Zed Bias

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Zed Bias
Birth nameDave Jones
Also known asMaddslinky
OriginUnited Kingdom
GenresUK garage, 2-step garage, UK funky, broken beat
Occupation(s)Record producer, DJ
Years activeMid 1990s - ongoing
LabelsLocked On, Sidewinder/Sidestepper, Tru Thoughts, Sick Trumpet
Associated actsPhuturistix

Dave Jones, better known as Zed Bias, is an English electronic musician based in Manchester, who operates within the UK garage/2-step, broken beat and UK funky genres, as a producer and as a DJ. He has also released material under various pseudonyms including Maddslinky, and is half of the Phuturistix duo.[1][2]

Bias is best known for his single "Neighbourhood" which reached #25 in the UK charts in July 2000, [3] having created a large underground response from late 1999 in its original version. Living in Milton Keynes at the time, he collaborated with a number of other local artists and DJs resulting in a host of well received tracks and remixes early in his producing career.[4] Some of these have been released on his own Sidewinder/Sidestepper and Biasonic labels.[1]

Bias started to record under the Maddslinky name in 2001, resulting in the album "Make Your Peace" in 2003 and a second "Make A Change" in 2010.[5]. Around the same time, he also became one half of the production duo Phuturistix, and has been engaged in remixing duties for many well known artists.

Bias' releases, which explore a more experimental or progressive side of the 2-step garage sound, have been hailed as a crucial element in the establishment of dubstep as a definable sound or genre.[6][7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Make Your Peace (2003, Laws of Motion) – as Maddslinky
  • Feel It Out (2003, Hospital) – as Phuturistix
  • Breathe Some Light (2007, Phuture Lounge) – as Phuturistix
  • Experiments with Biasonics Vol. 1 (2007, Sick Trumpet)
  • Make A Change (2010, Tru Thoughts) – as Maddslinky
  • Biasonic Hotsauce: Birth of the Nanocloud (2011, Tru Thoughts)
  • Sleepin Giantz (2012, Tru Thoughts)
  • Boss (2013, Swamp81)
  • Different Response (2017, Exit Records)

DJ mixes[edit]

  • Sound of the Pirates (2000, Locked On)
  • Bingo Beats Vol. 2 (2001, Bingo Beats)

Notable singles[edit]

  • Standard Hoodlum Issue (1999, Social Circles) - as ES Dubs
  • Neighbourhood (1999/2000, Locked On) UK #25
  • Feel It Out (2003, [[Hospital Records|Hospital]) - as Phuturistix
  • Somethin' Extra (2005, Askew) - as Maddslinky
  • Time (2007, Sick Trumpet)
  • Special (2010, Tru Thoughts) - as Maddslinky
  • Music Deep Inside (2011, Swamp81)
  • Subway Baby (2011, Swamp81)
  • Hurting Me (2012, Digital Soundboy)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Clark, Martin. "Zed Bias biography", May 2002.
  2. ^ Halewijck, Yiannis van. "Phuturistix, new Zed Bias project", Plastiks, January 24, 2003.
  3. ^ Chart Stats: "Neighbourhood" by Zed Bias
  4. ^ Kodwo Eshun. "Zed Bias: 2step has a Right to Children – Part 1", Riddim.ca, November 29, 2000.
  5. ^ "Maddslinky Artists Tru Thoughts". tru-thoughts.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-01-11.
  6. ^ Clark, Martin. "The month in grime/dubstep", Pitchfork Media, January 25, 2006.
  7. ^ Mugan, Chris. "Dubstep: Straight outta Croydon", The Independent, July 28, 2006.

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