bpitch release, was out in 2003. In it the trademark sonorities used on the Oizo album - saturated beats in a minimal environment - can be heard in two house-to-techno tracks, the influence of industrial sounds in the third, and straight-up hip-hop in the fourth; an efficient and intelligent track with live cuts and breaks that showcase the producer’s talents.
Tangled up with the recent Forward 4
EP (Bpitch) is Feadz’ Uffie
project, evident in the track Uffie & Me
which uses samples from Uffie. He was instrumental, along with Mr. Oizo, in developing and producing the super hot Uffie phenomenon on Ed Banger Records, and is behind all the Uffie live sets, DJing alongside and after the singer’s performance.
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