(In) Theory EP (released digital​/​12inch)

by B.Riddim

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“Whatever one does call it, up & coming Portuguese producer B.Riddim makes it, and he makes it well. His recent (In)Theory EP on Third Ear Recordings is indefinable as solely one genre, but is quite noticeably an amalgamation of dub, garage, house and dubstep. 6300 bars is straight dubstep from the good ol’ days, with a slight hint of psytrance, while Elevation dub sounds like an early El-B ‘roots of dubstep’ tune with Skream playing synths. But the title track is undeniably the highlight as it best exhibits this utilitarian ethos, combining a cavernous grime-esq bassline and melancholy synth pattern with tribal drums and organic percussion, while shifting from a 2-step to kuduro rhythm. The production is as intricate and painstakingly curated as it is globally influenced. ”

Adam Tiran, The Guestlist Network, London
B.RIDDIM: ARTIST OF THE MONTH

“Parked in a warped, experimental intersection somewhere between dub, jungle, and contemporary bass music, B. Riddim’s new EP on Third Ear Recordings is the freshest ting we’ve heard in ages. As it’s very often the case with good and interesting music, you have to really listen to appreciate the versatility, nuance and depth of B. Riddim’s dub-flavoured, electronic bedroom jams. It’s not that the upbeat melancholy of ‘In Theory’ doesn’t grab your attention straight away (it does), but rather that the more intently you listen to the morphing bass, the organic clicks, and the subtle syncopations, the deeper into the wonderfully faded, vibrating soundscapes you go. And hence the more you get out of the music, to put it bluntly. Out now on London’s Third Ear Recordings, this record could grow into a full-blown summer banger if you let it mess sufficiently with your head. In other words, it’s a grower.”

AIAIAI blog, by Ulrik
New Flavour in Your Ear: B. Riddim

“B.Riddim shows a deft touch on all cuts. His appreciation of and understanding of Dub and its modern idioms underpins the whole ep. (In) Theory, the title track is post-Dubstep electronica, heavy on the Dub, the 2 Step, and the electronica, with a light 4/4 pulse underpinning the heavy bass. Higher up in the sonosphere above the bass and nicely restrained drums, precisely manipulated samples tweak the neurons to spin out the listener. Dance Dub has a dancehall groove with one of the best kick/snare combinations were heard for a while, overlaid with swirling samples that conjure images of fairground rides on acid. 6300 Bars has a similar feel, but without the acid-peaking out of control abandon of Dance Dub. The sound is tighter and darker but still with echoes of early rave euphoria. Elevation Dub is the most overtly Dub cut on this ep with very nice bass and drums showing B.Riddim to have a good feel of where Grime and Dub converge Heavy tune.”

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released March 26, 2012

Mastered by Stefan Betke @ Scape Mastering, Berlin.

Artist: B.Riddim
Title: In Theory EP
Label: Third Ear Recordings
Cat No: 3EEP-2012_02
Release date: DL Feb 2012; Vinyl Feb 2012.
Distribution: Clone (Vinyl) & FineTunes (Digital) - [worldwide]

Artwork by: Maria Borges
www.behance.net/MariaBorges

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