About

Having taken his first steps in music as the bass player for various hardcore outfits, Frédéric Garcia hasnow become one of the frontrunners of France’s heavy electronic scene. With tastes and influences rangingfrom dubstep, hip-hop to metal, he’s a relentless actor of this country’s underground scene. 

Following his winning of the “best electronic newcomer” award at the Printemps De Bourges festival in 2008, Niveau Zero had his first releases on the Paris-based label Destpub (also the first label to discover the now widely acclaimed 16 Bit)., He has ever since had records put out by such imprints as Rottun, DOOM Music,Ad Noiseam, H.E.N.C.H Buygore, Château Bruyant, Never say die, Boka rec, Peace Off, 

Niveau Zero’s first full length album, “In_Sect” was the coming of age for this project. Marrying his heavy dubstep with rap MCs and metal riffs, collaborating with Broken Note, Hecq and Ben Sharpa, this musician took to the road to promote this CD, with very remarked show all over North America and Europe. Once again, the sheer energy, talent and experience communicated through Niveau Zero’s concerts played a vital role to spread the word about this party-compatible, angry and heavy bass music, as well as to link metal (in both energy and sound) and bass music.

Since the release of his first album, Niveau Zero has acquired the status of most sought-after French dubstep producer, playing incessantly in his home country as well as from Russia to the US, from Lebanon to Mexico in mythic club(Berghain, Razzmatazz…) night (SPLASH, CODES, Dark room (NYC), Shift records label night (Seattle)…) & Festival ( I LOVE TECHNO, Astropolis, Fusion festival, Tilt festival, Maschinenfest, Norberg fest, Transmusical de Rennes, Technoparade, F.E.S.T…). Playlisted on BBC1 and Rinse Fm radio. Mixed & support by artist like Skism, Dirtyphonics, Excision, Figure,Skream, Benga, Borgore ,Von D, Jakes, dj Chef, Son Of Kick, Brown & Gammon, Habstrakt…. 

In 2010, Niveau Zero,The Unik & Tambour Battant founded their own Label CHATEAU BRUYANT REC. which worked with Habstrakt, Dcarls, the Unik… the latter became in two years one scene. of the most followed French bassmusic label worldwide.

Niveau Zero’s second album “JASMINE” out on Ad Noiseam in October 2012, and featuring new collaborations (Dubsidia, The Un1k , Aucan, Dr Octopus from Dalêk, As they Burn, Youthman, Ill smith, Elucid , John Morrisson & Damned) as well as surprising new directions for this musician’s bass sound. 

In 2014 After severals tracks released on various renowned labels and a new radioshow on RINSEFRANCE . NZ also collaborated with REDBULL for the Red Bull BC One 2014 commercial (Global advertisement/ TV, Cinema, Web). 2015 started with two new collaborations with EXCISION‘ s label Rottun records / Underground Flavor EP(featuring Virus syndicate and remixed by Xkore, Lumberjvck and TBBT) and FIGURE ‘s label Doom music / Heavy Mental EP.

Currator for 22 tracks ( Bass / Paris) Niveau Zero continues to work with FIGURE , with an officialremix of ‘Gravity’ and with ‘Escape’ a collaboration released on Never Say Die rec / Black Label Series.Freshly signed on Buygore, with his track 2nd Chance. 2017 looks pretty good for Niveau Zero.

Although he’s a skilled Bass DJ, Niveau Zero plays live, delivering a massive dose of adrenaline to theheads.