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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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Review: Dubstep Roundup

Kicking off the New Year with our new review section. New releases from Burial, Shackleton, Appleblim, Slaughter Mob, Search & Destroy and S.N.O. With a little luck (and a few promos – *wink wink* the publicists crew) we hope this will become a regular feature. Read the rest of this entry »

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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Interview: Dogzilla


In a genre where battles rhymes still rule the lyrical field, OT Crew’s Dogzilla comes with stories of STDs, prison, and the tribulations of trying to make it in the garage scene since the days of Ayia Napa.  Now, newly signed with an album on the way in 2006, Dogzilla speaks with Riddim.ca about his record deal, his crew, grafting on the pirates, and fishing trips in Dagenham.  Plus, we also get an exclusive sneak preview of the track “Memories” from his forthcoming album.

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Interview: Skitz Beatz


In his first piece for Riddim.ca, Montreal’s Roi Masters speaks with up and coming 16 year-old East London producer Skitz Beatz.   Skitz lays out his influences, studio set up and plans for the future.  Check inside for a Q&A and exclusive preview tracks featuring Fader, Fumin and Strika.

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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).