Hyperdub at 10 June 10, 2014
Son Raw is celebrating his 30th anniversary. There was no better place than Fabric to celebrate Hyperdub’s 10th anniversary. It was a little rude – half the people in attendance were seemingly there to pull or get off their heads, a little intense – the bass in room 2 threatened to disembowel more than a […]
Son Raw just hit 500 followers. He’d like to thank the academy. He’s also lazy at recruiting followers. Like Mr. T, I pity the fool who attempts to categorize the madness put out by Hyperdub at any given moment. Kode9 is busy confounding European tastes by combining Juke with Trap, DJ Rashad and Spinn are […]
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Jessy Lanza’s Analog Charms September 11, 2013
Son Raw might have a schoolboy crush here. Pop eats everything, but that means anyone can co-opt pop. Pull My Hair back, the debut album by Hamilton Ontario’s Jessy Lanza could be categorized as 80s revival, alt R&B, Post-Dubstep and half a dozen other subgenres. But at the end of the day it’s a pop […]
Adam Wray is in Berlin. As S. Combs once said: you can hate him now. It’s a wonderful time to be an avid footwork fan. As the 15-year plus genre matures and its popularity grows globally, its core artists are pushing the sound upwards and outwards while settling deeper into their own unique styles. DJ […]
DJ Rashad gives no fucks June 17, 2013
Son Raw bumps jams like this before breakfast. I have just been informed that DJ Rashad, in fact, gives no fucks. This goes against previous counts that placed the number of fucks given as slightly higher than zero, so we should all breathe a sigh of relief now that this egregious error has been corrected. […]
Adam Wray also likes Coney. Detroit’s Kyle Hall may only be 21, but the mix he’s assembled for Resident Advisor’s podcast is veteran’s work. No surprise for heads who’ve been paying attention – Hall was 16 when his first 12″ was released on Omar-S’ FXHE imprint. Since then, Hall’s put out a steady stream of […]
Son Raw wrote this while sipping a Singha. Bass music intellect Kode9’s latest single, “Xinfu Lu,” is ostensively named after a Shanghai clubbing street. Pardon my skepticism, but after spending the past few months in South-East Asia, I doubt any club on the continent is ready for this. In fact, it’d be a hard sell in […]
The Essential Kode9 Mixes February 21, 2013
Look, I don’t have time to delve into the eight hours of classic Kode9 mixes that the Hyperdub don placed on his Soundcloud earlier this morning. The Jerry Buss Memorial live-stream is on and Magic Johnson is set to deliver a poignant speech about the great times and women that he and the former Laker […]
These haters can’t hold Son Raw back. You’ve gotta love Hyperdub. It would be all too easy to sit back and count stacks every time Burial drops a new single, but so far, the label has all but avoided the easy path, searching far and wide for artists as likely to confound as to engage. […]
Adam Wray skipped work to write this. Listen to any two consecutive Burial releases and you’ll hear similar sounds and structures. Spin his 2007 debut after “Truant/Rough Sleeper“and the changes in his sound become more apparent. His latest 12″ marks an exciting new stage in his perpetual bloom. It’s his most unpredictable work to date, […]