The original stable of the British dubstep scene that evolved out of UK Garage, Hyperdub has consistently been pushing boundaries and curating a soundtrack to a distinctly urban, after hours cityscape. Founded by Steve Goodman (Kode9), the label has been at the global forefront of electronic music for 10 years, and for the first time we present three of their most important artists together in Russia. Hyperdub was formed to bring together the exciting new sound that became known as dubstep – a sound that amplified the resonance of urban Britain as heard at seminal nights such as FWD>>, taking the rhythms of UK Garage and 2-step, combined with dub reggae influences and deep sub-bass.
Over the last decade, Hyperdub has been home to the likes of Burial, Cooly G, Zomby and Mark Pritchard, and in this special celebration marking the label’s 10th anniversary, founder Kode9 invites a handpicked selection of artists to perform from Hyperdub’s unparalleled stable.
Known for his groundbreaking collaborations with the (sadly late) MC Spaceape in Memories of the Future and Black Sun, Kode9’s sound takes influences from dub reggae and UK Hardcore, and his debut release, Sine of the Dub is a hallmark Hyperdub release.
Ikonika mixes synth-laden melodies with off-kilter beats and drum patterns and strange song structures, creating music that is surprising and captivating. With influences stretching across the classic Warp / IDM sound and chiptune, Ikonika brings a technicolour interpretation to the dubstep sound.
Scratcha DVA has come to define the brighter Hyperdub sound. With a diverse production style, DVA’s work can span dark, midnight dubstep through to dancefloor-raising UK Funky and hard grime – often on the very same release. His sound was best captured in 2012’s Pretty Ugly LP, a record that demonstrated a wide range of influences, including a distinct futuristic take on R&B vocals.
Presented by FutureEverything and British Council Russia in association with Plums Fest.
Due to events beyond our control, Hyperdub Showcase will no longer take place at Solyanka. It will now be presented at Plums Fest, Museum of Moscow. Time, date and pricing remain unchanged.
Tickets: 500 RUB. Available on the door and via Plums Fest.