Album · 2010 · 31 Songs. DJ-Kicks: Kode9 Kode9. Listen on Apple Music.
Both artists have defined a recent era of UK electronic music-Kode9 with the output of his Hyperdub label, and Burial with his beloved 2007 album Untrue. The idea of them working together on Fabriclive 100 is obviously intriguing. Both are fiercely original artists. Tasked with such a landmark mix, what kind of mind-bending thing would they come up with? The results are indeed mind-bending, if not quite in the way we might have hoped.
Kode9 DJs often; between his club sets and his label curation, his tastes are well known. He favors jagged syncopations and cutting percussion, but even at their toughest, his selections are generally playful. Burial, on the other hand, is more of a blank slate. Since he doesn’t DJ professionally, and since his morose music sounds so uniquely like itself, it’s hard to anticipate what he might bring to the table that doesn’t sound like, well, more Burial. And despite the two men’s close relationship, their styles differ in important ways: Kode9 is all muscle; Burial is all atmosphere
Biography by Jason Birchmeier. Hyperdub label head, DJ, and producer who championed several strains of underground dance music; frequently collaborated with Spaceape. Overview . Biography . Discography .
Although born in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, Kode9 is genetically a junglist. He started DJing in 1990 at the age of 16, playing a fusion of reggae, breaks, hip hop, jazz, funk and house. He was subsequently swept up by the emergence of the breakbeat hardcore, jungle and drum’n’bass scenes, and has been rinsin’ breaks, ragga chat and bubblin’ basslines ever since. DJing across the UK during the 90s, from Edinburgh, to Coventry, Kode9 migrated to London in 1997, suffering infection to darker strains of the emergent 2step garage scene.
Memories Of The Future by Kode9, released 05 November 2015 1. Glass 2. Victims 3. Backward 4. Nine 5. Curious 6. Portal 7. Addiction 8. Sine 9. Correction 10. Kingstown 11. Samurai 12. Bodies 13. Lime 14. Quantum. Kenneth Sabalo Extracts from this album served as my introduction to dubstep, a music that's informed a lot of my creativity over the years.