Hyperdub is celebrating its Ø events with the launch of a new book, 'Zero', which is the first to come from the label's new publishing imprint, Flatlines Press, and is set for release on 12th October.
Events were held at Corsica Studios and ran from January 2017 until March 2020. During that time a broad range of artists appeared, from roster stalwarts to special guests like Björk, KG, Slikback, Laurel Halo, and recent DJ Mag cover star DJ Lag.
Curated by label boss Kode 9 and Shannen SP, the two-room dates saw live performances and DJ sets in one part of the club, and striking installations and art pieces in another, conceived by graphic artist and regular Hyperdub collaborator, Manuel Sepulveda, AKA Optigram, who was also behind the look of the flyers and logo. You can see his work on Instagram.
The book, also designed by Sepulveda, is described as a "time capsule", charting all 36 Ø events. Between its covers, you'll find a wealth of colour photos from each of the original dates, abstracts, artist biographies, creative writing, and a full flyer archive. Profits from sales will go to Latin Elephant, a charity working to help traders, migrant, and ethnic communities displaced by gentrification in the south London district of Elephant & Castle.
Earlier this month Lee Gamble concluded his Flush Real Pharynx trilogy of work for Hyperdub with the release of 'A Million Pieces of You'. Loraine James also dropped her second album for the label, 'Reflection', in June.
Revisit DJ Mag's 2019 cover feature with Hyperdub here.
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