Kode9 has finally released his first single in two years thanks to his very own Hyperdub imprint. Dropping sounds a long way from the UFK-infected house music the producer released in Black Sun in 2011, Xingfu Lu, which we know has actually been around for about a year, stirs up massive footwork sounds while moving away from an ordinary juke record. In the unbeatable words of Boomkat; “it’s properly dubwise, its sickened, weasly synthesizer lines and chopped-to-f**k drums seem designed less to mobilise your feet than to stir up the voices in your head. This is properly fractured, paranoid head music disguised as a club track, reminding us more of vintage On-U-Sound or Mark Stewart than a Spinn or a Rashad.”
On the flip, Kan offers some finely tuned psychedelic 808-ghetto type flavours, but for me this release is all about Xingfu Lu, murdering at 160.