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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…
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'…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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’…
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…
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, Colema…
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…
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…
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
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 i…
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'…
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 u…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2011 - 12:38 pm