Kode9 (AKA Steve Goodman) is a DJ/Producer, artist and writer.
Goodman set up the record label Hyperdub in 2004, and in 2019 the sub label Flatlines to focus on audio essays and sonic fiction.
From 2017, he co-curated Hyperdub’s monthly event series Ø, and has produced numerous installations—his sound designs have also been presented as part of the Hyundai commission at the Tate Modern (2018) and the Barbican ‘AI: More than Human’ in London (2019).
He has recorded 3 albums, 2 with the late vocalist The Spaceape; Memories of Future (2006) and Black Sun (2010), and a solo album, Nothing (2015). He has compiled 4 DJ mix compilations, Dubstep Allstars vol.3 (Tempa 2006), DJ Kicks (K7 2011) and Rinse 22 (Rinse 2013), and in 2018, Fabric 100 with Burial. In additional to his record label Hyperdub, he has also released tracks on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label, Soul Jazz and Rinse and remixed for Mr. Fingers, Lee Scratch Perry, the Junior Boys, Battles and Dabrye/MF Doom among others.
“A dubstep trailblazer who laid the foundations for forward-thinking UK club music in the twenty-first century” – the Quietus
‘for all the academic resonances of Kode9 and his various projects – the talk of hyperstition, accelerationism and psychogeography – the thing that has always been central to the best of his music, and indeed much of the most enduring Hyperdub output, has been the very physical feeling of sociality that courses through it. This is music you can feel, and that’s best experienced in the middle of a thronging dancefloor.” – Loud & Quiet