Squarepusher (Tom Jenkinson) is an English electronic musician, record producer, bassist, and DJ. His music spans several genres, including drum and bass, IDM, jazz, and electroacoustic music. His recordings are often typified by a combination of complex drum programming, live instrumental playing, and digital signal processing. Since 1995, he has recorded for Warp Records as well as smaller labels, including Rephlex Records. He is the brother of Andy Jenkinson aka Ceephax Acid Crew.
Big Loada is an EP by English electronic musician Squarepusher. It was released on 21 July 1997 by Warp in the United Kingdom. It was later released, with an expanded track listing, on 13 October 1998 by Nothing Records in the United States.
Big Loada served as Squarepusher’s fourth release on Warp in the United Kingdom, following the Port Rhombus EP, the “Vic Acid” single, and the album Hard Normal Daddy.
The Nothing Records issue of Big Loada has a rearranged track listing with additional tracks unavailable in the United States at the time. Warp had not opened their American division yet, and arranged to release some of their material through Nothing. The rearrangement of the tracks is to highlight the “Come On My Selector” video, directed by Chris Cunningham, and which was included on the re-release. Tracks 8, 9 and 10 make up the full Port Rhombus EP, Jenkinson’s first release on Warp. Tracks 11 and 12 are two B-sides to the “Vic Acid” single (although the G7000 mix of “Fat Controller” was not included on this release). This edition has modified cover artwork, as the prominent Warp Records logo had to be removed.