Various Artists – Hyperdub 10.2

Successfully celebrates the diversity of its output…

Hyperdub does soul. Often viewed as a label besotted with edgy, avant-garde electronics, the London powerhouse has more than its fair share of soothing, R&B-tinged moments.

For this compilation, Terror Danjah revisits his deft ‘You Make Me Feel’ plate, while Canadian producer Jessy Lanza turns in not one but two fantastic cuts.

The late DJ Rashad is represented by the agile ‘Only One’ (below), and Ikonika’s ‘I Know (That U Are The 1)’ is a perfect slice of future soul.

Perhaps lacking the urgency or unity of the label’s first instalment of 10th anniversary comps, ‘Hyperdub 10.2’ nevertheless successfully celebrates the diversity of a neglected side of its output.


Words: Robin Murray

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