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Kode9

Kode9 (born Steve Goodman in Glasgow, Scotland) is a leading figure in the South London Dubstep scene. As a producer and DJ he most known for his collaborations with MC The Spaceape (aka Daddi Gee). He is also the founder of the pioneering UK label Hyperdub. From the label's early stages he was sniffing out fresh dubstep mutations - in 2006, he signed Burial, an artist who would become one of the decade's most influential producers. Along with Pinch, Kode9 was one of the few producers at the dawn of Dubstep not from Croydon.

Inspired by jungle, dub, drum and bass and the then em ...read more

Kode9 (born Steve Goodman in Glasgow, Scotland) is a leading figure in the South London Dubstep scene. As a producer and DJ he most known for his collaborations with MC The Spaceape (aka Daddi Gee). He is also the founder of the pioneering UK label Hyperdub. From the label's early stages he was sniffing out fresh dubstep mutations - in 2006, he signed Burial, an artist who would become one of the decade's most influential producers. Along with Pinch, Kode9 was one of the few producers at the dawn of Dubstep not from Croydon.

Inspired by jungle, dub, drum and bass and the then emerging 2step garage scene (referred to as the "hardcore continuum"), Kode9 released his first tune ‘99 on Katasonix and in 2000-2001 he hosted the Hyperdub sessions in London, probably the first club night to push the dubstep sound. 2002 saw the release of the seminal “Fat Larry’s Skank” on Tempa, followed by “Babylon” on Tempa and tracks on Rephlex’ “Grime 2” comp in 2004. Since then he founded Hyperdub, released two albums and was featured on mix series such as Dubstep Allstars and DJ Kicks. He was also a FWD>> resident and hosted a weekly show on Rinse. Hyperdub turned ten in 2014, and looking back on their discography, it's striking to consider the impact the artists they've signed have made on the scene. Zomby, The Bug/King Midas Sound, DJ Rashad, Joker, Laurel Halo, Jessy Lanza, Cooly G and Hype Williams are just some of the singular acts Goodman has brought to the world.

Goodman's personal development has extended across a number of disciplines. His own music has continually absorbed emergent styles, such as UK funky and footwork, while referencing jungle, grime, hip-hop and dub, the cornerstones of his sound. Away from the dance floor, Goodman has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Warwick and is part of Her Ghost, a collaborative film-sound performance project, and AUDiNT, a research team that explores "the historical and fictitious relationship between sound and warfare." Goodman has written a book on the subject, Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear, and has lectured on music culture at the University of East London. « hide

Similar Bands: Kode9 and the Spaceape, Digital Mystikz, Loefah, Horsepower Productions, Terror Danjah

EPs
Uh/Ok
06/01/2013

Xingfu Lu/Kan
04/01/2013

3.5
1 Votes
Black Sun/2 Far Gone
2009

Compilations
RA.400
2014

3.8
2 Votes
Rinse: 22
05/20/2013

DJ-Kicks: Kode9
2010

Fact Mix 156
2010

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