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A little more than halfway through the 10-minute title track of Burial’s Rival Dealer EP, around the time the first titanic sawtooth bassline disappears into static and the second one comes roaring in, we hear a brief burst of Lord Finesse declaiming “you know my motherfuckin’ style.” But if that’s Burial using Finesse as hi… More »

We just published our 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013, but this week reminded us that the year ain’t over yet. On Wednesday, both EMA and Burial dropped new songs that would have commanded serious consideration if we’d had them even a few days earlier. Needless to say they both landed on our list of the… More »

There was no getting away from EDM in 2012. While the three-letter hashtag has certainly caused buzz among radio stations and indie blogosphere alike, it’s been a big year for dance on and off of the pop charts. Regional styles like footwork, juke, and Jersey club went through genre-bending booms, electronic trap instrumentals filtered their… More »

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Burial – “Temple Sleeper”

The last new music we heard from the ever-elusive British producer Burial was last year, when he dropped “Lambeth,” a song that had been floating around in bootleg form for a while prior to its official release. Now he’s back with the altogether intense and uncharacteristically fidgety single “Temple Sleeper.” The song is out now… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 22, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Burial – “Lambeth”

Hyperdub, the adventurous British electronic label that introduced the world to the murky and mysterious dubstep auteur Burial, turns 10 this year. To celebrate, it’s released four label comps, and the last of those, Hyperdub 10.4 comes out today. The comp leads off with “Lambeth,” a rare Burial track that’s been floating around, in bootleg… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 3, 2014 - 5:25 pm

R.I.P. The Spaceape

Stephen Samuel Gordon — best known for his vocal work as the Spaceape — died today after a five-year struggle with cancer. Hypderdub just announced the news via its Facebook page. Gordon is survived by his wife, Luciana, and 6-year-old daughter, Cleo. Gordon was an integral part of the Hypderdub family, literally from day one. More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 2, 2014 - 5:06 pm

Hyperdub 10.4 Comp Has Previously Unreleased Burial

Hyperdub has been celebrating its 10th birthday in a huge way this year with the release of four massive compilations. They’ve saved the most exciting news for the last one, too. Hyperdub 10.4 will open with an unreleased track from Burial. It’s all being kept very tightly under wraps. The title has not been released,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 24, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Burial’s Identity Revealed

Last year I spent three hours researching the “Four Tet is Burial” hoax before realizing the tip I was working off came from a satire site. I felt dumb then and feel dumb now admitting it, but the truth is, if you squint hard enough and go down the wormhole, it wasn’t the craziest theory. More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 31, 2014 - 10:33 am

James Blake – “40455” + Beyoncé & Mystikal Remixes

James Blake did not end up interviewing Burial during his BBC Radio 1 residency tonight, but he did debut a Harmonimix remix of Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” and a new song, “40455,” that you can hear below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 16, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Burial On Rival Dealer: “I Wanted The Tunes To Be Anti-Bullying”

Today, Burial releases his astonishing Rival Dealer EP, after announcing the record’s existence just two weeks ago. The three-track, half-hour work represents a big musical departure for the enigmatic British producer, finding him embracing jagged hardcore-rave sonics and nakedly sentimental melody at the same damn time, all while keeping the windswept, contemplative vibe of hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2013 - 9:41 am

Stream Burial Rival Dealer

This is becoming a thing now with Burial — we put out our year-end list in early December; he (she?) drops a new record a week later. Last year it was the One/Two EP; this year it’s Rival Dealer. The new EP was announced a mere week ago, and today, we have it for you… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 11, 2013 - 6:26 am

Burial Is About To Drop A New EP

About a year ago, the reclusive London rainy-beats producer Burial gave very little notice before releasing his Burial/Truant Sleeper EP. Apparently, he enjoyed throwing everyone’s year-end lists into last-minute chaos so much that he’s going to do it again. Pitchfork reports that Burial will release an as-yet-untitled new EP 12/16 — two weeks from today… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2013 - 8:43 am

Stream An Unreleased Burial & Four Tet Track

Kieran Hebden, the expansive and adventurous electronic producer who records as Four Tet, has released a few tracks with the reclusive atmospheric-dubstep spectre Burial, but he’s apparently been saving some of that heat for the right moment. Over the weekend, Hebden DJed a ridiculous eight-hour set for Britain’s Rinse FM, and he opened that set… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2013 - 9:53 am

2012 In Review: The Year In Instrumental Music

In 1959, Ornette Coleman released The Shape of Jazz To Come, a record with content almost as audacious as its title. Forty-seven years later, Coleman at least partially fulfilled his own challenge with the fearless and fertile Sound Grammar. But even that 2006 effort might not have crossed jazz boundaries as much as one from… More »

By: Colin St. John / December 25, 2012 - 8:00 am

Burial – “Truant” & “Rough Sleeper”

Many commenters were surprised and upset that we didn’t include Burial’s fantastic Kindred EP in our list of the Top 5 EPs Of 2012, and I want you all to know: I voted for it! Alas my vote was not enough. Maybe this will help make it up to you, though: two new tracks from… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 14, 2012 - 11:40 am

Burial + Four Tet – “Nova”

Foggy early-dubstep eminence Burial and emotive psychedelic-electronic master Four Tet have teamed up before, for a pair of tracks that also featured Thom Yorke, and now they’ve joined forces once again, sans Yorke this time. Last night, Four Tet posted a collaboration between the two called “Nova,” a six-minute track that seems to take classic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2012 - 7:41 am

Stream Burial Kindred

Clandestine dubstep don Burial has finally, fully come forth with his first proper release since last year’s “Street Halo” 12″ and those Thom and Massive Attack bits. It is precisely what you should be listening to if you need a palette cleanser after last night’s brutal, endless and depressing wade into the mainstream. Burial’s murky,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 13, 2012 - 9:33 am

Preview Burial’s “Ashtray Wasp”

I’m pretty sure the vocal sample in this snippet of elegantly muffled electronica from Burial’s forthcoming Hyperdub EP Kindred keeps repeating “head underwater,” which is exactly how you would feel if your company holiday dinner last night featured, in a starring role, an endless glass of wine. If that were to be true, you might… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2011 - 8:52 am

Massive Attack Vs. Burial – “Paradise Circus”

Earlier this month, we heard UK psych-thump pioneers Burial and Massive Attack collaborate on a new song called “4 Walls” and now here’s that single’s B-side, a Burial rework of Massive Attack’s “Paradise Circus.” It’s pretty heavy. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 18, 2011 - 10:55 am

Massive Attack Vs. Burial – “4 Walls”

Bristol psych-thump originators Massive Attack and depressive-dubstep hermit Burial have always shared a certain raining-in-your-soul musical vibe, and now the two entities have teamed up for a new 12″. Alongside a 12-minute reworking of Massive Attack’s track “Paradise Circus,” there’s a new one called “4 Walls,” which also runs 12 minutes. It sounds like hope… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2011 - 12:38 pm
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