| Stephen Samuel Gordon|
| Kode9, Burial|
October 2, 2014
| 17 June 1970
United Kingdom (1970-06-17) |
Electronic, dubstep, spoken word
Musician, vocalist, poet
Memories of the Future, Black Sun, Killing Season
The Spaceape Wikipedia
Stephen Samuel Gordon (17 June 1970 – 2 October 2014), known as The Spaceape, was a British poet and MC. He is known for his work on the electronic music label Hyperdub, and in particular for his frequent collaborations with labelmate Kode9. He was described by The Guardian as "a pioneering Hyperdub artist," while Pitchfork Media stated that "if first-wave UK dubstep had a voice, it belonged to Stephen Gordon."
Gordon died on 2 October 2014 at the age of 44, following a battle with a rare form of cancer.
The Spaceape was involved with much of the earliest music released by pioneering dubstep label Hyperdub, run by friend and frequent collaborator Kode9 aka Steve Goodman. Throughout his career, the Spaceape also collaborated with Burial, The Bug, Martyn, Redshape, Dub Gabriel, the Echologist, Jerry Dammers, Spatial AKA Orchestra, and Junior Boys.
According to Pitchfork, "[the] Spaceape lent his ten-ton doomsayer croak to dozens of definitive works of music and was positioned as the Linton Kwesi Johnson of the post-7/7, surveillance-state UK."
The Spaceape was married with one daughter. He died on 2 October 2014 from a rare form of cancer.Memories of the Future (with Kode9) (Hyperdub, 2006)
Black Sun (with Kode9) (Hyperdub, 2011)
Xorcism (Hyperdub, 2012)
Killing Season (with Kode9) (Hyperdub, 2014)