Thom Yorke picks his top 5 Bleep tunes
10th Feb 2009 | 16:19
Radiohead dig Squarepusher and Four Tet
To celebrate five years of being a download shop, Bleep.com asked a 'select cast of people in music' to pick their five favourite tracks from the site's back-catalogue.
The 'select cast' – which includes Radiohead's Thom Yorke – is made up of musicians, producers, designers and a host of other industry cohorts. It's obviously not an all-encompassing list of favourites (unfortunately, Bleep don't stock everything) but if you want an idea of what Mr Oizo or Lukas from Maximo Park like to get jiggy to, it's worth checking out.
Thom Yorke's top 5 Bleep tunes
1. Squarepusher / AFX - Freeman, Hardy and Willis
Imagine an IDM obsessive dream marriage in the circuits and this cut would soundtrack the walking up the aisle
2. Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (Holden Mix)
Massive Re-fix of Fake's The Sky Was Pink by his Border Community label boss whose bubbling take on the original builds and builds through the shuffling pink noise
3. Four Tet – Ringer
Kieran Hebden provides a straight 4/4 thump underpins the celestial synth patterns and cyber-Kraut-influences across ten minutes of Harmonia
4. Tricky - Council Estate
The elusive Adrian Thaws returned with this lead single from his 'Knowle West Boy' record of 2008
5. The Bug - Poison Dart (South Rakkas Crew Remix)
Doomy re-edit of Kevin Martin's ear-assaulting dub-step-dancehall crossover bomb