Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Here's an interview done by Girls Love DJ's:
GirlsLoveDJs: Hey Fabien, there’s not much info out there about you, except for some dry facts, like you worked with Mr. Oizo, Uffie and did some bangin’ EP’s for BPitchcontrol and Ed Banger. Ok if we get a little bit deeper than that?
GirlsLoveDJs: How were you signed on BPitchcontrol? The old-fashioned ‘I sent a demo-way’ or did miss Alien see you somewhere?
Feadz: I'M DJ FOR VERY VERY LONGTIME I'M PASSIONATED BY THAT , BEEN BUYING MUSIC AND SCRATCHING FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS . ELLEN SAW ME PLAY IN 2000 IN BERLIN , AND WHILE I WAS PLAYING SOME EARLY BPITCHCONTROL RECORDS CAUSE I LOVED THIS LABEL SHE INTRODUCED HERSELF TO ME ,BEEN VERY NICE AND GAVE ME A FEW PROMOS . SINCE THIS MEETING I WANTED TO DO MUSIC FOR HER - BY 2001 I SEND HER SOME MUSIC AND SHE LIKED IT.
GirlsLoveDJs: Even though it’s sort of logical for the fans you switched from BPitchcontrol to Ed Banger (just seems to fit you a lot better), can you tell us how that happened? Is it linked to the Oizo-productions?
Feadz: UFFIE WAS A SPECIAL PROJECT AND PEDRO WAS IN TOUCH WITH IT FIRST , IT WAS SPECIAL AND IT WAS FITTING ED BANGER BETTER, I RELEASE 2 EP THERE ON MY OWN TOO BUT I'M STILL CLOSE TO BPITCH AND ALWAYS GAVE THEM NEW TRACKS FOR THEIR COMPILATIONS.
GirlsLoveDJs: How did you team up with Mr. Oizo? He seems like a loner, just doing his own thing, but he involved you into the production process of his Analog Worms Attack. How did that happen (where did you meet, how come he chose you?)
Feadz: LIKE EVERY MUSIC STORY IT JUST STARTED WITH FRIENDSHIP I LEARNED A LOT DURING ANALOG WORMS ATTACK AND I BEEN WANTED TO BE REUNITED WITH HIM EVEN THOUGH HE IS A LONER ! SO EVERYTIME I HAD GOOD TRACKS WITH UFFIE I ASKED HIM IF HE WANTED TO RMX OR PRODUCE THEM.
GirlsLoveDJs: Almost the same question about Uffie; how did you meet, and when did you realize she could become the ‘Queen of Electro’? (so many successful collaborations with a.o. you, Mr. Oizo, Justice and now her own album)
Feadz: WE FORMED A COUPLE YEARS BEFORE DURING MUSIC AND I JUST INVOLVE HER MORE IN MY WORK AND FORCED HER TO SING AND WRITE, NATURAL PROCESS TOO, NO AMBITIONS EXCEPT HAVING FUN.
GirlsLoveDJs: You can almost smell where this interview is going; I’m asking about all these collaborations, cause that’s what your most famous for (except for your turntable-skills). Of course everyone’s familiar with your EPs, which were successful, but didn’t you ever feel like producing your own full-length album?
Feadz: I WAS SO INTO THIS DJ STUFF WHO ARE DOING MUSIC WHEN THEY FEEL LIKE IT ,ON SEVERAL LABEL NEVER FULL LENGHT, BUT TIME IS DIFFERENT AND I NEED TO SET MY SOUND ON A HIGHER MEDIA NOW. I'M CURRENTLY WORKING ON AN ALBUM
GirlsLoveDJs: Could you try to explain what makes your selection and technique ‘hors pair’? I hope you understand, this question is for the people who haven’t been able to catch one of your sets yet, and don’t know what they have been missing out on until upcoming GirlsLoveDJs night. (maybe you can explain how you developed your turntable-skills with hip-hop and later-on used what you learned back then in your electro-sets)
Feadz: I'M JUST VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT A DJ IS MAKING PEOPLE DISCOVER NEW MUSIC, TAKE THEM SOMEWHERE THEY DID'NT EXPECT, SHOW HOW GOOD HE CAN BE WITH 2 OR 3 TURNTABLE OR CDJ, NOW ARTISTS ARE MOSTLY BOOKED ON THE HITS THEY DO, NO MATTER IF THEY BOUGHT ANY RECORDS IN THEIR LIFE IT'S GREAT FOR THEM BUT IT SEEMS THAT THE DJ CULTURE IS DIYNG A BIT. I JUST TRY TO DEFEND THIS "ART" OR IF IT'S TOO MUCH I WOULD SAY "SKILLS".
GirlsLoveDJs: When can we expect another EP?
Feadz: 2010 I GUESS.
GirlsLoveDJs: Whatever happened to your turntablism group Audiomicid? Do you guys still team up every now and then?
Feadz: NO, TIME HAS CHANGED, THEY ARE DOING THEIR STUFF I'M DOING MINE.
GirlsLoveDJs: With which artist do you feel strongly connected, in a way that you like almost everything he/she produces, and what is your tip for 2010 for us?
Feadz: DON'T THINK I'M SPECIALLY CONNECTED TO ANYONE, I LOVE DIPLO ,BOYSNOIZE AND MANY OTHER WHO HAVE THIS DJ BACKGROUND AND I THINK THEY ARE DOING GREAT OPEN MIND MUSIC, EVERYONE WHO IS DOING A GREAT JOB IS A SCOURCE OF MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION FOR ME. MY FEW TIPS FOR 2010 ARE JOY ORBINSON, YOUNG L, LIL-B, L-VIS 1990, ALVARO ......
GirlsLoveDJs: You seem like the ultimate crossover between hiphop and electro, any plans for productions for hiphop artists or are you forever lost for the hiphop-side?
Feadz: NO THERE WILL BE DEFINATLY SOME THINGS HAPPENING THERE.
GirlsLoveDJs: You must be the expert by now; do girls really love DJs? (don’t hesitate to illustrate your answer with a nice anecdote).
Feadz: HAHAHHA, WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT I'M DEFINATLY LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR PARTY TO JUDGE BY MYSELF !
GirlsLoveDJs: Ok by now it should be quite clear what the fans can expect from you, but what do you expect from the fans when you come rock Holland’s most famous music temple ‘Paradiso’ @ GirlsLoveDJs?
Feadz: I'M EXPECTING CURIOSITY AND OPEN MIND, I'M NOT THERE TO PLAY SOME BLOG HITS THAT EVERYBODY KNOW.