Mistabishi

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Mistabishi
James Pullen, Mistabishi, Computer Music, 2011.jpg
James Pullen, from Computer Music Magazine, October 2011
Background information
Birth name James Pullen
Also known as MISTA
Born (1983-05-19) 19 May 1983 (age 31)
Origin London, England
Genres Drum and bass, dub, rave, electronica
Occupations Record producer
Years active 2007–present
Labels Hospital Records Virus Records NOH MUSIC INFECTIOUS RECORDS
Associated acts l o l MISTA
Website [1]

Mistabishi (aka James Pullen) is a British electronic music producer, composer, and singer-songwriter.

He gained recognition in the international dance music scene with his first studio album, Drop. He is also known for using unconventional sounds, such as the noise of a windscreen wiper in "Wipe Your Tears", and the sound of a printer in "Printer Jam", to create an original, experimental sound to his music. The track 'No Matter What' quotes the vocal line from Joni Mitchell's Paprika Plains and directly samples the end of the recording of that song (which includes Jaco Pastorius on bass). He is currently believed to be in the employ of the KORG corporation as a researcher and developer.

Background[edit]

Mistabishi grew up in North Essex and attended The Perse School in Cambridge. He is a Philosophy graduate of the University of York

Previous productions include 12" vinyl singles on various dubstep and drum and bass record labels including Virus, Violence, Commercial Suicide, Hospital, and Nonplus+.

He has remixed various bands including Placebo, White Lies, Enter Shikari, Crystal Fighters, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Blue Öyster Cult, with the most notable being his remix of The Temper Trap's debut single "The Science of Fear". His song, "Talk Me Down", was featured in the 2009 video game, Forza Motorsport 3. His music production work can be found on other games Including Crackdown 2, and on the British-made film Harry Brown.

He is currently most known for the tracks No Matter What and Printer Jam released on Hospital records in 2009, becoming the first artist on that label to secure BBC daytime radio play and the only artist on that label to have a YouTube viral video.

Criticism[edit]

In October 2009, Mistabishi faced criticism on the internet from amateur and professional drum and bass DJs for allegedly playing a DJ set in a bar in Reading, UK that was nothing more than pantomiming to an entirely pre-recorded set of his own music. This caused argument and uproar on forums Dogs On Acid and Drum and Bass Arena.[1] He has since apologised for the upset his actions have caused, but he has remained unrepentant about his DJing practices. He had previously stated "The music became very centred on what happened in the DJ booth and that clique, which meant the end product was for the DJ not for a raver or listener".[2]

He has recently become noted for being the only touring dancemusic DJ to perform solely with the Korg Electribe workstation - a portable drum machine and synth unit - often playing sets several hours long with the machine, billed as a LIVE set. His prowess as a live electronic music performer in this mode has so far been unquestioned.[3]

Discography[edit]

Mistabishi has released four studio albums: Drop which was released on 23 February 2009, Trip which was released on 1 November 2011, Skum which was released on 17 December 2012 and Calm which was released on 23 September 2013. Mistabishi has also released several EP's on his 'Noh' (の) imprint.

  • Drop

'Track Listing'

  1. Heavens Sake
  2. No Matter What
  3. Lean
  4. White Collar Grime
  5. View From Nowhere
  6. Printer Jam
  7. Damage
  8. Greed
  9. Wipe Your Tears
  10. The Lights Really Bad
  11. From Memory
  12. Hidden (CD only)

The deluxe version was released on 2 November on digital only. It was the same album with all his singles, two remix of singles and his track 'Talk me Down' off Sick Music.

'Track Listing'

  1. Heavens Sake
  2. No Matter What
  3. Lean
  4. Printer Jam
  5. View From Nowhere
  6. White Collar Grime
  7. Damage
  8. Greed
  9. Wipe Your Tears
  10. The Lights Really Bad
  11. From Memory
  12. Falling in Love
  13. She Lied
  14. Lowlife Theme
  15. Talk me Down
  16. I Feel LOL
  17. Hidden
  18. From Memory (Matrix Remix)
  19. Printer Jam (Barbarix Remix)
  • Trip

'Track Listing'

  1. Industry Whore
  2. Traveler
  3. Wannabe
  4. Goa Whey
  5. 4H0-Met
  6. Amen Mother
  7. Rwd The Revolution
  8. Arts Wars
  9. Fruitless Intensification
  10. Skyping Detroit
  11. Dorothy
  12. Party Politics
  13. Secret Location
  14. Scene And Not Herd
  15. Prisoners Of Mother Earth
  16. Druggers End
  • Skum

'track listing'

  1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Skum
  2. Preachers
  3. Skabba
  4. Zampa Stampa
  5. Jedi Jam
  6. Tool
  7. link Up
  8. Square Dance
  9. Extra Life
  10. Bonus Stage
  • Calm

'track listing'

  1. Genes
  2. Blackeyes
  3. Repulsion
  4. Paranoms
  5. Fallout
  6. Why On Earth
  7. Hymn 23

EPs[edit]

  • Three Tunes

(2011)

  1. Wannabe
  2. Rwd the Revolution
  3. Drugger's End
  • Three Classics

(2011)

  1. Sex On Drugs
  2. Brunt
  3. Make It Go Away

(2012)

  1. Aspirational Lifestyle Accessories
  2. Think Floyd
  3. Write Off
  4. The Howling Void Where Your Self Should Be
  5. All The Things You Want But Don't Need
  6. A Culture of Enforced Stupidity

(2012)

  1. Pyramid War
  2. Hyper Inflation
  3. Civil Disobedience
  • Safari

(2013)

  1. Jump And Prance
  2. Bushmeat
  3. Welcome To Lagos
  4. Transafrica
  • Rolling Stock

(2014)

  1. Rolling Stock
  2. Iron Condor
  3. Iceberg Order
  4. Dark Pools

References[edit]

  1. ^ Controversy on Dogs on Acid
  2. ^ Verma, Rahul (20 February 2009). "End of dumb & base". The Independent (UK). Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Patterson, James (10 October 2011). "Mistabishi Interview". K-Mag (UK). Retrieved 10 October 2011. 

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