According to reports from clubland, Hyperdub label boss Kode9 isn't sticking strictly to dubstep these days when playing out. Sets in Europe, according to our friends at Resident Advisor, have veered into that ill-described new musical movement known as “wonky” (a style that may or may not be named after ketamine), which blends trip-hop and 8-bit sounds, both of which have made their way into Kode9's sets.
Wonky or not, he'll probably be taking these new elements with him when he flies Stateside this month for a handful of North American shows. He’ll play two California performances with Flying Lotus before a doing few solo dates in major U.S. cities. This trip will also mark his first spot at Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder event. Perhaps he's incorporating those new musical styles into his set to prepare for his upcoming appearance at Coachella, not exactly a typical dubstep destination (though Hyperdub taking over indie rock land would make for an interesting experiment).
Catch him at one of these dates:
0/09 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
04/10 Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex *
04/11 San Francisco, CA - Mighty *
04/14 Chicago, IL - Sonotheque
04/15 Boston, MA - Good Life
04/16 New York, NY - Brainfeeder @ Love
04/17 New York, NY - American Museum of Natural History
04/18 Indio, CA - Coachella
* = w/ Flying Lotus
Photo by Georgina Cook.