Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

11. GZALiquid Swords

Liquid Swords is just an incredible record, totally mad. Not many people can get away with beats that sound amazingly fluid but where the actual programming is like Krautrock, or like rock beats slowed down and everything is pretty detuned. It sounds intentionally flawed and rough and that always appeals to me.

I think there’s so much anger on that record. In a great way. And then it ends with ‘B.I.B.L.E.’, which is one of the best tracks in the world. I’ve just listened to it about 200 times probably. There was an interview with him recently and he seemed the nicest guy, so different to that whole materialistic vibe. And he was really into chess and I just thought, ‘What a don’. I don’t think you could have had Funcrusher Plus without that GZA album.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Billy Woods, Colleen, Dj Muggs
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