Friday, October 3, 2014

R.I.P. The Spaceape

Regular readers of everythingsgonegreen will be aware of the blog’s fascination with all things Hyperdub, and it was sad this week to read about the death of The Spaceape (aka Stephen Samuel Gordon), who died on Thursday after a five-year battle with a rare form of cancer.

As a Hyperdub original (since 2004), The Spaceape has long been one of my favourite vocalists, and his work with label founder Kode9 is right up there with the very best Hyperdub output. In fact, it ranks alongside the best any-label “bass music” produced in the past decade.

The 2011 collaboration between Kode9 and The Spaceape, Black Sun, was one of this blog’s most loved albums of its year, and I’m still very much looking forward to the arrival of the pair’s latest effort, The Killing Season EP, which is due for release later this month.
R.I.P. The Spaceape … here’s ‘The Devil Is A Liar’ from that forthcoming EP:

And from a few years back, a spooky version of The Specials’ Ghost Town ….

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