The lead 12″ from Kode9 and Spaceape’s forthcoming album ‘Black Sun’ has just dropped into the record shops, with the stunning ‘Otherman’ backed with ‘Love Is The Drug’ feat ChaCha- two deadly tracks from the superb follow up to 2006’s ‘Memories Of The Future’!!
‘Hyperdub’s head honcho serves a first taster of his forthcoming ‘Black Sun’ LP with two mystikal entries featuring Space Ape and Cha Cha. Furthering his new, up-stepping sound from the ’09 single ‘Black Sun’, A-side ‘Otherman’ sails in on signature, wheezing melodica surrounded by melting synth drones before Tech-stepped swing drums and cone-imploding subs suck the air from the room, perhaps explaining Spaceape’s breathless, distanced vocal. Flipside, ‘Love Is The Drug’ introduces Cha Cha, an MC/Singer from Guizhou, China and in possession of a superbly sultry, spectral delivery, over a sleeker, heavy rolling riddim matched with melancholy synthlines twisted into mournful cadences. It’s standardly moody Kode 9 business and a class tease for the album (which is absolutely ace, as it goes). Really into this – highly recommended.’