News featuring Kode9

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’14 Sep 24 Wed

Wednesday 24th September

  • Hyperdub Announces Fourth Anniversary Comp, Includes Unreleased Burial Track

    After a year of celebration, esteemed electronic label Hyperdub is finally closing down its 10th anniversary celebration. However, before all is said and done, the UK imprint will gift us with one more roster-scouring compilation, Hyperdub 10.4. Due out November 4, the latest instalment once again taps the label's MVPs, including Kode9, Laurel Halo, Darkstar and Jessy Lanza. However, no doubt the biggest draw this time around will be an unreleased Burial track. The song from UK electronic hero starts off Hyperdub 10.4, but so far, the label has not revealed its title,...Read More

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’14 Sep 18 Thu

Thursday 18th September

’14 Sep 11 Thu

Thursday 11th September

  • Kode9 and the Spaceape Return for 'Killing Season' EP, Share New Video

    UK dubstep pioneer Kode9 (real name Steve Goodman) has been busy as the head of his Hyperdub imprint for the past few years, but he has now revealed plans for another collaborative effort with his long-running partner-in-musical-crime the Spaceape. Teaming up for the first time since 2011's Black Sun, the duo will return with an EP titled Killing Season on October 27 via Hyperdub. Speaking to The Fader, MC Spaceape revealed that he took a lyrics-first approach to this record and made a conscious effort to strip down certain tracks to allow the vocals to...Read More

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  • Kode9 and the Spaceape Deliver a Staunchly Secular Vision In "The Devil Is a Liar" Video

    Kode9's collaborator Spaceape talks movingly on faith and visual inspiration ahead of the release of the duo's new EP, Killing Season.


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’14 Aug 28 Thu

Thursday 28th August

  • Japanese Videogame Music Examined in New Red Bull Documentary Series Featuring Flying Lotus, Dizzee Rascal, Thundercat

    Japanese videogames have given us some the world's most beloved tunes — the Mario theme, anyone? — so it's about time that the country's gaming music was examined with a documentary. The Red Bull Music Academy will be doing just that with the six-part series Diggin' in the Carts. This will examine Japanese videogame music, tracing its evolution from the days of 8-bit up until the present day (although most of the emphasis is on early chiptune music). The series will include statements from the likes of Flying Lotus, Dizzee Rascal, Fatima Al Qadiri, Kode9, Havoc...Read More

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’14 Jul 24 Thu

Thursday 24th July

  • Hyperdub celebrating 10th anniversary with compilations; Kode9, Ikonika, DJ Spinn & others going on label tour (dates)

    DJ Spinn's set at Pitchfork 2014 (more by James Richards IV)

    Forward-thinking electronic label Hyperdub turns 10 this year and in celebration of that they're releasing four compilations, the first two of which are already out, featuring material from the label's artists including Burial, Jessy Lanza, Cooly G, the late DJ Rashad, Kuedo, DVA and more. Many Hyperdub artists will also be heading out on a label tour of North America which hits NYC on September 18 at Verboten with label founder Kode9, Scratcha DVA, DJ Spinn b2b Taso, Ikonika, Jubilee and Star Eyes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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’14 Jul 23 Wed

Wednesday 23rd July

  • Hyperdub Books North American 10th Anniversary Tour with Kode9, DJ Spinn

    Hyperdub has been celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and already released two compilation albums as part of the festivities. Now the British electronic label has added a North American fall tour to its anniversary plans. The outing, which runs for most of September, features a rotating cast of performers. Label founder Kode9 appears at all but one of the nights. Other artists appearing at numerous shows include DJ Spinn, Scratcha DVA and Taso; performers at just one or two shows are Ikonika, Mala and DJ Earl. In addition to a number of U.S. gigs, the tour will be hitting...Read More

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’14 May 1 Thu

Thursday 1st May

  • Montreal's Piknic Electronik Announces 2014 Season with Jamie xx, Kode9, Poirier

    In addition to traditional summer festivals, Montreal will be hosting its annual Piknic Electronik series this summer. This will consist of 23 weekly electronic shows on Sundays in the city's Parc Jean-Drapeau from May 18 to September 21. Performers across the months at the 12th annual event will include Jamie xx, Kode9, Poirier, Sébastien Léger, Daniel Avery, Misstress Barbara, Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb, Slow Hands, Leon Vynehall, Will Saul, Midland, Heidi, Mightykat, Miguel Graça, Mir, the One Tash, Joachim Pastor, Agoria, Oniris, Madben, Sonic Crew, Bobmo, French Fries, Manaré, Aleqs...Read More

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’14 Apr 16 Wed

Wednesday 16th April

  • The Playlist: Middle Eastern and North African music

    In the latest of our playlist series, John Doran discovers the best black metal, Mahraganat, ambient noise and deathly distortions spawning from Egypt, Iran, Niger, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon

    Electro Chaabi, aka Mahraganat, is the sound of young Egypt and is the single most exciting new music currently coming out of the working class suburbs of cities such as Cairo and Alexandria. There is a popular misconception that this music is the sound of the 2011 and 2013 Tahrir Square revolutions, but its lyrical concerns are mainly social and recreational rather than political. However, in the same way that growing access to social media helped youth groups to organise after 2008, adding to the effort which ultimately overthrew Hosni Mubarak; a lot of musicians took advantage of newly available internet access to get their hands on cracked copies of Acid Pro, FruityLoops and Auto-Tune helping to crystalize the Electro Chaabi…

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’14 Mar 27 Thu

Thursday 27th March

  • Hyperdub Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Compilation Series

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of British electronic label Hyperdub, and it will celebrate the occasion with four compilations. The first is called Hyperdub 10.1, and it will be out on May 19. This double-CD collection emphasizes the label's "dance floor dimension." The first disc includes new material from Kode9 & the Spaceape, Quarta 330, DJ Rashad, Kyle Hall, Kuedo, Mala and more. An announcement notes, "There will be a series of single and multi-artist EPs that splinter off from the first CD as well." The second disc compiles 17 dance cuts from Hyperdub's back...Read More

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