Liza 'N' Eliaz

Real Name:
Liza Néliaz
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Belgian hardcore/gabber/speedcore producer & DJ
(b. February 26, 1958 Ostend, Belgium - d. February 19, 2001 Antwerp, Belgium)

A well loved and respected DJ, producer and label owner, given the title "The Queen of Terror", many in the gabber & speedcore world consider her hugely influential. Liza was also remarkable as unique in the speedcore scene because she was a Trans/Intersex person with an androgynous appearance. She had an early interest in experimental electronic music synthesizers using tapes and cassette recorders to experiment in the 1970s. By the early 1980s she was working with a number of industrial bands as a keyboardist. She had her first on stage solo performance in 1987 opening as a live act for The Neon Judgement using a computer. In the 1990s she gave up live performance in favour of djing.

Her interest in hardcore came in the early 1990s after moving to Amsterdam where she became intrigued with the city's burgeoning gabber scene. She began producing tracks under the name of Stockhousen ("a fox may hunt too"). She was a prolific producer working solo and on many collaborations with other artists such as DJ Dano, Laurent Hô and The Prophet. She founded her own label in 1997 called Provision Records. Sadly, she died from Lung-cancer in early 2001, which was a huge loss for those close to her and the scene as a whole.
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Albums

none Jet Propulsion Mix — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza 'N' Eliaz Jet Propulsion Mix(Cass, Mixed) Not On Label none Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
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none At The Bunker, Berlin — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza 'N' Eliaz At The Bunker, Berlin(Cass) Not On Label none 1995 Sell This Version
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WEST CD 02 Live At Neuro Act 2 — Liza 'N' Eliaz DJ Kristian (2) & Liza 'N' Eliaz DJ Kristian (2) & Liza 'N' Eliaz - Live At Neuro Act 2(CDr) West Records WEST CD 02 France 1996 Sell This Version
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UWe 103 Liza N'Eliaz — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza N'Eliaz* Liza N'Eliaz (Album, Comp) UWe UWe 103 France 2001 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none 3 Absolute Items — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza Neliaz* 3 Absolute Items(Cass, EP, Single, Promo) Not On Label none Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
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none Update 02/88 — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza Neliaz* Update 02/88(Cass, S/Sided, EP, Single, Promo) Not On Label none Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
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MOM 02 Initial Gain — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza N.Eliaz* Initial Gain(12") Atom Records MOM 02 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
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MOM 13 The Wane In Spain — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza N. Eliaz* The Wane In Spain(12") Atom Communications MOM 13 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
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S.02 Quantized Particles — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza.N.Eliaz* Et Loren.X.* Liza.N.Eliaz* Et Loren.X.* - Quantized Particles Subliminal Records (2) S.02 France 1994 Sell This Version
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Loop 002 Killerbees On Acid — Liza 'N' Eliaz Pure & Liza 'N' Eliaz Pure & Liza 'N' Eliaz - Killerbees On Acid Loop Records (12) Loop 002 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
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MOK 35 Energy Boost — Liza 'N' Eliaz DJ Dano & Liza N Eliaz* DJ Dano & Liza N Eliaz* - Energy Boost Mokum Records, Mokum Records MOK 35 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
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RPG-7 001 Untitled — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza N'Eliaz* & LKJ Sisters Liza N'Eliaz* & LKJ Sisters - Untitled (EP) RPG-7 RPG-7 001 France 1995 Sell This Version
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MOK 50, DB 1768 6 Pawlow — Liza 'N' Eliaz DJ Dano & Liza N Eliaz* DJ Dano & Liza N Eliaz* - Pawlow Mokum Records, Mokum Records MOK 50, DB 1768 6 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
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provo 000.004 Voyager Loops — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza N.Eliaz* Voyager Loops(12") Provision Records provo 000.004 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
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provo 000.006 Voyager Loops 2 — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza 'N Eliaz* Voyager Loops 2 Provision Records provo 000.006 Belgium 2000 Sell This Version
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S.O.D.O.M. 001 Untitled — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza N' Eliaz* & Ingler Aka Laurent Ho* Liza N' Eliaz* & Ingler Aka Laurent Ho* - Untitled (EP) Slaves Of Devil Our Master, Slaves Of Devil Our Master S.O.D.O.M. 001 France 2015 Sell This Version
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S.O.D.O.M. 23 Untitled — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza N' Eliaz* / Armaguet Nad Liza N' Eliaz* / Armaguet Nad - Untitled(12", Ltd) Slaves Of Devil Our Master S.O.D.O.M. 23 France 2022 Sell This Version
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none Liza N. Eliaz* G-Spot(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
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DJ Mixes

D.V.D.1 Doppelmix — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza 'N' Eliaz Doppelmix(Cass, Ltd, Mixed) Not On Label D.V.D.1 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
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none Reptiles In Space Mix — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza N Eliaz* Reptiles In Space Mix(Cass, Mixed, C90) Not on Label none Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
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none Untitled — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza 'N' Eliaz / Mr. Oz Liza 'N' Eliaz / Mr. Oz - Untitled(Cass, Mixed, C90) Not On Label none Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
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50384 Hardcore Rave Party — Liza 'N' Eliaz DJ Liza N.Eliaz* / DJ Mental Theo* DJ Liza N.Eliaz* / DJ Mental Theo* - Hardcore Rave Party Fairway Record, Automat (3) 50384 France 1994 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Sensecruise — Liza 'N' Eliaz Liza N.Eliaz* Sensecruise(Cass, C25) Not On Label none France 1989 Sell This Version
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none Liza N.Eliaz* Maquette(Cass, C25) Not On Label none France 1989 Sell This Version
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MOK 50 Manic Cure — Liza 'N' Eliaz DJ Dano / Liza N Eliaz* DJ Dano / Liza N Eliaz* - Manic Cure Mokum Records MOK 50 Netherlands 2007

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2Styliztik

2Styliztik

April 16, 2022
An interview with Liza N Eliaz in Dutch conducted in 1998.

