Neotropic


Real Name: Riz Maslen

Profile: Neotropic is Riz Maslen an English electronic music artist. Riz Maslen has been part of the electronic scene since 1996 and is one of the few female producers around to have gained much acclaim for her work. Her other project is Small Fish With Spine

Riz started her career fronting many indie bands whilst growing up in the West Country. She moved to London during the acid house / rave scene, eventually meeting and working with ambient kings The Future Sound of London. She featured on many of their albums and sang on Top of the Pops with their top 10 hit ‘Papua New Guinea’.

She signed to Ninja Tune’s sister label Ntone in 1996 and released 3 critically acclaimed albums. ‘15 Levels of Magnification’, ‘Mr Brubakers Strawberry Alarm Clock’ and ‘La Prochaine Fois’.

During her career she has toured to the USA, Australia and Europe. In the UK she has DJ’ed and played solo, more recently seen with a full band - each of her shows have their own slant to say. Not only does Riz write, play and DJ, she also produces photographic slides and film as part of her live set-up, creating a cinematic experience.

Sites: neotropic.net

Aliases: Lady Husk, Phat Girls, The, Phreaky, Riz Maslen, Small Fish With Spine

Labels: Ntone, Council Folk Recordings, Mush, Architects + Heroes Records,

Albums

15 Levels Of Magnification ◄ (2 versions) Ntone 1997
Mr Brubakers Strawberry Alarm Clock ◄ (3 versions) Ntone 1998
La Prochaine Fois ◄ (5 versions) Ntone 2001
White Rabbits ◄ (3 versions) Mush 2004
Equestrienne (File, MP3) Council Folk Recordings 2009
Equestrienne Remixes (14xFile, MP3) Architects + Heroes Records 2011

Singles & EPs

Tumble Weed EP ◄ (2 versions) Ntone 1995
15 Levels Of Magnification ◄ (4 versions) Ntone 1997
Ultra Freaky Orange ◄ (2 versions) Ntone 1997
Sunflower Girl (7", Single) Ntone 2001
Muddy Water EP (CDr, EP, Ltd) Council Folk Recordings 2004
Prestatyn ◄ (3 versions) Council Folk Recordings 2006

Miscellaneous

Laundrophonic ◄ (2 versions) Ntone 1996
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