The godfather of dubstep, and founder of the acclaimed Hyperdub label, Kode9 is an electronic music artist, DJ and sound philosopher who has been a champion of contemporary underground dance music movements such as footwork. It would be quite the challenge to find a more important representative of underground club culture in the last 15 years.
One of the founding members of the early dubstep scene, Steve Goodman (aka Kode9) recorded seminal albums Memories of the Future’ (2006) and ‘Black Sun’ (2011) with the late and inimitable vocal talent The Spaceape. In 2015 he released his latest album ‘Nothing’, followed by the ‘Fabriclive 100’ mix created together with Hyperdub visionary Burial. Goodman´s Hyperdub started first as a webzine in 2000 before evolving four years later into a music label, playing important role in establishing new and fresh sounds.
Kode9 discovered and signed artists such as Burial, Zomby, Fatima Al Qadiri and Laurel Halo, moving from the bass-heavy sounds of early dubstep towards UK funky and footwork. Today the label hosts diverse portfolio of artists working in the field of experimental club music that includes AYA, Lee Gamble, and Loraine James: all performing at this year’s Lunchmeat. Kode9 is also an acclaimed sound theoretician, having released Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear, a book exploring the uses of acoustic force and how it affects entire populations.