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10 years on: 7 artists tell us how Burial's 'Untrue' changed their lives

It's been a decade since the release of one of electronic music's most influential albums

  • Mixmag Crew
  • 3 November 2017
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Madam X

I can’t even remember how I first came about Hyperdub and Burial, it just seems so inherent to underground music, but I was definitely in school at the time and I must’ve just binged on it, soundtracking the years of my teenage angst.

‘Untrue’ is incredibly influential. It’s a seminal, iconic piece of work which massively changed the face of electronic music. Fusing the sounds of garage, dubstep and ambient in such a creative, ethereal and unique way was a catalyst for so many musical trends and patterns in dance music. The fashion for mixing club music with pitch-bended r’n’b vocals, you could arguably say, stems from Burial. It was robbed of a Mercury Prize award in my opinion, this is the shit that made me want to DJ.

It came about when I started experimenting and learning how to DJ so there’s something really familiar, nostalgic and warm about the album when I listen to it. It reminds me of a period of my life where I was just figuring out who I wanted to be and what I wanted to do, and inspired me to make the decisions I’ve made to get to where I am now.

I love how versatile it is. You can listen to it anywhere and it just works. It’s a masterpiece fit for the club (I’ll always remember them Oneman blends), gym, shower and no-one will ever tell you to turn it off.

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