Sub-Culture 5 Year Anniversary

Published November 2, 2012 by subcultureshanghai


Sub-Culture 5th Anniversary feat. Kode9 (Hyperdub – UK)


Friday 16th November @ Dada Beijing – 206 GuLou Dong DaJie

Line Up: Kode9, Drunk Monk, Howie Lee, Sickstar

Entrance: 60rmb advance (available from and at Dada Beijing) – 80 on the door


Saturday 17th November @ The Shelter Shanghai – 5 YongFu Lu

Line Up: Kode9 (Hyperdub, UK), Acid Pony Club + TzuSing (live), dji with George Wyndham + Nick Muzyczka, Drunk Monk, Steven Lorenz, ChaCha, Didje, Ubec + guests

Entrance: 60rmb


For November’s Sub-Culture session, we excited to bring one of our annual Shanghai guests to Beijing for his first show since 2009, and to Shanghai for his 3rd outing with Sub-Culture – Hyperdub head honcho and master of sonic warfare – KODE9!!

Kode9 vibrates parts other DJs can only dream of. His DJ sets and radio shows helped spread the early dubstep sound internationally, but his sets now weave together a bass heavy mix of house, garage, dubstep, grime, footwork and hip hop.

Originally from Glasgow, but based in South London since 2000, Kode9 set up the record label Hyperdub in 2004, infamous for unleashing artists such as Burial (and countless others) on the world. He has recorded 2 albums of his own with vocalist Spaceape; Memories of Future (2006) and Black Sun (2010) and released 2 DJ mix compilation, Dubstep Allstars vol.3 (Tempa 2006) and DJ Kicks (K7 2011). Kode9 has also released tracks on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label, and remixed for Lee Scratch Perry for On U Sound, the Junior Boys for Domino, Battles for Warp, and Dabrye Feat. Doom for Ghostly. He has also worked extensively with China’s own ChaCha, releasing 2 12” singles and including 4 tracks on his latest album with Guizhou’s finest!

For 5years, he hosted the weekly Fwd>> show on Rinse FM, London’s leading pirate radio station, and was one of the rotating DJs at DMZ and Fwd>>, the seminal early dubstep nights in London. He now co-hosts the Hyperdub monthly show on Rinse FM with Scratcha DVA.

Kode9 has performed at Sonar Festival, Sonar Tokyo, Mutek, Glastonbury, Unsound, Melt and Coachella as well are gracing clubs nights across Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia & New Zealand and South Africa with his unique selection skills.

** We are also very excited and honored to have the one and only Optigram design the poster for our birthday. Optigram is responsible for some of modern electronic musics most iconic images, from the majority of the Hyperdub artwork, to the Warp Records, Planet Mu and XLR8R logos (and many others), Aphex Twin’s Drukqs album cover, Squarepusher’s Ultravisitor album cover, all the Harmonic 313 artwork and much, much more. You can see more of his work As usual, there will be a limited run of screenprints of this poster but we have a feeling they wont be around for long. Get in touch if you would like to reserve one**

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