Tveganje in provokacija je sestavni del ustvarjalnega procesa producentke in DJ-ke Felicie Chen aka Dis Fig. “Moj cilj je, da čustveno ujamem svoje poslušalce – jim zlijem svojo lastno dušo po grlu in pretresem vsak delček njihovega bitja,” pravi umetnica, ki ustvarja med Berlinom in New Yorkom. Med njene najbolj ikonoklastične produkcije sodi partitura An Atypical Brain Damage, eksperimentalna 90-minutna pop opera. Delo je glasbeni odtis Dis Fig: mračni ambient sreča zvočne posnetke iz grozljivk, derivate industrijskih 4-4 ritmov in psihološko turbulentne teme.

FACT revija je Dis Fig opisala kot “klubsko herojinjo”, saj je ključna ustvarjalka berlinske nočne scene – z nastopi na festivalu CTM ter  otvoritveni zabavi v Berghainovem alternativnem elektronskem podiju Säule, prav tako pa je pomembna članica globalnega podzemlja. V preteklosti je nastopila na festivalih Unsound (Poljska), Nyege Nyege (Uganda), Mutek (Montreal) in Wetware (Kitajska), dvakrat tudi na Boiler Roomu. Njena radijska oddaja Call Dibs, ki jo je ustvarjala s so-DJ-jem Hunni’d Jaws na za zdaj ukinjenem radiu Berlin Community Radiu, je bila odskočna deska za mnoge izjavalke_ce z eksperimentalnih klubskih vod, kot so Giant Swan, Via App, Air Max ’97, Chino Amobi in Shygirl.

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. 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.

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.

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