9 Samurai

Now coming up to it's fifth birthday Hyperdub has grown to be one of the best labels of the decade and far more than just a dubstep label. With an impressive roster which includes Burial,Joker,Zomby, LV, Cooly G to name a few (I will blog about all of them at some stage) it is the labels founder and boss Kode 9 released his debut album "Memories of a Future" in 2006 which is the topic of the blog today. The second album which was released on Hyperdub is a collaboration with vocalist the Space Ape weaves it's way through 14 tracks with haunting and heavy and dark vocal by the Space Ape over the top. It's an album that has got heavy rotation on my i-pod over the past few years and explores Kode 9s love of 2-step garage and drum and bass to create a minimal masterpiece. Check out one of my favorite cuts from this album on the link below. And if you see anything on the Hyperdub label just buy it!!!

Kode 9 and Space Ape - Nine Samurai