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New dubstep artist spotlight: Rithim

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Dubstep producer Rithim

We’re kicking this week off with a spotlight featuring a young chap from Birmingham by the name of Rithim, which we’ve found out now is the Gaelic word for rhythm. Paddy Doherty aka Rithim has been clocking up the listens on his Soundcloud with some raw dubstep tunes that are screaming out for dancefloor attention. His most recent offering, Too Dirty, is a screeching banger that will blow the cobwebs away. Have a listen.

As a yoof, Rithim was spitting bars with Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, on a shortlived project along with four other local rappers before releasing his debut hip hop album in 2000. Fast forward to 2013 and it was dubstep that caught Rithim’s attention, via Skrillex’s classic Scary Monster and Nice Sprites EP. Since then, he hasn’t looked back and has been getting recognised for his no-nonsense approach to dubstep.

His debut EP, The Morning After the Night Before (a concept EP based on the theme of a one-night stand), dropped recently and we recommend picking up the tunes on a free download. Check ’em below. Plenty of wub wub goodness to keep the bassheads happy. Deepest Dreams is definitely our favourite track. It’s a little more mellow and has a decent vocal holding it all together.

Rithim also has some sound remixes under his belt, including this beauty of a relick of Soummyo Biswas & Ennovi’s Speaker Pop. The intro is suitably dreamy, making full use of the vocal, before a fashionably epic buildup and a monumental drop. Then BOOM it’s flying and never looking back.

Look out for a new EP this summer.

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Listen: Three phat tunes from the new Dub FX album

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Dub FX

Hold onto your butts ‘cos we’re about to get HUGE. The new Dub FX album has just dropped and it’s a barnstormer.

Melbourne born Dub FX has been an underground fan base that spans the four corners of the club. A pioneer of live looping, Dub FX fuses beat boxing, soulful vocals and lush basslines to create a raw, edgy sound that warms the cockles. Thinking Clear is Dub FX’s third album and we’ve been giving it a good listen. You need to get on it!

To whet your appetite and get you in the mood, hear are three tunes from the LP for your listening pleasure. Real party vibes pieces of music. Enjoy!

The album is brought to you by CONVOY UNLIMTED and Membran.

ROAD TO BABYON

WHERE I BELONG

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Intelligent fusion: Mantis rain fire with new EP

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Mantis

It’s a tricky path producers of metal-influenced EDM walk. How do you keep the production values high without sounding cheesy? Thankfully that’s not a problem Mantis have to worry about because their new EP is raw as f-ck. In the span of just five tracks, the two lads from Atlanta explore the rugged side of drum n bass, dubstep and metal. The Avidity EP is a clear attempt at breaking the mould — and it pays off. We wanted to find out more so we went straight to the source to ask the lads a few questions.

The new tunes are doing damage. What made you want to put out an EP that explored so many genres?

Well to be honest, we were tired of just writing an EP that was just an assortment of songs. We wanted to do something with more substance, so we opted for the mini album structure where all the tracks flow continuously as one piece of music. Want to send a big thanks out to Crime Kitchen for letting us do our thing on this record and not nitpicking the songs!

How big a milestone is this new EP for you?

We definitely feel it is our most mature work to date, it’s got something for everyone on it. So, that being said we are very proud of it. The reception thus far has been really good!

You’ve got a show coming up in London soon (April 16). What can people expect from that?

Man, so fucking excited for that one. When we first started out, we would always see the ERGH lineups and drool. Now we get to go and headline it, it’s very surreal. People can expect a no holds barred audio assault though, per usual.

What do you say to people who say dubstep is dead?

Shut up.


Buy the EP on iTunes now!

Go check out Mantis alongside P0gman and Diskord on April 16 at Fire in London on April 16. French readers can get their fill of bassy goodness on Aptil 15 at at Cabaret Sauvage in Paris.

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Starting as they mean to go on: CLOAKS – Wraith

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Label spiel: After remaining in the shadows for quite some time, the bass rooted duo CLOAKS is ready to enter the light as they make their debut with the heavy single “Wraith”; out now on Pantheon. in what will be the first of many, the ominous pair of Joey Fisher and Chris Curran make strong first impressions with the moniker as “Wraith” provides an old-school dubstep feel with cutting edge contemporary approaches; providing a trailblaze of a pathway to a new mantra of bass music. And with plenty in their arsenal moving forward, these two are ready for the world to be enraptured in their sound.

Our take: This tune is sweet little surprise. What we love about this one is the fusion of styles, with this kind of dreamy, trancey intro, somewhat Eric Prydz-esque, that builds up to a gargantuan, unforgiving drop. It gets a little happy clappy in the mid-section but then they pull it back with the second drop. It’s that bass and those wicked synths we wanna hear more of in future offerings. Nice job!

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