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Q&A Special: Musician Tim Exile | reviews, news & interviews

Q&A Special: Musician Tim Exile

Q&A Special: Musician Tim Exile

Warp Records' latest electronic maverick, Tim Exile, talks percussive noise and the fall of capitalism

Electronic music is all the rage again as artists such as La Roux, Lady Gaga, Little Boots and Calvin Harris hark back to Eighties electro-pop and Nineties club classics. Meanwhile, there are also darker crannies where synthesized sounds have evolved into stranger forms, the sonic equivalent of those bizarre fish that lurk at the bottom of the ocean. The internet has allowed whole non-geographical scenes to bloom where club music, avant-garde noise and punk attitude collide. Tim Exile used to belong here, crashing the gnarliest drum & bass into abrasive sub-genres such as breakcore and gabber then releasing the results on the Planet Mu label.

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