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Kode9 is another in the long list of producers who have successfully achieved a dubstep trifecta - playing out at FWD>>, a DJ on Rinse.FM and an artist on his own Hyperdub label
Now based in London, Glaswegian Steve Goodman is an academic. His PhD in philosophy has lead him to lecture in media production and run a master's program in Sonic Culture. While not as strict about his anonymity as label mate Burial, Goodman said would hear his students discussing his radio show from the previous night – oblivious that the DJ was taking the class…
Goodman's roots are in jungle, drum and bass and dancehall, all worming their way into his solo tunes and collaborations with MC The Spaceape. Recent releases such as Bad/2 Bad and Black Sun/2 Far Gone have shown him setting course for lighter, funky territories whilst still retaining his dark, paranoid sonic outlook.
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Ketamine: Depending on what you read, the narcotic of choice for the dubstep and wonky scenes. Here's what The Guardian's Simon Reynolds had to say. And here's Zomby's response. What do we think? Just say neigh!