Zed Bias

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Zed Bias
Birth name Dave Jones
Also known as Maddslinky
Origin United Kingdom
Genres UK garage, 2-step garage, UK funky, broken beat
Occupation(s) Record producer, DJ
Years active Mid 1990s - ongoing
Labels Locked On, Sick Trumpet, Sidestepper
Associated acts Phuturistix

Zed Bias is an English electronic musician who operates within the UK garage and broken beat genres, both as a producer and a DJ. He has also released material under the pseudonym Maddslinky and is half of the Phuturistix duo, as well as other side projects.[1][2]

Bias is best known for his single "Neighbourhood" which reached #25 in the UK charts in July 2000.[3] He has remixed songs by artists such as Gabrielle, Kosheen, Maxim, Pharoahe Monch and The Streets.[2] He runs the Sidestepper Recordings label.[1][2] Bias' releases, which explore a more experimental or progressive side of the 2-step garage sound, have been hailed as a crucial element in the establishment of dubstep as a definable sound or genre.[4][5]

He produced and remixed the Scrufizzer song "Kick It", which entered the UK Singles Chart at number 62.



  • Make Your Peace (2003, Laws of Motion) – as Maddslinky
  • Feel It Out (2003, Hospital) – as Phuturistix
  • Breathe Some Light (2007, Phuture Lounge) – as Phuturistix
  • Experiments with Biasonics Vol. 1 (2007, Sick Trumpet)
  • Make A Change (2010, Tru Thoughts) – as Maddslinky
  • Biasonic Hotsauce: Birth of the Nanocloud (2011, Tru Thoughts)
  • Sleepin Giantz (2012, Tru Thoughts)
  • Boss (2013, Swamp81)

DJ mixes[edit]

  • Sound of the Pirates (2000, Locked On)
  • Bingo Beats Vol. 2 (2001, Bingo Beats)

Notable singles[edit]

  • "Neighbourhood" (2000, Locked On) UK #25
  • "M-Flo - Been So Long" (Zed Bias Remix) (2000)
  • "Heavy Water Riddim"/"Hurting Me" (2012)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Clark, Martin. "Zed Bias biography", May 2002.
  2. ^ a b c Halewijck, Yiannis van. "Phuturistix, new Zed Bias project", Plastiks, January 24, 2003.
  3. ^ Chart Stats: "Neighbourhood" by Zed Bias
  4. ^ Clark, Martin. "The month in grime/dubstep", Pitchfork Media, January 25, 2006.
  5. ^ Mugan, Chris. "Dubstep: Straight outta Croydon", The Independent, July 28, 2006.

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