Hyperdub boss Kode9 has scotched rumours that he is set to feature new Burial material in an upcoming DJ set.
Burial remains one of the most mysterious producers in dance music. Despite releasing two albums, being nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and revealing his true identity the producer remains in the shadows.
Largely inactive since 2007, Burial’s projects are surrounded by rumours. A DJ Kicks compilation has sat on the release schedule for some time, with a Massive Attack collaboration still in the planning stages.
Remixes have been few and far between, although Burial did collaborate with Four Tet on a 12 inch back in 2008. Released on Four Tet’s own Text label, the sold out vinyl pressing is now a collector’s item.
With no new material forthcoming, an upcoming DJ set from Kode9 set tongues wagging. Planning to play Burial cuts at the upcoming Club To Club festival, some anticipated a repeat of his seats before the release of ‘Untrue’.
Sparking rumours of a new album, speculation reached fever pitch last week. Now Kode9 has sent a short message to fans ruling out a new Burial album.
Writing on Twitter the Hyperdub boss said: “There is no plans for a new burial album so you can all stfu”.
That’s that dealt with then. Kode9’s always entertaining Twitter feed continued to provoke rumours however, notably with a no project due from the label. “We are however releasing a double cd of sam Mitchell screaming” he said.
Other Tweets reinforced the lack of any new material from Burial. “new burial album ‘sometime’ next year.