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Hyper­dub 10.1

The in­flu­ence of the late DJ Rashad, who died trag­i­cally last month, is all over this 10-year re­fur­bish­ment of the la­bel founded by Steve “Kode9” Good­man. Some of the Chicago DJ and pro­ducer’s most ki­netic re­leases found a home on Hyper­dub. So it’s apt, given his part in the story, that he’s in­cluded on this doc­u­ment of how the la­bel’s sound de­vel­oped from its ini­tial dub­step flush into some­thing far wider and deeper. You also get both long­stand­ing la­bel favourites such as Burial (whose Un­true al­bum pushed the im­print into the lime­light), LV and Kode9, as well as a rash of po­ten­tial fu­ture stars, in­clud­ing Flow­dan, with his deep, growl­ing bass on Am­bush. Mean­while, some of the best tracks, such as Cooly G’s It’s Se­ri­ous and Kode9 & The Spaceape’s Am I, act as re­minders to re­turn again to their in­di­vid­ual al­bums. Here’s to the next decade. hyper­

Hyper­dub Down­load: Cooly G, It’s Se­ri­ous; DJ Rashad, Let It Go

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