New York City-born, Berlin-based artist Dis Fig has had an upward swing over the last two years, DJing regularly throughout Berlin—at OHM, Berghain and Säule—as well as across Europe and North America. Although she’s primarily made a name for herself behind the decks, she’s now introducing the world to her work as a producer.
Her compositions come in at a much different trajectory than her sets have, historically: on her debut album, PURGE, she explores noise, industrial, experimental sound design and vocal work in a range of piercing and emotive songs that range from the enraged to the sentimental.
“PURGE is about confronting the feelings which you have been avoiding,” the press release reads. “Feelings you want to be feeling or ‘should’ be feeling but you can’t because your body won’t let you…When the feeling starts crawling up your neck, choking you, and you could try to make it stop but maybe it’s better for you if you don’t. When what comes out is painful—it’s tragic, it’s crippling. But with it comes a sliver of beauty. It’s burning and it’s stunning.“
Feature image by Alice Z Jones.