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Kode9 Feat. The Spaceape - Dubstep Allstars: Vol.03 FLAC album

Performer: Kode9 Feat. The Spaceape
Genre: Electronic
Title: Dubstep Allstars: Vol.03
Country: UK
Released: 20 Mar 2006
Style: Dubstep
Label: Tempa
Catalog Number: TEMPACD 005
FLAC version ZIP size: 1713 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1745 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1550 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 036


2DJ KraveMinor Skank1:12
3Digital MystikzIntergalactic1:05
4Pressure Dem A Bomb We
Vocals – Warrior Queen
5Digital MystikzHeartless Ninja1:52
7Random TrioHaunted
Remix – Cyrus
10Digital MystikzNew Life Baby Paris1:41
12Kode99 Samurai2:37
Remix – Plasticman
15Digital MystikzHaunted1:45
16Digital MystikzMolten2:54
17SkreamTortured Soul2:12
18GeiomOvernight Biscuits2:37
Remix – Loefah
23GeeneusYou Know2:01
24Random TrioRebel2:21
25N-TypeWay Of The Dub2:56
26PlasticmanUnhappy Shopper1:42


  • DJ MixKode9
  • VocalsThe Space Ape


Track 3 is incorrectly titled 'You Know Me'.
Track 15 is incorrectly titled 'Ruffage'.


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Arabella V.
If you are a follower of Hyperdub and it's ethos then you'll know that they have a thing about 'the virus', a sort of meta musical/sound infection, and allusions have often been made to noise and sound as weapons or their potential as weapons.
Well with these notions in mind it would be fair to say that Kode9, or Dr Steve Goodman to his pupils expounds these theories in his Dubstep Allstars 3 assault. Dubplates are his ammunition, Technics are his weapons, Spaceape is his Sergeant Major and their mission is to Infect and spread the Dubstep virus, which on this CD they do with the skill and dexterity of seasoned sonic soldiers.
Kode9's mixing is confident and fast, as most tunes air for approximately 1 or 2 minutes, but the mix doesn't feel rushed at all. It reminds me a little of Jeff Mills approach to mixing whereby the 'best' parts of tracks are used as opposed to giving each tune a full rinsing. This means that the tracks themselves become elements in an overall framework, like the hexagons stitched together on a football: individual pieces that help to maintain structure of a larger object/achievement.
Digital Mystikz are the most prominent producers featured on the mix and their tribal/rootsy/riddem take on Dubstep works well for Kode9 who favours a more rhythmical approach to the genre (as can be heard throughout his own body of productions).
Highlights on the mix include:
D1's Bamboo - such a hauntingly beautiful piece of music and probably the best thing he's ever done.
Digital Mystikz - Heartless Ninja. Can't believe this is the DMZ boys as it's so Grimey. Bouncy bassline, sinister breathing samples and stark claps and snares - really special.
Intergalactic mixed into Rufage into Minor Skank - an amazing section that's really bass driven and physical as hell.
Overall the whole mix is a triumph and really goes some way in showing the variety and versatility of Dubstep.