Quentin Dupieux

Mr. Oizo (French pronunciation: [ˈməsjø ˈwazo] born 14 April 1974) is the stage name of French electronic musician and film director Quentin Dupieux. His pseudonym is a corruption of the French oiseau, meaning "bird". He is currently signed to French electronic music record label Ed Banger Records. Quentin Dupieux was born on 14 April 1974 in Paris, France. At the age of 12, he found a camera and started taking photographs. At 17, he began to play music to illustrate his images, and he bought his first synthesizer. In 1997, Laurent Garnier of the record label FCom bought a car from Mr. Oizo's father. Garnier then found out about Dupieux's talents and let him direct the music video for his song "Flashback". Later, Dupieux was signed to FCom, which he released his first EP, "#1". "Flat Beat" is a track with a repeated bass loop. As stated in an interview with XLR8R magazine, he said that it took him two hours with a Korg MS-20 to make. Dupieux is however most known for this track, which became a hit throughout Europe in 1999 and was featured in a series of Levi's jeans TV commercials.

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