In late 2017 Hyperdub released ‘Diggin in the Carts’, a compilation put together by Nick Dwyer and Kode9 of pioneering and rare Japanese video game music from the 80s and 90s. Since then, from Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Fabric in London, La Gaite Lyrique in Paris and Mutek in San Francisco, Kode9 has been touring a live a/v set in collaboration with visuals from anime legend Koji Morimoto who also designed the artwork for the original compilation. In May 2019, a handful of these Kode9 remixes saw the light of day on a Hyperdub EP, riveting Kode9’s 80/160bpm rhythms onto these classic 8bit and 16bit melodies. For one of their final performances, the show returns to Tokyo with the visual material piloted by Konx-om-Pax.
In May 2019, Kode9 released 4 of his remixes of Japanese video game music from the ‘Diggin in the Carts’ Project. Originally from Glasgow, but based in South London since 2000, Kode9 set up the record label Hyperdub in 2004, infamous for unleashing artists such as Burial (and countless others) on the world. He has recorded 3 albums of his own, ; Memories of Future (2006) and Black Sun (2010) with the late vocalist The Spaceape, and a solo album, Nothing (2015).
He has compiled 4 DJ mix compilations, Dubstep Allstars vol.3 (Tempa 2006), DJ Kicks (K7 2011), Rinse 22 (Rinse 2013) and Fabric 100 with Burial (Fabric 2018). As well as his releases on Hyperdub, he has also released tracks on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label, Soul Jazz and Rinse and remixed for Lee Scratch Perry for On U Sound, the Junior Boys for Domino, Battles for Warp, Dabrye Feat. Doom for Ghostly and more recently, Burial and Mr.Fingers. For 5years, he hosted the weekly Fwd>> show on Rinse FM from 2003-2009 and co-hosted the Hyperdub show with Scratcha DVA until 2016. He was one of the rotating DJs at DMZ and Fwd>>, the seminal club nights in London. He now co-runs the monthly club nights Ø at Corsica Studios in South London.