MR. OIZO


French electro producer and filmmaker Quentin Dupeix aka Mr. Oizo (pronounced Wah-zoh) is back! His new album “Lambs Anger” comes out in November on Ed Banger records. You know Ed Banger, that record company owned by Busy P (Daft Punk’s manager) that puts out Justice’s music. Though they’ve been surprisingly quiet for the second half of this year, which is even more surprising after they dominated all of 2007, this release may have people talking again.

What I love about Oizo, and most great producers is that he has his own style, his own sound. His songs contain those unique blips and scratches that make you know its an Oizo track.

Mr. Oizo – Positif

Mr. Oizo – Pourriture


Mr. Oizo – Jo

Mr. Oizo – Z

Not only does he make music, he directs his own music videos. Some of them are the strangest things you’ve ever seen. Here’s one from his first LP:

Mr. Oizo – Analog Worms Attack (1999)

But he doesn’t stop at music videos. Last year Oizo released the feature film Steak, a French film which he wrote and directed. He also did all the music on the soundtrack, along with other French musicians SebastiAn and Sebastien Tellier. I have yet to find the soundtrack or the movie, but the songs I have heard are mind blowing. If anyone has a copy or access to a copy of the film or soundtrack PLEASE let me know.

Steak – Ringardos

Steak – Chivers as a Female

Steak – Steakskate

And of course every good dance producer has his remixes. Oizo does great remixes for pop songs. Not long 7-minute epics, just edits of the song to make it sound like his own.

Jamie Lidell – A Little Bit of Feel Good (Mr. Oizo Remix)

Jamelia – Something About You (Mr. Oizo Remix)

Calvin Harris – Merrymaking at my Place (Mr. Oizo Remix)

My first introduction to Oizo was back in high school in 1999 in a really cool promo spot for Levi’s jeans. The puppet was hilarious and beat was infectious. I didn’t even know it was a real song. It wasn’t til a couple years later that I would find out it was THE Mr. Oizo.

Levi’s – Flat Eric

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