Almost six years ago, the dubstep/bass music enigma known as Burial revealed himself to be… Will Brevan. This was big, considering that he spent much of that time before getting heaps of praise while staying anonymous. For heads who look at DAD like we’re all about posting drama, know that we lived through Internets years where plenty of forum debates were spent trying to figure out who Burial is. And even though some parody articles had many fooled into thinking that Four Tet was in fact Burial (and there are some sites that seem to be researching this possibility), we’ve known who he was since August of 2008.
Why do we bring this up? Because in 2014, people still get hype about thinking Burial is Four Tet; hopefully this note from Burial (aka Will) via the Hyperdub website will finally get this mess behind us:
“Hi this is will, I just want to say thank you to anyone out there who liked my burial tunes & supported me over the years. its really appreciated. Massive thank you anyone who got my records & all producers, DJs, radio stations, labels, shops, writers & journalists.. anyone who played my tunes, gave them a listen, or helped me out with it, made me want to keep going with it. Also shout out anyone who sent me tunes, messages, anyone I met along the way & a big shout out to anyone who supports or does independent & underground music.”
Burial goes on to big up Hyperdub on their 10th anniversary, and mentions that although Dark Souls 2 is on the way, he plans on getting some tunes finished before he gets fully engrossed in that game. Big up to Burial for sending out a note of thanks and appreciation for the support he’s received from DJs, listeners, and fans over the years. If you didn’t know, Burial’s Rival Dealer dropped in December.