If you aren’t from Chicago, chances are slim you’d ever heard of footwork before Planet Mu introduced it to the world with its Bangs & Works compilations. The hyperspeed strain of ghetto house has a long history, though, dating back to the late 1990s. RP Boo, sometimes Arpebu, is credited as the creator of the […]
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 […]
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. […]
The Year in Hyperdub, 2012 December 11, 2012
Since its inception in 2004, Steve Goodman aka Kode9’s Hyperdub has been a locus of atom-smashing and inventive electronic music. 2012 was a banner year for Hyperdub, with major releases from label stalwarts like Burial and Cooly G and exciting work from up-and-comers like Laurel Halo and Walton alike. These are some of the choice […]
LV feat Okmalumkoolkat: Sebenza (Hyperdub 2012) from Hyperdub on Vimeo. Son Raw slam boom bang like African drums. Fun fact: I’ve interviewed more Hyperdub artists than any other label (Kode9 interview dropping soon). You’d think that would make me unable to critically assess the their output and maybe that’s true: I get unnaturally defensive or […]