Speel je vaak in clubs, zoals je hebt gedaan op 15 april in Locomotive te Paris met een hardcoremix?
Ik verdeel mijn tijd tussen clubs en andere plaatsen (ongeveer 50/50).

Wat vind je van de huidige techno scène in Frankrijk en België?
"Alive and Kicking !" Ook al worden nachtfeesten in alle landen van onze samenleving in een slecht licht geplaatst door diegenen die er nooit naartoe zijn geweest.

Is Mokum nog steeds je eigen label?
Veel mensen denken dat maar Mokum is nooit "mijn" label geweest. Ik ben nooit verbonden geweest aan een enkele platenmaatschappij. Ik free-lance bij verschillende labels. Natuurlijk werk ik met labels waar ik een voorkeur voor heb, op die manier sta ik wel dicht bij Mokum (dat eigenlijk een Amsterdams label is).
Momenteel heb ik een project bij Fukem (Fukem is de 'tweelingbroer' van Mokum; dit is opgericht nadat Mokum zich ging richten op pop-gabber, om de echte hard-core en hard-gabber geest te behouden).
Ook heb ik een nieuw label opgericht in Antwerpen (wat men dus wel "mijn" label kan noemen: PROVISION RECORDS, eerste release binnen enkele weken).

Je composeert nu op computer, wat is de invloed van de machine op je muziek?
Oneindig groot en oneindig klein:
* Klein: wanneer men de belangrijkste principes van de natuur en van de fysieke wetten van het geluid goed kan vatten, kan men ze goed bewerken zoals men wil, zelfs met weinig materiaal.
* Groot: Je moet eerst en vooral weten wat je wil en hoe je wil werken (want er zijn veel methoden om muziek met de computer te maken, bijvoorbeeld: synthesisers, samplers, etc.), en daarna zullen enkele syste(e)m(en) onze behoeften bevredigen.
Last but not Least, de financiën spelen ook een grote rol, de informatica ontwikkeling gaat tegen grote snelheid. Met weinig materiaal kan men de basistaken doen om te composeren, maar de producer moet de muzikale frequenties die hij in z'n hoofd heeft nog op plaat of CD krijgen.
De machines zijn voor deze reden mijn beste vrienden van elke dag, ik leef vooral in het gezelschap van chips (ze zijn zeer leuk, vooral de nieuwere!).

Is er nog een ondergrondse Techno-beweging in Frankrijk?
Underwat? Onthoudt: wat under(the)ground is aan de ene kant van de aarde kan torenhoog zijn aan de andere kant. Dus wat is ook die mythe van "commerciële muziek"? Uitzonderlijk zijn die muzikanten die het zijn *om* rijk te worden. Als je rijk wilt worden, wordt je notaris, bankier, Arsène Lupin, mafioso of Pamela Anderson (en dan nog...), maar denk nooit aan muziek om je financiële problemen op te lossen...

Wat zijn je toekomstige projecten?
Zie de vraag over Mokum. Exploiteren van kwaliteit, waar zij onder zitten of aan de top van het gelijkvloers.

An interview with Liza N Eliaz in English for the Thunderdome Magazine in 1999: https://imgur.com/a/TQIGnIh

Rest In Peace.
-NeedleTeeth-

-NeedleTeeth-

December 21, 2020
Just noticed that there is no info about Sensecruise 2. It has no cover as far as I know... Released around 89? Anybody who has it or has info?
-NeedleTeeth-

-NeedleTeeth-

December 21, 2020
Ow and little info:

1:His/her real name was Peter. I read this on a forum from someone who said to be a close friend, can't find it back sadly.

2:The name Liza was adopted because in those days it used to be a nickname given to Trans people in Flanders.

3: Before diving into the world of techno he/she joined alot of new wave bands as Keyboard player. The groups he/she joined were: The Honeymoon Killers, Divorce and Krise Kardiak. But probaly more than I could find! He/she also was in a choir as child.

4: With the rise of personal computers he/she bought a Atari. in combination with his/her own machinerey he/she manipulated and created his/her own kind of punkynewwavetechno. Some of these can be heard on the 3 cd album.

5: All his/her vinyl had handwritten info like BPM and such. She took her music very serious as he/she was a perfectionist too. (King Smoke)

6: After a evening in the Roxy (Amsterdam) his/her vision changed and he/she knew a DJ was the next step. Through contacts he/she ended up at radio FG in France. The owner already knew him/her as a musician but not as DJ but he knew he/she was perfect.

7: He/she was known for playing with 3/4 decks at times. Manipulated trax by pitching, reverseing and what not. And creating a story throughout the set. (King Smoke)

8: She disliked the nickname ''Queen Of Terror'' as he/she didn't saw music as something that terrorizes. Rather as something happy with his/her cartoonish side. (Yvette Neliaz)

9: He/she worked as a secretary again after he/she did less bookings. This as result from not being happy where the music went around 1999.

I had a badly translated interview as source... So I hope all is correct. If so please let me know! I always like to find more about Liza... RIP
marinhom

marinhom

December 23, 2018
Queen of HARDCORE !!!!
SHE(he) was the best !
Never Forget !

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