Laurel Halo will be the special guest at Hidden Depths’ Hyperdub event.

Hidden Depths is a collaboration between Tiger Beer, Black Atlantic and FACT, designed to showcase some of the UK’s most unique labels. Following last month’s Ninja Tune event, Hidden Depths now turns its attention to Hyperdub.

The London-based label, originally started by producer and DJ Kode9 [above] in 2005, now run with help from label manager Marcus Scott, has introduced the world at large to some of electronic music’s most unique talents. The enigmatic Burial, for many, stands top of the pile, but Hyperdub’s about far more than William Bevan: it’s nurtured the likes of Darkstar, Ikonika, King Midas Sound, Cooly G and LV from early points in their careers, while also finding space in its catalogue for transmissions from Rustie, Zomby, Mark Pritchard, Mala, King Britt and more.

Recently, Hyperdub have signed up some of the most promising acts from the US pop underground: Laurel Halo’s debut album, Quarantine, landed on the label last week this month, while Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland (formally Hype Williams)’s Black is Beautiful represents perhaps the duo’s best work to date.

Hidden Depths’ Hyperdub showcase will feature four live performances, from UK house pair Scratcha DVA (plus guests) and Cooly G, the inimitable Actress, and now, we’re pleased to announce, Laurel Halo. Label boss Kode9 will DJ, while Chicago footwork tag-team Spinn & Rashad also stop by for a set. As with yesterday’s Ninja Tune event, in the run-up to the show FACT will be hosting features with the artists involved, plus streaming one act live from the showcase.

Hidden Depths’ Hyperdub showcase will take place on June 13 at KOKO; tickets are available here. In short, that line-up again:


Hidden Depths presents Hyperdub

June 13, KOKO, London

Kode9 (DJ set)
Laurel Halo (live)
Cooly G (live)
Scratcha DVA (live plus guests)
Actress (live)
Spinn & Rashad (DJ set)


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