Kode9 (UK)
July 2023
Fri 7 Jul - Christchurch, HIDE
Sat 8 Jul - Melbourne, Night Cat
Sun 9 Jul - Sydney - Civic Underground
Fri 14 Jul - Adelaide - Unsound Adelaide
Sat 15 Jul - Adelaide - Unsound Adelaide

Astral People proudly presents the return of the mighty Kode9.

He has left an indelible mark across modern dance culture. As a DJ / Producer, artist, writer, label head and more - Steve Goodman aka Kode9 has been molding and weaving the sounds of the underground for the better part of this century.

This July - experience the sonic weight of the low-end maestro as he stretches across all the right rhythms and frequencies. Kode9 will be distilling his sharpened arsenal of future-leaning dance melters across Australia & New Zealand for what promises to be an essential tour from the master.

Few figures have so consistently remained ahead of a pack in a scene that thrives on rapid mutation. His label - the iconic Hyperdub, and sub-imprint Flatlines, sit in a realm of their own. Homes for endless innovation, each functioning as a bellwether of forward-thinking sonics within the club sphere. The catalogue of output is a roll call of those who have reshaped and twisted electronica’s boundaries and popularised entire movements - Burial, Zomby, Cooly G, Darkstar, DJ Rashad, Loraine James, Mark Pritchard, Martyn, Dean Blunt, Ikonika, DVA, Laurel Halo, Jessy Lanza, Fatima Al Qadiri and more.

Kode9 can take much credit for not only bringing pioneering and original artists to the world’s attention, but perhaps just as importantly, his ability to tie together the unexpected unions forged in seemingly disparate sounds is profound.

The CV is heavyweight business - critically acclaimed productions, books, curated club nights, installations, sound designs, audio essays and sonic fiction all make up his brilliant creative and curative expression. However, one cannot understate the pure joy of experiencing Kode9 mixing sounds within a club.

Known for his eclecticism and genre-blurring ability, he effortlessly blends a wide range of rhythmic vibrations - with heavy influences of footwork, juke, jungle, bass, grime, and other experimental electronica. There’s a frenetic and unpredictable energy with Kode9 at the helm that will take you to higher places.

Do not miss the mind-bending sounds of an icon. Kode9 hits Australian shores this July!