After watching some of the early releases from this comp make it to the retail shelves as vinyl only, I was pleased to finally see Hyperdub 5's general CD/digital release finally make it out to stores as well .
For those who are reasonably au fait with w/ Hyperdub's catalog will see this as a way to keep with the cause, and championing this small electronic indie from humble beginnings. But for those who latterly have been opening up to more dubstep/experimental, this is undoubtedly a great way to collect some classics/back catalog as well as exclusives to suddenly jolt your iTunes library into some double time bass bizness.
From Burial, Kode 9, Joker, Mala, Samiyam and loads of others, Hyperdub treats us to varied tempos and styles, anthems that have been shaking bass bins from the better part of this imprints history. All the previously released gems are features on the 2nd of this duplex. The 1st disc however, thrills us entirely with exclusives and unreleased material.
Track listing is as follows:
King Midas Sound - 'Meltdown'
Kode9 & the Spaceape feat. Cha Cha - 'Time Patrol'
Darkstar - 'Aidys Girl's a Computer'
Samiyam - 'Roller Skates'
Flying Lotus - 'Disco Balls'
Black Chow - 'Purple Smoke'
Cooly G - 'Weekend Fly'
Zomby - 'Tarantula'
Martyn - 'Mega Drive Generation'
LV feat. Dandelion - 'Turn Away'
Mala - 'Level Nine'
LD - 'Shake It'
Quarta 330 - 'Bleeps from Outer Space'
Ikonika - 'Sahara Michael'
Joker & Ginz - 'Stash'
Kode9 - '9 Samurai'
Burial - 'South London Boroughs'
Kode9 & LD - 'Bad'
The Bug feat. Warrior Queen - 'Money Honey' rmx
LV feat. Erol Bellot- 'Globetrotting'
Burial - 'Distant Lights'
The Specials - 'Ghost Town' - (Kode9 & Spaceape version)
Kode9 & the Spaceape - 'Fukkaz'
Samiyam - 'Return'
Darkstar - 'Need You'
Zomby 'Spliff Dub' - Rustie Rmx
Ikonika - 'Please'
Zomby - 'Kaliko'
2000F & J Kamata - You Don't Know What Love Is
Joker - Digidesign
Quarta 330 - '9 Samurai rmx'
In any case, 32 bangers to go through but allow me to highlight just a few to cajole you into the grabbing this collection. One of the exclusive bangers is from friend of Hyperdub, Flying Lotus, who delivers a banger that would make the most sedentary fan jump off his feet. As well, form the 2nd disc comes a classic from the youngest in charge, Joker. Regardless, there are 30 other joints all worthy of a plug, but this comp is one to keep in the library. Fa sho. Now, enjoy.
Disco Balls by Flying Lotus
Digidesign by Joker
Aiight. High 5!