Real Name:
Thomas Jenkinson
British electronic artist.

Born: 17 January 1975 in Chelmsford, Essex, England, UK.

The performing pseudonym of Tom Jenkinson, an English electronic music artist signed to Warp Records. He specialises in the electronic music genres of drum & bass and acid with a significant jazz influence.
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Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things album art Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things (Album) Rephlex, Rephlex UK 1996 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Hard Normal Daddy album art Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy (Album) Warp Records, Warp Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Music Is Rotted One Note album art Squarepusher Music Is Rotted One Note (Album) Warp Records Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Budakhan Mindphone album art Squarepusher Budakhan Mindphone (MiniAlbum) Warp Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Selection Sixteen album art Squarepusher Selection Sixteen (Album) Warp Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Go Plastic album art Squarepusher Go Plastic (Album) Warp Records UK 2001 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Do You Know Squarepusher album art Squarepusher Do You Know Squarepusher (Album) Warp Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Ultravisitor album art Squarepusher Ultravisitor (Album) Warp Records Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Hello Everything album art Squarepusher Hello Everything (Album) Warp Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Just A Souvenir album art Squarepusher Just A Souvenir (Album) Warp Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Solo Electric Bass 1 album art Squarepusher Solo Electric Bass 1 (Album) Warp Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - d'Demonstrator album art Squarepusher Presents Shobaleader One Squarepusher Presents Shobaleader One - d'Demonstrator (Album) Warp Records UK 2010 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Ufabulum album art Squarepusher Ufabulum (Album) Warp Records UK 2012 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Damogen Furies album art Squarepusher Damogen Furies (Album) Warp Records Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Squarepusher - Conumber E:P album art Squarepusher Conumber E:P (EP) Spymania UK 1995 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Squarepusher Plays... album art Squarepusher Squarepusher Plays... (EP) Rephlex UK 1996 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Port Rhombus EP album art Squarepusher Port Rhombus EP (EP) Warp Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Vic Acid album art Squarepusher Vic Acid (Single) Warp Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Big Loada album art Squarepusher Big Loada (EP) Warp Records, Warp Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
XDDS 93053 Squarepusher - Coopers World / Vic Acid album art Squarepusher Coopers World / Vic Acid(CD, Mini, Promo) Warp Records XDDS 93053 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
TOM1 Squarepusher - Male Pill Part 13 album art Squarepusher Male Pill Part 13(12", S/Sided) Rephlex TOM1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
10WARPLP57P Squarepusher - My Sound / Don't Go Plastic album art Squarepusher My Sound / Don't Go Plastic(10", Promo) Warp Records 10WARPLP57P UK 1998 Sell This Version
Squarepusher Anti-Greylord Protection Scheme Prelude Warp Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Squarepusher - Maximum Priest E.P. album art Squarepusher Maximum Priest E.P. (EP) Warp Records US 1999 Sell This Version
LOEP12 Squarepusher - I Am Carnal, And I Know That You Approve album art Squarepusher / Richard Thomas Squarepusher / Richard Thomas - I Am Carnal, And I Know That You Approve(12") Lo Recordings LOEP12 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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January 22, 2016
Looks like Squarepusher is going to be reissuing his backcatalogue albums over the course of 2016, in deluxe editions.


May 14, 2015
There's a higher awareness & complete freedom of thought & expression that comes through from a few artists lurking since the 90's, artists such as Richard D james, Luke Vibert, Geskom collective e.t.c, and- Tom Jenkinson. The difference between good and excellent is a huge difference- and these guys are that difference. A true original.


March 30, 2015
Good artist who produced some top tunes pre 97, until NOW. What I've heard from this new LP sounds very good indeed. Damogen Furies


February 20, 2015
New Squarepusher album titled "Damogen Furies" has been announced, and it's been scheduled for a release on April 21st. A single for the album, "Rayc Fire 2", is also available for streaming through Spotify and can be downloaded through the offical Squarepusher site.


August 12, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
squarepusher is a good artist.


October 24, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
WOW! I love this stuff! This is music at a new level. I love the way he takes styles like jungle, jazz and 2step/garage and makes them into something so much different. I really like "Do You Know Squarepusher", it sends shivers all over me every time! Papalon is another amazing track. I thought I'd heard jazz but this is something else! There are so many other great tracks like Chin Hippy, Come on my Selector, Port Rhombus, Boneville Occident, ALL AMAZING! If you haven't yet experienced the marvel that is Squarepusher.....DO IT NOW! This is something else....


