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Interview: Hotflush Recordings


With a slew of sought-after 12″ releases in its quickly growing catalogue, London’s iconoclastic Hotflush Recordings has emerged as a key node in the rapidly mutating dubstep scene.  The rolling thunder of Eric H’s “The Lights,” the breakstep innovations of Toasty and Distance, and, most recently, Scuba’s ubiquitous “Timba” are just a few examples of the label’s recent output.  We talk with Paul Rose and El Sid about forthcoming projects, playing abroad, and the label’s embrace of the mp3 format.

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Interview: Plasticman


Plasticman is one of the leading dj/producers in the grime scene. Between running Terrorhythm Recordings, regularly playing on London’s Rinse FM, putting out a slew of tracks on a variety of labels, travelling the world, and studying music production at college, he is one very busy man, and is doing as much to promote this music throughout the world as anyone. Recently I linked up (through email) an interview with him.

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Review: Bossman ‘Street Anthems Vol. 2’

The Essentials’ Bossman is back with the second edition of his Street Anthems mix series. And it’s seriously, seriously large. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Ruff Sqwad ‘Guns & Roses Vol. 1’

New mixtape from the Ruff Sqwad man dem.

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It’s Grim Up North: Virus Syndicate

Pearsall takes on ‘Work Related Illness,’ the new full-length from Manchester’s Virus Syndicate. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: TransAtlantic Bass

Today we take a little detour from the usual gutter sounds to bring you a full of review of TransAtlantic Bass: The Mutated Sounds of North American Breakbeat and Garage, mixed by Cooper of North Carolina’s Urban Renewal Records and featuring Riddim.ca regulars DeepSix and G Notorious among others. Read the rest of this entry »


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).