It has been a terrible time for UK club culture. We lost a big one, perhaps the biggest, with the passing of all round musical titan and rebel with cause Andrew Weatherall, who was set to feature here as one half of A Love From Outer Space, at Hare & Hounds in Birmingham. Sean Johnston will now fly the flag solo.
Squarepusher will release his new EP, ‘Lamental’, on 10th April via Warp Records.
In contrast to his January LP, ‘Be Up A Hello’,nthe British producer, real name Tom Jenkinson, shares a more contemplative side of his production style over these five tracks.
Squarepusher has shared a visual accompaniment for 'Terminal Slam', the latest single from his new album on Warp, 'Be Up A Hello
Filmed at Tokyo's commercial hub, Shibuya crossing, the music video visualises the world through a pair of mind-altering goggles, which glitch-out the advertisements dominating the surroundings.
Squarepusher will release a new album, 'Be Up A Hello', via Warp on 31st January
The record will mark a return after a five-year hiatus, which has seen Squarepusher, aka Tom Jenkinson, delve into various other musical projects - including scoring music for the BBC's kids channel CBeebies.
Bang Face Weekender has revealed the first set of acts playing next year’s event at Southport Holiday Park.
Squarepusher, leading the announcement, will debut a new live show, while there’s also a rare UK appearance from Venetian Snare locked in. Helena Hauff will return after debuting at the festival in 2017, while the likes of Altern-8, Konx-Om-Pax, Plaid, Ceephax Acid Crew and Estonian rapper Tommy Cash are also confirmed to play.
Squarepusher has always tried to push the envelope with his musical compositions – and then some.
Starting off as a bass player in thrash metal bands, he became obsessed with the type of frenetic breakbeats found in jungle in the early '90s and produced the 'Conumber EP' on Spymania. It's Aphex Twin-style obsession with bonkers beats and assassinating Amens led to him signing a record deal with Warp — where he remains to this day.
Not many 12-year-olds grow up listening to Plastikman, or list hardcore metal heads Pantera – authors of the anthemic “Fucking Hostile” - alongside Jeff Mills as timeless influences. But then not many 29-year-olds working in the industry have the big-balled honesty and individualism of Kris Wadsworth, the Detroit son relocated to the techno bohemia of Berlin.