After 3 years in operation, Hyperdub is about to launch its record label, featuring productions by Kode9 and vocals by newcomer Daddi Gee. Kode9 set up the South London based www.hyperdub.com project in 2001 to track emergent strains of Jamaican influenced electronic music in London. The website published the first and longest in depth interviews with London’s key underground artists ranging from Ms. Dynamite to Dizzee Rascal and Wiley Kat, from Horsepower to the Bug and Plasticman. Kode9 developed the project in tandem with Ammunition Promotions’ [who run labels like Bingo, Tempa, Road, Texture. . .] www.dubplate.net, a website with a global cult following earned from showcasing dubstep, grime, breakbeat and broken beats dubplates months before their release.

Kode9 has followed the freshest wave of the hyperdub virus into the 21st century, a mutating sound, as much influenced by Jamaican dub and dancehall, dub techno/microhouse as London’s jungle, drum’n’bass and uk garage scenes. He is currently pushing a distinctly South London sound, playing a mixture of dancehall influenced bass heavy post-garage, variously known as dubstep, and grime. In 2000-2001, kode9 promoted the Hyperdub sessions at the Bug Bar in Brixton, South London, one of the first nights to push the dubstep vibe, featuring guests like Horsepower’s Benny ill.