Review: Kode9 & The Spaceape – Killing Season EP

In Other by Nick Russell

Review: Kode9 & The Spaceape – Killing Season EP

Known for being one of the original founding members of the early dubstep scene, the Glasgow-born, London-based electronic DJ Kode9 has once again paired up with MC The Spaceape.

Behold their first collaborative release since ‘Black Sun’ back in 2011, three years on and Kode9 & The Spaceape have brought us something truly unique, in the form of their newest EP ‘Killing Season’.

Consisting of five tracks, this EP focuses on the emotional, spiritual and psychological effects of living with illness, which can be found within the meaningful vocals. The theme runs throughout the album, with each track telling a compelling story, which can be heard through the voice of Spaceape.

Opening the EP with ‘Chasing The Beast’, which carries a heavy bass beat throughout the entire track, has us at hello. Known solely for their exquisite use of electro influence which threads throughout their previous album, ‘Killing Season’ sees the pair take a slightly different approach to their usual calm and collected vibe. Although each track sees an increased focus on vocals, the heavy use of bass and dub, which is interwoven throughout each track, only intensifies the amount of innovation that this album provides.

Available on Digital and Vinyl from 27/10 via www.hyperdub.net