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Chelmsford, Essex, England (1995 – present)

Squarepusher is a pseudonym of Chelmsford, Essex, England, musician Tom Jenkinson (b. 1975), best known for his experimental , with a heavy influence. A skilled bassist and multi-instrumentalist, Jenkinson’s virtuoso playing is a staple of his music and one of the more obvious affiliations with jazz (although his formal arrangements are often as jazz-derived as his playing). His bass style includes melodic fretless playing, high-speed slap bass and intricate chordal work. The project débuted with Conumber E:P (1995, Spymania) and the latest is Ufabulum (May 2012, Warp).

The son of a jazz drummer, Jenkinson grew up listening to greats such as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Art Blakey, plus pioneers King Tubby and Augustus Pablo. He played bass and drums in high school but was frustrated by the limitations of playing with other musicians. Introduced to electronic music through experimental - artists such as LFO and Carl Craig as well as the local rave scene, Jenkinson soon began assembling these disparate influences into an amalgam of post-bop, avant-garde and progressive jazz with breakbeat techno, making heavy use of the Amen break.

Conumber E:P and another early EP, as Duke Of Haringey, Alroy Road Tracks (1995, Spymania), were initially disregarded as misplaced perversions of jungle’s more obvious compositional principles. However, they found a ready audience in fans of post- experimental listening music. Tracks from these EPs were later compiled onto the album Burningn’n Tree.


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  • noob_foo

    Live set at Barbican was pretty sweet yesterday - any recordings floating about anywhere?

    19 Mar 10:28am Reply
  • talkoutoftune

    omg stor eiglass

    18 Mar 2:02am Reply
  • djgizmoe

    New track is nice n harsh. Can't wait for the album.

    16 Mar 9:49am Reply
  • bbbiip

    Блин ну почему за 19 летнюю карьеру ни разу не было выступления в России. Ясен пень, можно купить билет и поехать в другую страну ради, но! обидно(

    2 Mar 1:10am Reply
  • plasticB0ttle

    What sort of material can one expect from a live Squarepusher set these days?

    27 Feb 4:58am Reply
  • Xanthosss

    New tune sounds like shit

    24 Feb 11:19am Reply
  • Ireallylikeeggs

    Yo Fat Controller from Hard Normal Daddy. What other Squarepusher sounds like this song?

    22 Feb 3:00am Reply
  • m1a100

    Not feeling the new tune, but I hope it will be a grower on me. Can't wait for the new LP though, because y'know..... Squarepusher is the fucking daddy!

    20 Feb 7:57pm Reply
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  • hunoMB

    YEAH!! I'd like to hear THat Live (welcome back missed ya)

    19 Feb 10:36pm Reply
  • Eyes_Of_Insane


    19 Feb 7:37am Reply
  • sonofawidow

    latest tune is weaksauce. sure sounds like a single take too.

    19 Feb 7:27am Reply
  • Merowinger110

    This new track is not my cup of tea. :(

    19 Feb 7:21am Reply
  • Merowinger110

    New picture

    18 Feb 5:52pm Reply
  • bermans

    New track is all KINDS of awesome! New album on the way also!

    18 Feb 5:23pm Reply
  • talkoutoftune

    looks like the radio show has been removed ~ stumbled across both new tracks on this soundcloud page if anyone's interested

    11 Jan 2:07am Reply
  • DDevilized

    sounds like steinvord 2

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • m1a100

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! "The Running Man" has to be the best thing I heard this whole year.

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
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  • last_nickname

    Jenkinson just dropped a cat on "The Running Man".

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
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