News featuring Kode9

The following news stories mention Kode9. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 8 hours ago.

’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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’14 Mar 26 Wed

Wednesday 26th March

  • Ben Frost releasing 'A U R O R A' (feat. Greg Fox & Thor Harris), contributing to Unsound Fest + more (dates, streams)

    Avant-garde composer Ben Frost will release his new album, A U R O R A, on May 27. Like his previous work, it's ambient but you'd be hard pressed to call it mellow. There's a lot of tension here, which cracks open into bursts of noise. The record features former Liturgy drummer Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily (who both just played Ecstatic Music Fest with Colin Stetson), and Thor Harris of Swans/Shearwater. You can stream "Venter" from the album, as well as an LP trailer, below.

    While Ben hasn't announced any A U R O R A performances in North America yet, he does a have a few projects happening on our shores. He contributed sounds to an installation called "Ephemera" that will be on display at NYC's Audio Visual Arts Gallery in the East Village from March 31 - April 6. Part of the Unsound Festival, the project…

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’14 Mar 20 Thu

Thursday 20th March

’14 Mar 19 Wed

Wednesday 19th March

  • Tim Hecker, Kode9 and Ben Frost Want You to Smell like "Drone," "Bass" and "Noise" via Avant-Perfume Project

    Ready to send your senses on a synesthetic journey, the Unsound Festival has announced an upcoming installation in New York will pair up soundscapes from electronic artists Tim Hecker, Kode9 and Ben Frost with a series of tailored scents. The festival's "Ephemera" project premieres March 31 at New York's Audio Visual Arts, with the musicians' respective sound pieces being complemented by conceptual perfumer Geza Schoen's scents. Hecker's piece is called "Drone," Kode9's is titled "Bass" and Frost contributes "Noise." Each pairing of perfume and sound piece will be delivered at various...Read More

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’14 Feb 17 Mon

Monday 17th February

  • Pitchfork Festival 2014 lineup announced (Neutral Milk Hotel, Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Slowdive, Sun Kil Moon, Giorgio Moroder, Grimes & more)

    Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago's Union Park from July 18-20 and the lineup was just announced. It includes Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Slowdive (their first reunion show in the US so far), Giorgio Morder, Sun Kil Moon, Factory Floor, Death Grips, the Haxan Cloak, Sharon Van Etten, tUnE-yArDs, The Julie Ruin, Grimes, Wild Beasts, DIIV, Ka, Circulatory System, Pusha T, The Range, Mas Ysa and more TBA. Tickets are on sale now.

    In related news, Pitchfork is teaming up with ATP and Primavera Sound for London's Jabberwocky Festival which includes Neutral Milk Hotel, Electric Wizard, Deafheaven, Kode9, Earth, Pissed Jeans, Connan Mockasin, The Ex, Speedy Ortiz, Iceage, Vatican Shadow, Joanna Gruesome, Metz, Jesu, Chelsea Wolfe, Hookworms and more.

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Monday 23rd December

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Wednesday 21st August

’13 Aug 8 Thu

Thursday 8th August

  • Kode9 Talks Jessy Lanza's Jeremy Greenspan-Produced Hyperdub Debut, New DJ Rashad Full-Length

    At first glance, Kode9's connection to Canada seems pretty tenuous. Yet the Hyperdub boss was the first person to give Hamilton, ON's Junior Boys a step up in 2001 by posting a couple of their tracks on his website and then remixing their song "Double Shadow" in 2007. Now, he's rekindling that connection by releasing Pull Back My Hair, the debut album by Jessy Lanza, co-produced by head Junior Boy Jeremy Greenspan. The LP drops via Hyperdub on September 10. "I'm very excited about it," Kode9 (a.k.a. Steve Goodman) tells Exclaim! "It's the first time [Hyperdub] has done a more...Read More

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’13 Jul 22 Mon

Monday 22nd July

  • A Guy Called Gerald playing Cameo after Warm Up

    As mentioned, UK acid house/techno legend A Guy Called Gerald -- whose 1988 single "Voodoo Ray" was a massive hit in the UK and Europe -- will be in town next weekend for MoMA PS1's Warm Up (7/27), where he'll performing on a bill that also includes Ben UFO, Majical Cloudz, Daniel Avery, and Roosevelt. Tickets are still available.

    If you'd rather catch AGCG somewhere slightly less sweaty (or without the posibility of thunderstorms), that night A Guy Called Gerald will play late show at Cameo (doors at midnight). Turtle Bugg and Evan Michael are also on the bill. Tickets are $10 but you can get reduced $7 admission before 1 AM with RSVP.

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