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Kode9 Feat. The Spaceape*Dubstep Allstars: Vol.03

Label:Tempa – TEMPACD 005
Series:Dubstep Allstars – 3
Format:
CD, Mixed
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Dubstep

Tracklist

1Kode99 Samurai2:37
2Pressure (9)Dem A Bomb We
VocalsWarrior Queen
2:17
3GeeneusYou Know2:01
4Digital MystikzHaunted1:45
5SkreamI
RemixLoefah
3:00
6D1Bamboo2:51
7SkreamGroovin'2:14
8Digital MystikzNew Life Baby Paris1:41
9CalendaForever2:38
10Digital MystikzHeartless Ninja1:52
11Skream08002:23
12Digital MystikzMolten2:54
13SkreamTortured Soul2:12
14Digital MystikzIntergalactic1:05
15LoefahRufage1:18
16DJ KraveMinor Skank1:12
17N-TypeWay Of The Dub2:56
18SkreamColourful1:35
19BengaMammoth
RemixPlasticman
0:49
20Random TrioHaunted
RemixCyrus (9)
3:19
21SkreamKorma1:45
22D1ET1:43
23PlasticmanUnhappy Shopper1:42
24BlackdownDis/East1:24
25GeiomOvernight Biscuits2:37
26D1Cocaine3:06
27Random TrioRebel2:21
28BurialPrayer1:47
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Credits

Notes

Track 3 is incorrectly titled 'You Know Me'.
Track 15 is incorrectly titled 'Ruffage'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5030094123021
  • Matrix / Runout: TEMPACD5 100000 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV81
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI KA02

Reviews

  • phuriphonics's avatar
    phuriphonics
    If you are a follower of Hyperdub and it's ethos then you'll know that they have a thing about 'the virus', a sort of meta musical/sound infection, and allusions have often been made to noise and sound as weapons or their potential as weapons.
    Well with these notions in mind it would be fair to say that Kode9, or Dr Steve Goodman to his pupils expounds these theories in his Dubstep Allstars 3 assault. Dubplates are his ammunition, Technics are his weapons, Spaceape is his Sergeant Major and their mission is to Infect and spread the Dubstep virus, which on this CD they do with the skill and dexterity of seasoned sonic soldiers.
    Kode9's mixing is confident and fast, as most tunes air for approximately 1 or 2 minutes, but the mix doesn't feel rushed at all. It reminds me a little of Jeff Mills approach to mixing whereby the 'best' parts of tracks are used as opposed to giving each tune a full rinsing. This means that the tracks themselves become elements in an overall framework, like the hexagons stitched together on a football: individual pieces that help to maintain structure of a larger object/achievement.
    Digital Mystikz are the most prominent producers featured on the mix and their tribal/rootsy/riddem take on Dubstep works well for Kode9 who favours a more rhythmical approach to the genre (as can be heard throughout his own body of productions).
    Highlights on the mix include:
    D1's Bamboo - such a hauntingly beautiful piece of music and probably the best thing he's ever done.
    Digital Mystikz - Heartless Ninja. Can't believe this is the DMZ boys as it's so Grimey. Bouncy bassline, sinister breathing samples and stark claps and snares - really special.
    Intergalactic mixed into Rufage into Minor Skank - an amazing section that's really bass driven and physical as hell.
    Overall the whole mix is a triumph and really goes some way in showing the variety and versatility of Dubstep.

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