Joining us at the Pure Filth Bass Oasis this year at Coachella is KODE9, dubstep don extraordinaire who hand an early hand in the UK dubstep scene and runs the Hyperdub label. A Pure Filth favorite, Kode9 is influenced heavy by dub, reggae, dancehall and jungle and slings a fat mix of top-class tunes.
What’s a Kode9 show like? Check out this review from CultureMob:
Kode9 came from another level though. His beats seeped out of a haunted home, crawling out of the dark shadows and up onto the dance floor, grabbing our ankles and our brains. His set was a searching introspection of the state of human existence, an aural illumination of the nihilistic free-fall through modernity that no one can stop. Kode9′s music speaks to a place in the furthest reaches of our consciousness, to the deepest parts of our heads and our bodies that still recall the tens of thousands of years of evolution when we danced to heavy drum beats on the African savannah in celebration of a hunt or a birth or a death… It all goes back to the bass. Way back.
Kode9 goes there, with no reserves or apologies. He digs it up and lays it out raw and unfiltered. The wacky mix of minor chords and driving rhythms made me wish I was dancing in a back alley of London, full of trash and buck-toothed rats and bums and leaky boxes, embracing the dirtiness of human existence, squatting in a filthy warehouse and making soup on a single propane burner to share with my new, unbathed friends. Yeah. It was that grimey and that real.
Kode9’s music makes you embrace the dark side of human nature, the evil emperor within us all- a welcome out-breath. Dancing last night my knees just bent deeper and deeper until I was practically in the final stanzas of “Shout” (get a little bit softer now); perhaps it was my subconscious effort to get closer to the earth, the roots, the black dog within me. It worked.
HEAR KODE9 MASSACRE MINDS ON THE PURE FILTH SOUND SYSTEM AT COACHELLA 2011
KODE9 PLAYS THE PURE FILTH BASS OASIS AT COACHELLA 2011 ON SUNDAY, APRIL 17 FROM 7PM-8PM