October 15, 2001
edited over 17 years ago
All enigma's aside, the musical artist that is Squarepusher is actually a guy from Chelmsford, England, named Tom Jenkinson. In the last 7 or 8 years, Jenkinson has made an enormous impact on electronic music. If you look up Squarepusher in the dictionary you will find a definition that says 'someone who likes the ladies' .... an apt description perhaps for one of electronic musics weirdest exponents.

Squarepusher is a very prolific artist ... one minute he's managing to squeeze Miles Davis-influenced jazz into drum-n-bass tracks, the next he's playing with reverb for hours, abandoning melody in favor of trippy, dubby fusion. Squarepushers first few releases were on Spymania and Rephlex. He was subsequently courted by R&S, Ninja Tune and Warp before signing on the dotted line with Warp.

Squarepusher began his career with Warp with a single entitled 'Vic Acid' single which was closely followed by the album 'Hard Normal Daddy'. Opening with 'Cooper's World' the album showed that machines could swing and that Tom could confidently take further musical risks with his arrangements. 'Chin Hippy' on the other hand threw the listener in at the deep end as an object example of technological experimentalism. Harsh, cerebral, unique. Nevertheless 'Hard Normal Daddy' wound up in end of year charts in magazines throughout the world moving 75,000 copies in the
process. Incidentally all payments made by Warp were returned by Tom's accountant as they were out of date by the time he got around to paying them in!
"Nothing is allowed time to settle and no idea outstays its welcome... it takes at least four or five listens to absorb even the basic structures of the record" was NME's comment on the follow-up 'Big Loada' release. By the time it was apparent that Squarepusher had very much mastered his art so complex, wry, and exhilarating was the mini-album. Tom describes
the musical process as "...pulling the music out of nowhere, not thinking what you are doing." "You have ideas, you get in the studio, the ideas disappear and things start to flow," he explains, "the songs then exist in space somewhere between you and the machinery. When you come out you have a souvenir of your time in this psychic space, a space where
you are intuiting everything and not even worrying about things like chords and notes."

All seven tracks occupy this other worldly space. Drum'n'bass taken to abstraction, hovering just the right side of collapse. Harnessing the raw energy rush of the original raves but, pushing structure to the absolute limits of comprehension tracks like 'Full Rise' and 'Come On My Selector' (the latter recently given twisted visual accompaniment by Chris Cunningham) are benchmark moments of modern electronic music to be appreciated as both strange and beautiful abstract compositions and incendiary dancefloor tracks for the more open minded. "The rushiest, fastest breakbeat music you could still relate to...

That still had some relation funk, but remained right at the edge where it could become a meaningless piece of twat shit music" commented Tom on the mini-album in typically succinct manner. Right at the edge is exactly the place.

Tired of London Tom moved up to Sheffield early in 1998 to mix his newly finished Music Is Rotted One Note' album. If 'Big Loada' represents Tom at the peak of his programming powers then 'Music...' is perversely both the antithesis and the next logical step. The restlessness nature of both artist and music, and his need to step ahead of the ever-growing
legion of copyists around, had led Tom to take genuine risks with this album.

All the instruments are played live, the drums forming the foundations upon which Tom has laid down all the bass and keyboard parts. There is no sequencing on this release. Dropping his trademark infinitesimal production skills in favour of these more relaxed and entirely live structures 'Music Is Rotted One Note' is, as a consequence, Squarepusher's purest musical experience to date. On his own admission the closest thing to his heart he's yet produced and yet another indication of Tom's amazing musical vision. Funky, precise, loose, yet unmistakably Squarepusher 'Music Is Rotted One Note' is born of Tom's need to stimulate, challenge, and rally against any idea we might hold that music is disposable.

In other words music to make you realise quite why music can be the most important, beautiful thing in life. Squarepusher has since gone on to release the albums 'Budakhan Mindphone' and the awesome newie 'Go Plastic' both of which have continued to challenge the industry formula ...


September 12, 2001
edited over 17 years ago
Squarepusher - nicely, son! Yeah, 'Vic Acid' delivers on the beeps, 'Big Loada' does it on the breaks and some of the later releases are a jazz fan's nightmares on wax!

It's got to be said, Tom Jenkinson never fails to deliver on some count - just when you think you know what to expect from the boy he throws the rulebook away and releases things you never thought you'd buy. Then you moan & complain at the lack of a break, put it aside and play again two weeks later and get the point. Genius!

I have everything except a promo mix of 'Mr.Kirk's Nightmare' I have heard about (yep, even the rare as rocking horse shit 'couple of hundred copies in exsistence' early singles) and will post details here very shortly.

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