Intrinsic sound designer and Blackout Music all star RIDO finally delivers his highly anticipated first album, Rhythm of Life. It’s no secret that his home of Prague is rapidly becoming the epicenter for dark, edgy drum & bass sounds, and RIDO has continued to make his mark with the immense showing of his latest efforts like “Ignition.”
For your enjoyment below, RIDO invites Bassrush to soak in some of the rhythms that inspired him and the musical offerings on his mind-blowing debut album.
The Prodigy “Rhythm of Life” (XL Recordings, 1993)
This track was released after their first album on the single for “One Love.” I always enjoyed its energy. The vocal fits so good in the track and the synth line that runs through the whole tune is just genius. I love the phaser on the synth as well; when the beats drops, I just lose it.
Usual Suspects “Shrapnel” (Stakka & Skynet Remix) (Renegade Hardware, 2000)
This tune is such a good example of a great use of stabs, switches, and quirky sounds. I still play it and it’s one of my all-time favorites!
Noisia “The Tide” (Vision Recordings, 2005)
When I heard this track for the first time I could not stop listening to it. It’s such a complex tune; it has a great ambient intro followed by powerful vocals that prepare you for something that you did not expect. I remember trying to identify all the edits they made for this tune. Crazy and so ahead of its time.
Ram Trilogy “Scanners” (RAM Records, 1998)
This was the first record that I bought in London in 1999; it’s hard to believe it was made in 1998.This track is still so good—the drums, pads, and the filtered bass line. Big up!
Bad Company “Nitrous” (Bad Company Recordings, 2000)
One of the first big reece tunes I heard that used the special amen break that Dom and Roland made, if I am not mistaken. It represents a big part of the drum & bass that I miss these days—pure raw vibe with broken beats.