The mastermind behind the Hyperdub label, Kode 9 (aka Steve Goodman) is one of the most forward thinking minds in dubstep and beyond. As an artist, he has issued a slew of EPs and two critically acclaimed albums with MC The Spaceape, the 2006 debut Memories of the Future, and 2011’s equally impressive, more politically charged Black Sun. As Hyperdub’s curator-in-chief, he’s launched a string of seminal careers for acts such as Laurel Halo, Jessy Lanza, Ikonika, and the South London enigma Burial. Kode 9 has also explored the brave new world of sinister sub bass through academia, teaching at the University of East London and publishing a book about the military applications of sound. During MUTEK, Goodman will actually be at Montreal’s Phi Centre alongside research fellow Toby Heys to present their collaborative AUDiNT project, which further expands on “audio intelligence” and psych-acoustic manipulation in social and military environments. But Kode 9 has never come up short in finding the practical, floor rattling applications to all that scholarly sound theory. MUTEK’s 2007 edition provided Goodman with one of his first major showcases in North America, and his 2009 and 2012 followups reminded MUTEK patrons why he’s such a precious barometer for the future of bass music. If you’ve never caught him in the flesh, here’s your chance to gawk at the U.K. boss of merciless bass pressure as he channels his tastemaking instincts behind the decks. In collaboration with Convergence festival with the support of the Québec government and the British Council.