The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicreviews - JIM CAR­ROLL

Steve “Kode9” Good­man set up Hyper­dub as a web mag­a­zine, but it mor­phed into a la­bel that has re­leased some of the bet­ter elec­tronic al­bums of re­cent years. While pro­vid­ing a home for scene star Burial may be its chief call­ing card (and thus pro­vid­ing the la­bel with its dub­step ties), this com­pi­la­tion shows that Hyper­dub has many strings to its bow. A se­ries of broody, moody and evoca­tive sound­tracks for a metropo­lis by night, Hyper­dub’s out­put is wall to wall bass-booty for the mind. From this vault of fu­ture-funk, it’s the low-slung kinks of Los An­ge­les space-cadet Fly­ing Lo­tus, the wob­bly ex­per­i­ments from Zomby, Joker’s per­fectly cal­i­brated mo­men­tum, and the bit­ter­sweet ro­mance em­bed­ded in Dark­star’s swoon that war­rant the head­lines. www.hyper­

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