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She was an MTV VJ, has had some eclectic radio shows, is a classically trained singer (one of her songs was used in The Mummy 3), and hosted the Beijing edition of Pepsi’s Battle of the Bands, amongst many other projects.
In May 2009, Helen Feng is voted the no. 11 coolest rock star in Beijing by Timeout Beijing Magazine. We love her rapport with feisty guitarist and back-up singer Huzi in Pet Conspiracy, which has been known to involve on-stage kisses. She’s also an impressive commentator and champion of the local scene, DJing for Hit FM and now seeking to bring more electro-pop acts to Beijing.
Working on a Free the Birds album coming hopefully early next year. It’s ambitious and we want it to be more mature than our work in the past and explore some new sonic territories. I also have a company called Fake Music Media. The idea is that we do what management, promotions, and record labels do for their artists, a long term development strategy in one market (mainly China for now) and we do it as a service where the artists signs us, not the other way around. It’s kind of a new concept. We’re also hoping to do more projects to educate music professional on what the international standards and techniques are. A lot of things in China are fucked, especially for the artists, and I think for the first time, the underground music scene finally figuring out how to get organized, how to take control of their own destinies. It’s a really good sign and we want to do something to help.
Lead singer, songwriter, radio show host, TV show producer, writer, and host, events coordinator, and filmmaker, Helen Feng has been an influential figure of the Chinese music scene and has helped shape it for almost a decade. In 2002, she was one of the first producers on MTV China to focus attention to the budding skating and hip hop scene, and in 2004 she started the show Sunset Blvd on CRI Easy FM, in 2003 writing and hosting Center Stage on CCTV. In 2005, she started the highly influential cult favorite “The Rock Show” on Hit FM. Her Production credits include work on the Fortune Global Forum, Access Hollywood Olympics for NBC Television, Production Managing the video for the Alicia Keys Great Wall Concert, among others. Her film credits including roles in Peter Chan’s Perhaps love, and as the singer for the title song of the Mummy 3. Her two bands include Free the Birds(ZIYO) and Pet Conspiracy are both critical and commercial success stories, with former ZIYO releasing on Warner Music in 2008, and Pet Conspiracy winning best Chinese Language band in Asia in 2010.
Articles & Interviews
- 8 Questions with ZIYO's Helen Feng by Dan Shapiro on City Weekend Shanghai (July 24, 2009)
- Helen Feng of Pet Conspiracy and Free the Birds, Interview with Layabozi, April 2010
- Maciej Tadeusz Palucki (2012), Helen Feng: Schießpulver-Pop, published on 24 October 2012
- ↑ Timeout Beijing Magazine (May 2009). "Class of '09". Retrieved on 2009-05-07.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Beijing Daze (2010-09-02). "The Free Bird: Helen Feng on Music, Leaving Pet Conspiracy and Chaneling a Voodoo priestess". Retrieved on 2010-09-01.
- ↑ http://site.douban.com/fake/