Joker (musician)

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This article is about the British musician. For the Swedish musician, see Jonas Berggren.
Joker
Birth name Liam McLean
Born (1989-01-30) January 30, 1989 (age 26)
Bristol, England, UK
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Website jokerofficial.com

Liam McLean (born 30 January 1989),[1][2] better known by his stage name Joker, is a British record producer[3][4] who creates music in genres such as dubstep and grime. He was named "2009 king of bass music" by XLR8R Magazine[5] and was featured in the September 2009 issue of The Wire magazine.[6] He has contributed to two releases produced by the London-based record company Hyperdub.[7][8] He also runs his own label known as Kapsize Recordings.[9] His debut album The Vision was released on October 31, 2011 through independent label 4AD. His sophomore LP The Mainframe was released on February 16, 2015 through his own Kapsize imprint.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • The Vision (4AD, 2011)
  • The Mainframe (Kapsize, 2015)

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • Kapsize EP (Earwax, 2007)
  • "Holly Brook Park" / "80's" (Kapsize, 2008)
  • "Play Doe" / "Tempered" (Joker & Rustie / Rustie) (Kapsize, 2008)
  • "3K Lane" / "Modem" (Jakes vs Joker / Jakes) (H.E.N.C.H / Terrorhythm, 2008)
  • "Snake Eater" / "Move Dis" (Joker / TRG) (Soul Motive, 2008)
  • Top of the Game EP (Terrorhythm, 2008)
  • "Do It" / "Psychedelic Runway" (Kapsize, 2009)
  • "Digidesign" / "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Joker / 2000F & J Kamata) (Hyperdub, 2009)
  • "Purple City" / "Re-Up" (with Ginz) (Kapsize, 2009)
  • "Untitled_rsn"[a] (Tectonic, 2009)
  • Hyperdub 5.2 EP (Joker & Ginz / Zomby / Samiyam) (Hyperdub, 2009)
  • "City Hopper" / "Output 1-2" (Tectonic, 2009)
  • "Tron" (Kapsize, 2010)
  • Gully Goon Estate EP (with Terror Danjah & Illmana) (Hardrive, 2011)
  • "The Vision (Let Me Breathe)"[b] (featuring Jessie Ware & Freddie Gibbs) (4AD, 2011)
  • "Slaughter House"[c] (featuring Silas of Turboweekend) (4AD, 2011)
  • The Vision Instrumentals (4AD, 2011)
  • "On My Mind" (featuring William Cartwright) (Goldie & Rustie mixes) (4AD, 2011)
  • "Lost" (featuring Buggsy & Otis Brown) (incl. Redlight Remix) (4AD, 2012)
  • "Skitta" / "I Think You Should Know" (featuring Newham Generals) (Kapsize, 2012)
  • "Old Era" (Kapsize, 2012)
  • Face Off EP (Kapsize, 2013)
  • Headtop EP (Kapsize, 2014)
  • "Midnight" (Kapsize, 2014)
Notes
  1. ^ from Tectonic Plates Volume 2 compilation album
  2. ^ album version does not feature Freddie Gibbs; single also includes the instrumental version
  3. ^ formerly known as "Here Come the Lights", as seen on vinyl edition

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