(Ed Banger Records)
DJ DIALS // MOPHONO
MPHD // NITEPPL
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11TH / 10P-3A / 21+
Mr. Oizo (pronounced ‘Monsieur Wah-zoh’) is the nom de plume for French music producer Quentin Dupieux. At the age of 12, he found a camera and shot anything and everything. At 17, he began to play music to illustrate his images, and bought his first synthesiser. In 1997 he released his first long-player, on FCOM and invented the silly pseudo: MR OIZO.
In 1999, the brand Levi’s asked him to make 6 ads with a character he had just created : FLAT ERIC. The track he composed for these commercials (FLAT BEAT) reached the top of the charts in Europe on the day of release. At the same moment he recorded ANALOG WORMS ATTACK, an experimental album. This record scared away most of FLAT BEAT’s fans, but seduced another, more spécialist audience.
Following that, he searched for a way to spend his money and decidesd to produce NONFILM (2001), an incongruous average length movie in which Sébastien Tellier also plays. Satisfied with this, Quentin decided to not release the movie and put it away after few projections in Paris.
In 2004, he discovered the joy of computers and totally changed his style of producing music with the recording of his second album, MOUSTACHE (Half a scissor). In 2006, he met the ed banger crew and started producing with DJ FEADZ some beats for the young UFFIE, an ingenue female rapper. He writes and produces « STEAK », his first feature-length film in which he makes his friends act (SebastiAn, Kavinsky, Eric & Ramzi), and composes with Sebastien Tellier and SebastiAn the soundtrack of the film and makes it into an album.
In 2007 he released his first 12 inch for Ed Banger, the famous TRANSEXUAL, and produced a collection of remixes for different artists (Calvin Harris, Scissor Sisters, Cassius, Jamelia.. ).
In 2008 Mr. Oizo released his third album, Lambs Anger, containing solid, hard, over-compressed, in-your-face dance tracks. The Positif EP was released in November, which featured remixes from Mr. Flash and LFO (Low Frequency Oscillation)
In March of 2009 Mr. Oizo released the Pourriture EP, featuring a remix of Erreur Jean by Arveene and Misk as well as some “radical reworks” by Oizo himself. A remix of the track “Z” was released as a Beatport exclusive. Also included in the download was a short film by Oizo, titled “Making Lamb’s Anger”.
In November of 2011, Mr. Oizo followed up Lambs Anger with Stade 2, a new release for Ed Banger Records. Slowly releasing the album through club nights and Twitter, Stade 2 further refines the style that he displayed on Lambs Anger, providing tracks for headphones and the dance floor.
In January of 2012 he started a music project with Boys Noize called Handbraekes. In April of 2012 Mr. Oizo released an EP called Stade 3, which is available for free on the Internet. He also directed the Stade 3 Teaser where Flat Eric is starring again.