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Kinetic Riddims: Dexplicit

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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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Interview: Dogzilla

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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

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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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Interview: Plasticman

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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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Eski Beat: An interview with Wiley – Part 2 (November 2003)

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Eski Beat: An interview with Wiley – Part 1 (October 2003)

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

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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).