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Interview: Roska


Climate change: Recent stirrings in the UK underground jolt Riddim.ca back to life…  Kicking off our open-ended investigation of London’s rapidly mutating house scene, we sit down for an email exchange with Roska.  With a foot in broken beat and shades of grime, his new EP Climate Change maintains a healthy balance between houseful sensuousness and rugged riddimic experimentation.  It’s also getting caned by DJs from Marcus Nasty to kode9.  Get to know Roska…

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Paul Autonomic Interview at Tranquera.org


Spurred by the launch of the Hyperdub archive at Riddim.ca, Brazilian dubstep boss Bruno Belluomini got in touch, recently, with a few questions for a short feature at Tranquera.org. Since the site is all in Portuguese (I don’t remember writing in Portguese, but anyway) I thought I’d print the English version here.

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Identify: D1


D1’s first impression on the dubstep scene was a massive one – the explosive “Crack Bong,” featured on Tempa All Stars v.2 and the core of a Loefah remix that helped define dubstep in 2005.  Since then he’s moved to the centre of the scene, getting the Youngsta seal of approval and scoring an exclusive record deal with  Tempa.  At just 18 years old, he’s already a music veteran – classically trained and surrounded by his dad’s studio gear since he was little.  Riddim.ca caught up with D1 just after the release of his most recent single.
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Who is Joe Nice?


The master of the 410 formula, the CEO of Coldness, the Baron of Beats, Bass and Boom, Mr. Minus Degree. The leader in the North American quest to preach the dubstep gospel to the masses, he’s played the legendary DMZ night in London, had Jammer and Skepta going buckwild over his plates. Despite his good fortune and acclaim coming from all corners, he’s still as humble as it comes.  Kuma checks in with the man himself.

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Kinetic Riddims: Dexplicit


From 2002’s ‘UK Ravers’ to ‘Forward Riddim,’ 4×4 with Shola Ama and even remixes for M.I.A., Dexplicit has worked in just about every style under the grime banner.  Riddim.ca talks to him about his new label (DXP Recordings), the success of ‘Pow,’ the globalisation of grime, and the science of dancefloor kinetics.

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Dead Can Dance: Appleblim


As one half of the Skull Disco crew, Bath-based Appleblim has been making a name for himself on both sides of the Atlantic with his debut release “Mystikal Warrior” and the recent monster-riddims “Girder” and “Cheat I.”  On the verge of his second joint-12″ release with Shackleton, Appleblim talks to us about raving in Bristol, his approach to production, playing out, and what to expect from Skull Disco over the next year.

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Low End Theory

LOW END THEORY: Bass, Bodies and the Materiality of Sonic Experience (Bloomsbury, 2016)

Woofah 4

Woofah 4

We are…

Riddim.ca was founded by DJ/writer paul autonomic (aka Mr. Bump) in February 2005 as a hub for North America's nascent grime and dubstep scenes. Since then we've helped promote events across the continent and made friends around the world. Mostly dormant now, we're host to one of the web's largest collections of writing on the late-Garage dis/continuum as well as a growing collection of rare audio and scans (coming eventually).