Zed Bias

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Dave Jones, better known as ZED BIAS, is a MOBO Nominated Music producer, arranger, remixer, guest lecturer, and DJ, based in Manchester, UK.

Early in his career, Bias released a flurry of well received tracks, such as “Strong Enough to Survive”, “All night Jam”, ”Standard Hoodlum Issue”, “Crazy” by 7 Wonders, “Been here before” and “In your mind”.

Zed Bias is best known for his single “Neighbourhood” which reached #25 in the UK Singles chart in July 2000, on LOCKED ON / XL recordings. The track created a large underground response from late 1999 in its original version, which was recently included in the soundtrack of the 2021 movie “People Just Do Nothing : BIG IN JAPAN”. The song, featuring the vocals of MC Rumpus and Nicky Prince, is still widely regarded as a UKG Anthem.

From the start of his career, continuously until present day, Zed Bias has been engaged in remixing duties for a huge number of well known artists. Naming just a few of over two hundred artists he’s remixed for, are Whitney Houston, Slum Village, Pharaohe Monch, Missy Elliot, MJ Cole, Sticky, Tubby T, Roy Davis Jr, Steve Arrington, C+C Music Factory, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Gabrielle, Arthur Baker, Joey Negro, Omar, The Streets, Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Matt Bianco, Riz MC, Rita Ora, Azymuth, Chakademus and Pliers, Example, Chase and Status, Ms Dynamite, Mary J Blige, De la soul, Karen Harding, DJ Zinc, and more recently, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Secret Night Gang and DJ Luck & MC Neat have all had the Zed treatment.

Bias’ releases, which explore a more experimental or progressive side of the 2 step garage sound (sometimes described as ‘dark-swing’) have been hailed as a crucial element in the establishment of Dubstep, as a definable sound or genre. He was one of the original resident DJ’s at the infamous club, FWD>>, the East London birthplace of Dubstep culture. Since then Bias has toured the world both as a DJ and a guest lecturer for Red Bull Music Academy.