Hyperdub boss Kode9 has a habit of never doing things by halves. So when he started uploaded a slew of older mixes from his personal archives to his SoundCloud account, one got the impression that he was really going to uncover some classic sessions and forgotten gems. Just looking at the list, let alone taking the proper time to play and digest all of them, suggests we weren't wrong in that assumption with early mixes for sites like FACT and Lucky Me jockeying with a BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale session and back to backs with some of dubstep's founding figures like Loefah, Mala and Youngsta. Also included are streams of his commercially available mix CDs: Dubstep Allstars Vol. 3 and his DJ KiCKS on !K7, that fabled 'Sinogrime' minimix and sets featuring some vocal and non vocal characters like Wiley and Burial.
As always when you're presented with an archive like this it's hard to know where to begin so we've picked a couple of the more pertinent sets (as well as the one above) to heat up your speakers ahead of Kode and his label's return to their Room One residency here next Friday for the launch of DJ Rashad's Rollin EP.
Full details of the event /advance tickets here. Check the whole archive of mixes here.