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After a 5 year hiatus, Squarepusher is back with a new album project and tour, Be Up A Hello out on 31st of January, 2020. Spanning a 25 year career, his music is at once instantly recognisable - ‘Big Loada’, ‘My Red Hot Car’,’Tommib' - and yet unpredictable and complex which may explain why this iconic producer, composer and world-class bass player has gained a loyal following around the world including fans such as Andre 3000, Mike Patten and Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
With this new album, Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher) has returned to using a bewildering array of vintage analogue and digital hardware, the same equipment that first helped him develop his sound in the early '90s. The result is Be Up A Hello, an album that is celebratory with rinsing breakbeat tracks such as Nervelevers and Terminal Slam - classic floor fillers - as well pieces loaded with visceral atmosphere and melody in Squarepusher’s inimitable style. As such, Be Up A Hello gives a nod to the mayhem, joyousness and abandon of the DIY Essex rave scene that was a strong determinant in Tom's work.
Reflecting this album project, Squarepusher in his inimitable style will be debuting a spectacular Audio-Visual live show across Europe and the US for the 1st half of 2020. With strobes and LED screens in part influenced by the rave scene that Tom grew up in, audiences are to expect the same no holds barred approach to production as with his recent sell out shows at the Hackney Empire and Barbican which left fans reeling.
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009