Busdriver

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Busdriver
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Busdriver performing at Coachella in 2007.
Background information
Birth name Regan Farquhar
Born (1978-02-12) February 12, 1978 (age 38)
Origin Los Angeles, California, US
Genres Alternative hip hop
Underground hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 1999–present
Labels Afterlife Recordz, Temporary Whatever, Mush Records, Big Dada, Epitaph Records, ANTI-, Fake Four Inc., Hellfyre Club
Associated acts Project Blowed, Nocando, Radioinactive, Daedelus, Loden, Daddy Kev, D-Styles, Nobody, Boom Bip, 2Mex, Milo, Open Mike Eagle, Hemlock Ernst
Website busdriverse.com[dead link]

Regan John Farquhar (born February 12, 1978), better known by his stage name Busdriver, is a rapper and producer from Los Angeles, California.[1] He has collaborated with rappers such as Myka 9, Nocando, 2Mex and Ellay Khule. His primary producers have been Daedelus, Boom Bip, Daddy Kev, Loden, Paris Zax, Omid and Nobody. He has also worked with D-Styles on two albums.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, Regan Farquhar was introduced to hip hop at an early age, his father Ralph Farquhar being the screenwriter for the 1985 film Krush Groove. He began rapping at age 9. By 13, he was part of the group 4/29, which was inspired by the 1992 Los Angeles riots. At 16, he joined the Project Blowed scene.[2]

Busdriver's solo album, Temporary Forever, was released in 2002.[3] He released Cosmic Cleavage on Big Dada in 2004.[4]

Busdriver released RoadKillOvercoat on Epitaph Records in 2007.[5] Another solo album, Jhelli Beam, was released on ANTI- in 2009.[6] He is the executive producer of Thirsty Fish's 2009 album Watergate.[7]

Busdriver released a free mixtape Computer Cooties in 2010.[8] He also started a band Physical Forms with Jeff Byron, who is a former member of The Mae Shi, in the same year.[9] Physical Forms released a split 7-inch single, Hoofdriver, with Deerhoof on Polyvinyl Records.[10] Another of Busdriver's projects is Flash Bang Grenada, a collaboration with the rapper Nocando. The duo released the debut album, 10 Haters, on Hellfyre Club in 2011.[11]

Busdriver's solo album, Beaus$Eros, was released on Fake Four Inc. in 2012.[12] He released the free EP, Arguments with Dreams, later that year.[13] In 2014, he released Perfect Hair on Big Dada.[14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • This Machine Kills Fashion Tips (2002)
  • Heavy Items Such as Books, Record Albums, Tools (2003)
  • Taxed Jumper Mix (2006)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live Airplane Food (2003) (with Daedelus)
  • Live Radio Concert (2004) (with 2Mex)

EPs[edit]

  • Arguments with Dreams (2012)

Singles[edit]

