JK Rowling recorded two dubstep albums as Burial
HARRY Potter author JK Rowling has been revealed as the enigmatic dubstep producer Burial.
The 50-year-old recorded two albums of gritty, introspective dubstep under the name Burial while also writing the Harry Potter books. She was nominated for a Mercury Music Award but didn’t turn up.
Rowling said: “I just hear beats in my head all the time. Bom-ka bom-ka, bom-ka bom-ka, bom-ka, like that.
“My label advised me to keep my identity secret because dance music producers aren’t supposed to look like assistant headmistresses.”
She added: “I only wrote Harry Potter because I was trying to get enough money together for studio equipment and a better laptop.
“The studio I’ve got now is insanely pimped out. It’s in my house so I can smoke in it and everything.”
Raver Nikki Hollis said: “I was certain I saw JK Rowling DJing at a Dalston warehouse party in 2011.
“She had her hooded top pulled right up but you could see it was her, the police turned up to bust the party but she gave them £8 million in cash, just out of her pocket, to go away.
“I was like, ‘Are you JK Rowling?’ and she replied ‘No, you’re just off your head, go and dance’.”
54-year-old Harry Potter fan Stephen Malley said: “As a Rowling completist, the diversity of her career is getting exhausting.
“I already had to wade through The Casual Vacancy, now I’ve got to stay up all night at raves, taking drugs and ruining my hearing.”