Burial (UK dubstep)
Legal name: William Bevan
William Emmanuel Bevan, known by his recording alias Burial, is an electronic recording artist from South London. Drawing inspiration from 90's UK rave music and pirate radio culture, Bevan was the first artist to sign to Kode9's electronic label Hyperdub. Initially remaining anonymous behind his pseudonym, he first received widespread recognition for the release of his eponymous debut album in 2006; it was awarded album of the year by The Wire in addition to garnering accolades from the wider music press.
Burial's second album, Untrue, was released to critical acclaim in 2007, and was the second-highest rated album of that year according to aggregate site Metacritic. In 2008, Bevan's identity was revealed by The Independent. In recent years, he has gone on to collaborate with artists such as Four Tet, Massive Attack, and Thom Yorke in addition to having released a series of acclaimed long-form EPs.