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Tom “Squarepusher” Jenkinson makes manic, schizoid, experimental drum’n’bass with much progressive jazz impact along with a low fat toward pressing the clichés from the genre out the proverbial home window. Increasing from near-total obscurity to drum’n’bass trigger célèbre in the area of two months, Jenkinson released just a set of EPs along with a DJ Meals remix for the latter’s Refried Meals series before securing EP and LP discharge programs with three different brands. His initial full-length work, Give food to Me Weird Items (on Richard “Aphex Twin” Wayne’ Rephlex label), was a dizzying, quixotic mixture of super-fast jungle breaks with Aphex-style synth textures, goofy, offbeat melodies, and instrumental plans (he examples his personal playing for his songs) that vaguely recall jazz fusion pioneers such as for example Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather conditions Report. An experienced bassist and multi-instrumentalist, Jenkinson’s fretless accompaniment is really a staple of his music and something of the even more apparent affiliations with jazz (although his formal plans tend to be as jazz-derived as his playing). Jenkinson was raised hearing jazz greats like Kilometers Davis, Charlie Parker, and Artwork Blakey, in addition to dub pioneers such as for example Augustus Pablo and Ruler Tubby. The kid of the jazz drummer, Jenkinson implemented in his father’s footsteps, playing bass and drums in senior high school. Introduced to digital music through experimental electro-techno performers such as for example LFO and Carl Craig, Jenkinson shortly started assembling his disparate affects into amalgams of breakbeat techno and post-bop avant-garde and intensifying jazz. Declaring a nearer affinity with jazz than jungle (although he attracts from either in his music), Jenkinson’s EPs as Squarepusher as well as the Duke of Harringay (Jenkinson transferred to Harringay from his Chelmsford birthplace) had been originally disregarded as misplaced perversions of jungle’s even more obvious compositional concepts, but found prepared audiences in supporters of post-acid home experimental hearing music. He inked a cope with Warp in 1995, launching the Interface Rhombus EP and many others through a number of different labels. These Feed Me Strange Things made an appearance on Rephlex (the label co-owned by Aphex Twin) in 1996, implemented a year afterwards by Hard Regular Daddy on Warp. Burningn’n Tree, a assortment of monitors from Jenkinson’s early EPs in the Spymania label, made an appearance in 1997. Squarepusher’s American group of fans extended when Trent Reznor’s Nothing at all label released the best Loada Compact disc, which included the EP of the same name in addition to monitors from his various other Warp EPs from that period, in addition to Chris Cunningham’s groundbreaking video for the monitor “Seriously My Selector.” Vital acclaim for Jenkinson’s function peaked with 1998’s Music Is certainly Rotted One Notice, that he became a one-man fusion group — multi-tracking himself playing drums, bass, and keyboards. The next yr, he released two EPs (Budakhan Mindphone, Optimum Priest) and another complete LP, Selection Sixteen. Proceed Plastic made an appearance in summer season 2001, offering the closest factor to popular Squarepusher experienced ever seen using the solitary “My Red Sizzling Car.” Following releases such as for example 2003’s HAVE YOU ANY IDEA Squarepusher and 2004’s Ultravisitor discovered him refining his fusion of structure, encoding, and musicianship, features which were also noticed on 2006’s Hello Everything and 2008’s Only a Souvenir. Following a record of single bass (entitled Solo Electric powered Bass, Vol. 1), he presented his next task, a masked foursome called Shobaleader One which released a 2010 cooperation record (Shobaleader One: D’demonstrator) comprising throwback digital pop with an R&B advantage and synthesized vocals, not really in contrast to Daft Punk. In 2012, Jenkinson came back using the coldly symphonic Ufabulum, adding an apocalyptic soundtrack experience to his currently dense development. In 2013, he caused a group of Japanese roboticists with an ambitious task known as Z-Machines, the creation of robots which could play music considerably beyond the features of even probably the most qualified individual instrumentalists. Jenkinson aided the robotics group in the structure of music for these robots to try out, set alive by way of a 22-equipped drumming automatic robot along with a guitar-playing automatic robot with the same as 78 fingers. Another year, Warp Information released the Music for Robots EP, a five-song documenting of the outcomes of the test. 2015 saw the discharge of Damogen Furies, a full-length that discovered Jenkinson pressing the limitations of actually his personal unbridled hysteria, utilizing punishing overdriven shades on nearly every defeat, synth, and bassline within the recording. Shobaleader One started touring in 2016, and Elektrac, an recording of full-band live renditions of previous Squarepusher compositions, premiered in 2017.

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Full Name Squarepusher
Date Of Birth January 17, 1975
Profession Composer
Education Chelsea College of Arts
Nationality British
Siblings Ceephax Acid Crew
Music Songs My Red Hot Car, Iambic 9 Poetry, Beep Street, Dark Steering, Come on My Selector, Stor Eiglass, Tommib, The Exploding Psychology, Do You Know Squarepusher, Hello Meow, A Journey to Reedham, Iambic 5 Poetry, Tetra-Sync, I Wish You Could Talk, Cooper's World, Papalon, Tommib Help Buss, Theme From Ernest Borgnine, Squarepusher Theme, Steinbolt, Boneville Occident, Rayc Fire 2, Welcome to Europe, Unreal Square, Chin Hippy, Don't Go Plastic, Vic Acid, Modern Bass Guitar, My Sound, Rustic Raver, 4001, Song: Our Underwater Torch
Albums Shobaleader One: d'Demonstrator, Ufabulum, Damogen Furies, Hard Normal Daddy, Go Plastic, Feed Me Weird Things, Ultravisitor, Music Is Rotted One Note, Hello Everything, Just a Souvenir, Do You Know Squarepusher, Selection Sixteen, Solo Electric Bass 1, Budakhan Mindphone, Buzz Caner, Big Loada, Music for Robots, Port Rhombus, Numbers Lucent, Squarepusher Plays..., Venus No. 17, Stereotype EP, Male Pill Part 13, Burningn'n Tree, Maximum Priest E.P., Conumber E:P, Square Window, Alroy Road Tracks, Bubble and Squeak, Remixes 12"
Movies Marie Antoinette, The Work of Director Chris Cunningham, Glade Electronic Music Festival

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The Grand Tour 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sleeping Dogs 2012 Video Game performer: "Beep St" / writer: "Beep St" - as Jenkinson
LittleBigPlanet 2 2011 Video Game music: "Planetarium"
Hjernevask 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Marie Antoinette 2006 performer: "Tommib Help Buss" / writer: "Tommib Help Buss"
Coachella 2006 Video documentary performer: "Untitled"
The Work of Director Chris Cunningham 2003 Video performer: "Come on my selector"
Lost in Translation 2003 performer: "Tommib" 2001 / writer: "Tommib" 2001
Manic 2001 performer: "U.F.O.'s Over Leytonstone", "My Sound"
Complicity 2000 performer: "Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid" / writer: "Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid"
Modulations 1998 Documentary producer: "Come On My Selector" / writer: "Come On My Selector"



Space Invaders 2002 Short

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Coachella 2006 Video documentary Himself

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