Archive for the 'Blogariddims' Category

Blogariddims Terminus

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

So today is the end of Blogariddims. Eleven of us have contributed ~6-minute mini mixes to mark the occasion and it all kicks off right here. Thanks again to Droid for asking me to be a part of this amazing series. I know it’s taken a lot of work on his part and I think […]

Blogariddims is Back!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

An excellent start to the new series from Nick Gutterbreakz. Broken into two sections, the first is dedicated to plumbing the new dub techno from Deep Chord, Substance & Vainqueur, and their ilk. For part two, Nick draws on his clout amongst Bristol Sound luminaries Pinch, Peverelist, Jakes, Gatekeeper and Wedge for an all-exclusive dubstep […]

Blogariddims 24 : Moving South

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Download The final installment in this stunningly good first series of Blogariddims. A big thank you to Droid for putting it together and to all the Blogamuffins – Droid, Slug, Gutta, Mattb, John Eden,, Bassnation, Soundslike, Rambler, Hal, Heatwave, Wayne Marshall, Naphta and DJ Flack – for their excellent contributions. And, of course, thanks […]

Blogariddims 23 : La Ola De Calor

Friday, June 1st, 2007

A scorcher from Gabriel at Heatwave… Like Ini Kamoze sings in the opening track, there’s a world of (reggae) music on La Ola De Calor: sung, rapped and MC’d almost entirely in Spanish, from reggae to soca, dancehall to cumbia and reggaeton to hip hop. Artists featured hail from Panama, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Argentina, […]

All over your radio

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Me and Jas Nasty live tonight at 9PM on the Futurhythm show, CHUO FM Ottawa. Locals can tune in at 89.1 FM or Rogers Digital Ch. 943. Or listen online at We’ll be doing a preview of what you’ll hear at the Shackleton show next week (details to come). UPDATE: Went well, though I […]

Blogariddims 22 : Disintegrations

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Number 22, care of Tim Rambler… Unlike my previous Blogariddims contribution there was a plan behind this mix. But as I started putting it together I also decided on a different strategy for mixing too. On Voices from Afar the idea was very definitely to keep layering things, filling up the sound space as much […]

Blogariddims 21 : Fusion Dub

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Look, a proper review this time. Paul specifically wondered what I’d think of this one. I’m fascinated, really. (Thanks to Rayna for nudging me on this) “Lee Perry? I’ve heard the name but I’m not quite sure who that is” – George Clinton One of the basic observations of Afro-futurist theorists like John Corbitt and […]

Blogariddims 20 : Shwantology 3

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Oh they grow up so quickly! Shawantology turns three at This time, The Fear (Droid), Slug and DC meld together 80 minutes of deep dark spaces for the mind to get lost in. In his usual fashion, Droid provides extensive, meticulous and insightful liner notes for the release: For a project that began as […]

Blogariddims 19 : Bounce me back to 98

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Yes, I’ve been a shit blogger the last few months. Priorities in the wrong places, etc. Excuses can be found here. Top boy Arkivist John Eden with an exercise in riddimic microstoria… Blog: Direct:

Blogariddims 18 : Naphta ‘Rough’

Monday, March 26th, 2007

1993 Darkside business on this one from We Are IE’s Naphta… blurb at wearie / mp3 link 1993, as anyone who knows their history of hardcore music will tell you, was a prime year for breakbeat music in the UK. A mix of Shut Up N Dance-inspired breakbeat and sample-heavy rave was elbowing its influence […]