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Quietus Mix 11: Spykidelic Celebrates Blackmaps
The Quietus , February 10th, 2011 09:51

A cross pollination of sorts this week as the legend who is Spykidelic mixes up for the Blackmaps label

Since he first emerged in the mid 1990s, Spykidelic (known to the Inland Revenue as Tony F Wilson) has had many a string to his noise-generating bow, from producer to electronic musician, multi-genre collaborator to DJ. It's the latter skill he exercises for the Quietus as he curates an eerie mix of electronica, post-industrial, dub, witch house and more in celebration of the new Blackmaps label. Like Spykidelic himself, Blackmaps is an operation that doesn't like to be constrained by the usual ways of doing things in the music business. So while music, often released on high-q lathe-turned vinyl is always to be at their core, Blackmaps also works in the realms of design, literature and film. You can find out more about their operations over at the Blackmaps online HQ. Spykidelic himself sent us the following communique: "This mix was put together by Spykidelic aka Tony F Wilson. His relationship with blackmaps stems from he and blackmaps founder (and former Warp Records A&R Stuart Souter) having recorded together in Knives ov Resistance (Aurora Borealis, 2007), as well as deejaying together at ATP. Wilson currently lives in Oslo where he records in the collective/band Necessary and has an ongoing DJ partnership called Dausteg with artist and musician Are Mokkelbost."