News featuring Kode9

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’14 Oct 4 Sat

Saturday 4th October

  • The Spaceape's Passing, KEN Mode's 'Success' and Roger Waters' Pink Floyd Clarification in Our News Roundup

    The modern world moves at a frighteningly fast pace. So if you're feeling guilty for being a bit out of touch, don't. After all, our news roundup will get you back on top of things in jiff.

    As always, it was a busy week in music, with both a mix of good news and bad. On the positive front, we got word of a pile of new projects this week, including new albums from Canadian noise titans KEN Mode, Mike Patton and Anthony Pateras and Wu-Tang Clan, who revealed their anticipated A Better Tomorrow is headed our way via a nifty little portable speaker.

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’14 Oct 3 Fri

Friday 3rd October

  • Kode9 collaborator The Spaceape, RIP

    The Spaceape (real name Stephen Samuel Gordon), who you may know as the vocalist on Hyperdub founder Kode9's influential 2006 album Memories of the Future and its 2011 followup Black Sun, has sadly passed away after battling cancer. Hyperdub posted the following to Facebook:

    We are devastated to announce that on Thursday 2nd October, Stephen Samuel Gordon aka The Spaceape, vocalist, poet and live performer, passed away peacefully after a 5 year struggle with a rare form of cancer.

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’14 Oct 2 Thu

Thursday 2nd October

  • Hyperdub MC Spaceape Sadly Dies After Cancer Battle

    The UK MC and frequent collaborator of Kode9 has passed away.


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  • Kode9 Collaborator the Spaceape Dies

    It's a sad day for electronic music, as vocalist Stephen Samuel Gordon — known to fans as the Spaceape — has passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer. This tragic news comes via Hyperdub Records. The label posted a message on Facebook explaining that Gordon died today (October 2) of what's said to be "a five-year struggle with a rare form of cancer." The Spaceape was perhaps best known for his frequent collaborations with Hyperdub boss Kode9. Their latest EP, Killing Season, came out just last week. Throughout his career, the Spaceape also worked with...Read More

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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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