Steve Goodman, the founder of dubstep label Hyperdub, will receive the new Innovator Award at the upcoming AIM Independent Music Awards. AIM, the not-for-profit trade body representing the U.K. indie music industry, created the new award to honor boundary-pushing artists, labels and executives, and will single out Goodman at an event in Clerkenwell on Sept. 2.
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Goodman, who DJs and produces under the name Kode9, founded the London-based Hyperdub label in 2004. Artists on its roster include Hype Williams, DVA, Fatima Al Qadiri and the late DJ Rashad. Goodman has collaborated with artists including Spaceape, Lee Scratch Perry and Junior Boys on his own releases. He also hosts a monthly Hyperdub radio show.