Dis Fig

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Photo: Vlatka Feugo

For producer and DJ Felicia Chen (aka Dis Fig), risk-taking and provocation is an integral part of the creative process. “My aim is to grab my listeners emotionally–pour my soul down their throat and shake every thread of their being,” the Berlin via New York artist says. Among her most iconoclastic productions includes the score to “An Atypical Brain Damage,” an experimental 90-minute pop opera and performance piece by Chinese contemporary artist Tianzhuo Chen, which was subsequently released on the New York collective and experimental label PTP. The work embodies Dis Fig’s musical signatures: murky ambience-meets-horror film soundscapes, derivatives of industrial four-on-the-floor rhythms, and psychologically turbulent themes.

Dis Fig approaches DJing with the same thrill of disruption. Her selection cuts a swathe through layers of rap, noise, techno, and percussive club tracks, eschewing the traditional continuity of a single genre approach. Philip Sherburne of Pitchfork included her most recent mix among his seven best of May 2018, presenting it with “experimental-music accolades.”

Described as a “club hero” in her profile by FACT Magazine, Dis Fig is both a staple of the Berlin nightlife scene, having played at CTM festival and the opening party at Berghain’s alternative electronic floor Säule, and a member of the global underground. In the past, she has performed at Unsound (Poland), Nyege Nyege (Uganda), Mutek (Montreal), and Wetware (China) festivals, as well as twice on Boiler Room. Her radio show Call Dibs with co-DJ Hunni’d Jaws for the now-discontinued Berlin Community Radio was a local cornerstone for her fellow experimental club peers and hosted artists such as Giant Swan, Via App, Air Max ’97, Chino Amobi, and Shygirl, among others.






PRESS:

Wire: Stream Purge
mixmag: IMPACT
Noisey: Dis Fig’s Debut Album is a ‘Purge’ of a Lot of Heavy Shit
The Quietus: Tape Reviews for March
Resident Advisor: Purge Album Review
Pitchfork: Purge Album Review
Electronic Beats: Dis Fig On Finding Her Voice In Industrial Noise And The Importance Of Isolation
Electronic Beats: Listen To Dis Fig’s New Industrial Noise-Indebted Single, ‘Unleash’
RA: Dis Fig details debut album, PURGE, on PTP
FACT: Dis Fig explores her own vulnerability on debut album PURGE
tinymixtapes: Dis Fig announces deut album Purge on PTP, premiers single
Pitchfork’s Best 7 DJ Mixes of May 2018
FACT Mix 2018
Groove Magazine premiers Dis Fig’s remix of Rui Ho “Albafica”
AQNB reviews ‘Excerpt From An Atypical Brain Damage’
FACT Rated Feature 2018
Dis Fig featured in Mixmag’s ’30 Artists Under 30,000 plays’
FACT Magazine’s Best Club Tracks of 2017
Avalon Emerson Plays Dis Fig
Berghain Books Dis Fig To Open New Room Saüle
Mix + Feature for The Astral Plane
DISCWOMAN Mix + Interview
DISCWOMAN Mix Featured In Fact Mag
Danny Brown x Emptyset Bootleg Featured In Fader
Danny Brown x Emptyset Bootleg Featured In Fact Mag “For Club Use Only”
“Unconfined” Bootleg Featured In Best New Club Tracks For Fact Mag