In the past few years, American-Chinese artist Dis Fig has become one of the key artists to emerge out of the experimental club world.
A Berlin via New York transplant, Dis Fig’s music earnestly reflects her past and present. A member of NYC label and collective PTP fka Purple Tape Pedigree, whose mold- melting output is woven with the same thread as her own, her sound touches on a shifting landscape of club genres, bottling the dark components of grime, techno, jersey, and baile funk with a generous topping of rap and R&B. Sweet lullabies and anthemic lyrics collide headfirst with unsettling beats and idiosyncratic musical backdrops, welding noir and twisted affect with frenetic percussion and ambient contemplation.
Appearing twice on the underground’s most potent platform Boiler Room, Dis Fig’s mixes have also appeared on the likes of The Astral Plane, Discwoman, NTS, and Rinse FM, while her productions and edits have been picked up by Fact, The Fader, Mixmag, and Resident Advisor.
Her touring schedule is increasingly taking her around the world, where she has shared stages with Aisha Devi, NAAFI, J.G Biberkopf, Kode9, and Venetian Snares. Standout performances include CTM Festival, Graz’ Steirischer Herbst Festival, Switzerland’s Norient Musikfilm Festival, Beijing’s Wetware Festival, a 7-city North American Tour, as well as opening ‘Säule’, the new experimental focused floor of Berlin’s most iconic club, Berghain. This month includes her debut at Montreal’s Mutek Festival.
On its third year, her Berlin Community Radio show Call Dibs has become a landmark in all things noise, experimental, and deconstructed, showcasing the music of local and international guests, which have included Chino Amobi, Ziúr, Détente, Air Max ‘97, Madam X, Celestial Trax, and many more.
Laura Clock, Lotic, Airmax ’97, Kablam, Venetian Snares, Illum Sphere, J.G. Biberkopf, Amy Becker, MM, Kamixlo, Aisha Devi, Lao, Eaves, Bill Kouligas, Yves Tumor, Sami Baha, Mechatok, Mobilegirl, Celestial Trax, Copout, Kieran Loftus, Ziur, Zutzut, Paul Marmota, Glacial Sound, Geng, Abby, Renaissance Man, Wife
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