Dis  Fig’s  debut  PURGE  is  an  exorcism  of  personal  demons.  Forthcoming  on  the  New York  collective  and  experimental  label  PTP,  the  album  pivots  away  from  the  artist’s usual  dancefloor  strictures, and  pushes  towards a  new chaotic world.  Tinted  by  fever dream atmospherics, Dis Fig places her own vocals, which morph between inconsolable distorted wails and polyphonic reverie, at the forefront.PURGE is an involuntary act; it journeys  into  the  body-breaking  cost  of  emotional  repression  and  the  crippling catharsis that inevitably follows. The full-length 9 track LP will be released March 15th.

For  producer  and  DJ  Felicia  Chen  (aka  Dis  Fig),  risk-taking  and  provocation  isan 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 and performance piece by  Chinese  contemporary  artist  Tianzhuo  Chen,  which  was  subsequently  released  on PTP.  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.

Dis Fig approaches DJing with the same thrill of disruption. Her selection cuts a swathe through  layers  of  rap,  noise,  techno,  and  percussive  club  tracks,  eschewing  the traditional continuity of a single genre approach. Philip Sherburne of Pitchfork included her  most  recent  mix  among  his  seven  best  of  May  2018,  presenting  it  with “experimental-music accolades.”

Described as a “club hero” in her profileby 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.