Neotropic

Real Name:
Riz Maslen
Profile:
Riz Maslen has been part of the electronic music scene since 1996, being one of the few female producers around to have gained much acclaim for her work. Riz started her career fronting many bands whilst growing up in the West Country moving to London during the heady days of the Rave Scene met and worked with ambient kings Future Sound of London, featuring on many of their albums, and singing on Top of the Pops with their hit “Papua New Guinea”.

She signed to Ninja Tune’s sister label Ntone in 1996, and released three critically acclaimed albums, culminating in a fourth released in 2004 on highly respected U.S. independent label Mush – “White Rabbits”.

During Riz’s career she has toured extensively in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, where she has played solo shows, more recently with a full band.

The aim of her visual shows is to take the audience on more of a journey than most. Not only does Riz write and perform the music, she also produces photographic slides and films as part of her live set-up to create a cinematic, multi-media experience. Her work is often highly personal and about ‘journeys through life’ of her own. The visuals and music synchronise to give us a soul-baring glimpse in her experiences, the end result being something, which the audience can hopefully relate to and be moved by.

In 2000 Riz set up her own independent label Council Folk Recordings with long time collaborator Paul Jason Fredericks and has released under the name Frederick and Nina, along with Dose One from Clouddead.

Riz has worked with many artists who have collaborated on many of her music projects including Nick McCabe (The Verve), Low, Kaffe Matthews (sound artist) and Brian Dougans (FSOL). Neotropic also was a runner up in the Peoples Music Awards 2010 in the Off the Beaten Track category.

Her current record label is Architects and Heroes based in Los Angeles.
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Albums

Neotropic - 15 Levels Of Magnification album art Neotropic 15 Levels Of Magnification (Album) Ntone UK 1996 Sell This Version
Neotropic - Mr Brubakers Strawberry Alarm Clock album art Neotropic Mr Brubakers Strawberry Alarm Clock (Album) Ntone Canada 1998 Sell This Version
Neotropic - La Prochaine Fois album art Neotropic La Prochaine Fois (Album) Ntone UK 2001 Sell This Version
Neotropic - White Rabbits album art Neotropic White Rabbits (Album) Mush US 2004 Sell This Version
none Neotropic - Equestrienne album art Neotropic Equestrienne(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Council Folk Recordings none UK 2009
Neotropic - Equestrienne Remixes album art Neotropic Equestrienne Remixes (Album) Architects + Heroes Records UK 2011 Sell This Version
Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere album art Neotropic The Absolute Elsewhere (Album) Slowcraft Records UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Neotropic - Tumble Weed EP album art Neotropic Tumble Weed EP (EP) Ntone UK 1995 Sell This Version
Neotropic - 15 Levels Of Magnification album art Neotropic 15 Levels Of Magnification (EP) Ntone UK 1996 Sell This Version
Neotropic - Laundrophonic album art Neotropic Laundrophonic (EP) Ntone UK 1996 Sell This Version
Neotropic - Ultra Freaky Orange album art Neotropic Ultra Freaky Orange (Single) Ntone North America (inc Mexico) 1997 Sell This Version
NTONE 45 Neotropic - Sunflower Girl album art Neotropic Sunflower Girl(7", Single) Ntone NTONE 45 UK 2001 Sell This Version
RIZ1 Neotropic - Muddy Water EP album art Neotropic Muddy Water EP(CDr, EP, Ltd) Council Folk Recordings RIZ1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Neotropic - Prestatyn album art Neotropic Prestatyn (EP) Council Folk Recordings UK 2006 Sell This Version

Compilations

NewWorck087 Neotropic - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind album art Lady Husk & The Good Ship Neotropic* Lady Husk & The Good Ship Neotropic* - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 128) Not On Label NewWorck087 2007

Videos

KOH000 Neotropic - Small Moves album art Neotropic Small Moves(DVD) Kokoutek KOH000 UK 2004 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Neotropic - This is Council Folk album art Neotropic Featuring Dose One And Paul Jason Fredericks Neotropic Featuring Dose One And Paul Jason Fredericks - This is Council Folk(6xFile, FLAC) Council Folk Recordings none 2011