  • "Walking Dead" (2000)
  • "Get on the Bus" b/w "Everybody's Stylin'" (2001)
  • "Party Pooper" b/w "Buy One Style, Get Second Style Free" (2002)
  • "Imaginary Places" (2002)
  • "Touch Type" b/w "Winthorp & Winthorp" (2003) (with Radioinactive, as The Weather)
  • "Smart Buyer" (2004)
  • "Avantcore" (2005)
  • "Viacom Puppeteer" (2006)
  • "Kill Your Employer" (2006)
  • "Sun Shower" (2007)
  • "Ellen Disingenuous" (2008)
  • "Me-Time (With the Pulmonary Palimpsest)" (2009)
  • "I Did Crimes Behind Your Eyelids" b/w "On the Brink" (2010) (with Deerhoof)
  • "Leaf House" (2011)
  • "ATM" (2011)
  • "Superhands' Mantra" (2012)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Fat Jack - "Life or Death" and "Drive Safe" from Cater to the DJ (1999)
  • The Mind Clouders - "Upside Down 6" from Fake It Until You Make It (1999)
  • Daddy Kev - "Blowed Anthem" from Lost Angels (2001)
  • 2Mex - "Making Money Off God" from B-Boys in Occupied Mexico (2001)
  • Daedelus - "Quiet Now" from Invention (2002)
  • Omid - "Shock and Awe" from Monolith (2003)
  • Daedelus - "Girls" from The Quiet Party (2003)
  • Haiku D'Etat - "Transitions and Eras" from Coup de Theatre (2004)
  • TTC - "Latest Dance Craze" from Batards Sensibles (2004)
  • Daedelus - "Something Bells" from Something Bells (2004)
  • Shape Shifters - "American Idle" from Was Here (2004)
  • Mums the Word - "They Wanna Rap" from Constant Evolution (2005)
  • Onry Ozzborn - "Educated Guess" from In Between (2005)
  • SonGodSuns - "Minors into Fire" from Over the Counter Culture (2005)
  • Ellay Khule - "Dandylions" from Califormula (2005)
  • Subtitle - "Cray Crazy" from Young Dangerous Heart (2005)
  • DJ Z-Trip - "Take Two Copies" from Shifting Gears (2005)
  • Islands - "Where There's a Will There's a Whalebone" from Return to the Sea (2006)
  • Antimc - "Bellies Full of Rain" from It's Free, but It's Not Cheap (2006)
  • Scream Club - "Intoxicating" from Life of a Heartbreaker (2006)
  • Toca - "Hearts and Gold" from Toca (2007)
  • Rob Sonic - "Spy Hunter" from Sabotage Gigante (2007)
  • Edit - "Crunk De Gaulle" from Certified Air Raid Material (2007)
  • Reefer - "Crony Island" from Reefer (2008)
  • K-the-I??? - "Sabbath Faster" from Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (2008)
  • Moderat - "Beats Way Sick" from Moderat (2009)
  • Themselves - "Party Rap Sucks" from The Free Houdini (2009)
  • Myka 9 - "Chopper" from 1969 (2009)
  • Loden - "Self-Aware Wolf" (2010)
  • 2Mex - "Career Suicide for Dummies" and "AFC West" from My Fanbase Will Destroy You (2010)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Original Butterscotch Confection" from Unapologetic Art Rap (2010)
  • Nocando - "Two Track Mind" from Jimmy the Lock (2010)
  • Modeselektor - "Pretentious Friends" from Monkeytown (2011)
  • Thirsty Fish - "Grind It Out" from Watergate (2011)
  • Daedelus - "What Can You Do?" from Bespoke (2011)
  • Sole - "We Stay Eatin'" from Nuclear Winter Volume 2: Death Panel (2011)
  • Eligh & AmpLive - "L.A. Dreamers" from Therapy at 3 (2011)
  • Radioinactive - "Gypsy Shoe" from The Akashic Record (2012)
  • Dark Time Sunshine - "Look at What the Cat Did" from Anx (2012)
  • P.O.S - "Oh, Ouch" from We Don't Even Live Here (2012)
  • Myka 9 - "Enter the Slayer" from Gramophone (2012)
  • Abstract Rude - "The Media" from Dear Abbey (2012)
  • Kool A.D. - "Question Jam Answer" from 63 (2013)
  • Milo - "The Gus Haynes Cribbage League" from Things That Happen at Night (2013)
  • Lapalux - "Forlorn" (2013)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Degrassi Picture Day (Hellfyre Jackets)" from Sir Rockabye (2013)
  • Milo - "Red Oleanders" from Cavalcade (2013)
  • Loden - "About Busdriver with Colors" from The Star-Eyed Condition (2013)
  • Latyrx - "Close Your Eyes" from The Second Album (2013)
  • Armand Hammer - "New Museum" from Race Music (2013)
  • Ceschi - "Forgotten Forever" from Forgotten Forever (2014)
  • Shawn Lee - "Christophe" from Golden Age Against the Machine (2014)
  • Milo - "Argyle Sox" from A Toothpaste Suburb (2014)
  • Memory Man - "Live from Death Row" from Broadcast One (2015)
  • Prefuse 73 - "140 Jabs Interlude" from Rivington Não Rio (2015)
  • Abstract Rude - "Relay" from Keep the Feel: A Legacy of Hip Hop Soul (2015)
  • Eligh - "Get Like Me" from 80 Hrtz (2015)
  • Cavanaugh - "Typecast" from Time and Materials (2015)

Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kergan, Wade. "Busriver - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Ali, Reyan (3 February 2012). "Busdriver - Music - Interview - The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. 
  3. ^ Bush, John. "Temporary Forever - Busdriver". Allmusic. 
  4. ^ Collinson, Jamie (15 June 2004). "Cosmic Cleavage". XLR8R. 
  5. ^ Crock, Jason (1 February 2007). "Busdriver: RoadKillOvercoat". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ Cohen, Ian (12 June 2009). "Busdriver: Jhelli Beam". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ Feuer, Daiana (31 July 2009). "Busdriver: Worse Things Than The World Blowing Up". L.A. Record. 
  8. ^ Janak (5 October 2010). "Busdriver – Computer Cooties". Above Ground Magazine. 
  9. ^ Carnage, Sean (27 August 2010). "Let's get physical: Jeff Byron debuts post-Mae Shi music this Monday with Physical Forms". Sean Carnage. 
  10. ^ Breihan, Tom (1 October 2010). "New Release: Deerhoof and Physical Forms: Hoofdriver". Pitchfork Media. 
  11. ^ Martins, Chris (10 September 2010). "Exclusive: Busdriver and Nocando Form Alt-Rap Superduo, Flash Bang Grenada". LA Weekly. 
  12. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (13 March 2012). "Busdriver - Beaus$Eros". Exclaim!. 
  13. ^ Padula, David (21 September 2012). "Download Busdriver's New EP: 'Arguments With Dreams'". Prefix. 
  14. ^ Kivel, Adam (September 12, 2014). "Busdriver – Perfect Hair". Consequence of Sound. 

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