Mr. Oizo ‎– Flat Beat

F Communications ‎– F 104
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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This is the first pressing.
A repress also exists with a 'F Communications' label code (LC 01347) and PIAS catalog number (137.0104.130).

Written and produced at the "Stupid 55" Studio.
Published by Wak.

'Analog Worms Attack' album is coming soon.

ⓟ & © 1999 F Communiations
Released under license by PIAS Benelux, PIAS Recordings & PIAS Germany.
Distributed by PIAS France, UK by Charged / Vital, Germany by Connected.
Made in Europe

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 413356 711233
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5413356711233
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): DFI-99_ 2 F 104 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): DFI-9 9_ 2 F 10 4 B1
  • Label Code: LC 7800
  • Rights Society: SABAM/BIEM

Other Versions (5 of 43) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1370104 22 Mr. Oizo Flat Beat(CD, Maxi) F Communications, MNW ILR 1370104 22 Scandinavia 1999 Sell This Version
PRT-356 Mr. Oizo Flat Beat(12", Promo) F Communications PRT-356 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
SMUG4 Mr. Oizo Featuring Bad Boy Eric Mr. Oizo Featuring Bad Boy Eric - Flat Rap(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Smug SMUG4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
REC 255091-5 Mr. Oizo Flat Beat(CD, Maxi) Record Express REC 255091-5 Hungary 1999 Sell This Version
137.0104.22 / 081P, F 104 CD, 137.0104.22 Mr. Oizo Flat Beat(CD, Maxi, Dig) F Communications, F Communications, F Communications 137.0104.22 / 081P, F 104 CD, 137.0104.22 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version


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August 12, 2018

Both B-Side tracks are really distorted, are they supposed to be like that?


February 24, 2017
Classic case of the underrated B side here folks. Forget Flat Beat, Monday Massacre is the true hero.


October 19, 2016
The compilation "New Hits 99" features a 2:56 version of this, about the same length as the VHS promos listed above. No UK promo CD is listed here, but I do remember the version played on UK radio at the time being quite short, so maybe this was it.


August 19, 2016
I don't understand how this release sells for these ridiculous prices? there were simply hundreds of copies of this for sale when it was released; HMV, Virgin, Music Video Store, Our price and that's not mentioning the tons of underground music stores up and down the country. That said this was a big track when i was at school which people first saw off the Levi advert so if its a nostalgia thing i can see where people are coming from, good video aswell ;)


February 15, 2016
What a track.. Used on the levi advert for ages then unleashed on the unassuming general public.. It gardually worked its way into garage sets, with a whole heap of bootlegs being made (my fav which I heard on a blog site mixed with doomsnight & a 'test' acapella)


August 10, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Still a fresh and groundbreaking release.


June 4, 2015
We owe a lot of Mr Oizo - in particular fidget house, electro madness and general experimental quirkiness. Flat Beat is great (still sounds good in 2015) - I had a good bootleg called "Fat Eroc" which arranged it nicely.

Just want to mention Monday Massacre - I remember hearing that when I was about 14 years old, and it blew me away - I could listen to the chilled out final minute forever, which is the epitome of cool but melancholy French electronic music (and bettered some of Air's efforts by some margin).


January 27, 2009
THIS is the beginning of "Fidget House"!

Firstly, this is the record that started the Fidget House trend (People like Herve, Crookers, Micky Slim), as it has wonky basslines, heavy minimalism, and the overall quirkiness of it all (but M-Seq released a year beforehand is quite possibly the first fidget track ever made, though).

Secondly, this is one heck of a classic stomper, and at least 8 years ahead of it's time! The video featuring that imfamous Flat Eric is priceless, plus his other lesser known works are just as fun and good as well.

Worth the purchase, and will still work on the dancefloor in 2009!