We Caught Up With Riddim Commission For An Exclusive Interview
Fresh from the launch of their album Riddim. Bass. Life we sat down for an exclusive chat to find out more about the album, what’s popping and what it’s like working with some of the legends in the GAME!!
How did two dope DJ’s like yourselves come together for this venture?
Marco reached out to me after I’d produced Streetfighter Riddim for Double. Asked me to do a remix of his track “Ho!” I brought in P Money who killed it and Black Butter and Marco decided to make it the main version. We kept working together and finally decided that Marco Del Horno and DJ Swerve was a bit of a mouthful so came up with a group name instead.
‘Cut some shapes’ is a hard hitting track, with two very sick artists, Neutrino and Scrufiizzer. What was the thinking behind putting these two guys on this sick beat?
We initially approached Scru to vocal it but when he dropped the lyric about Neutrino it was a bit of a lightbulb moment and we thought it’d be sick if we could get both of them on it together. New generation and OG legend!
The line up for “Riddim. Bass. Life” is very unique. How did you come up with these particular artists to bless the beats??
We literally went as big and as wide as we could think. It’s a mix of new and OG talent but with a fresh spin on it. Neither of us want to make old sounding records, we want to make something new and unique. Getting the vocals is the icing on the cake. We’ve been blessed with the lineup for sure
What was it like working all these great and vocally distinctive artists? D Double E must be a ton of fun to work with?!
Double is one of the vibiest artists around. He can be a cold lyrical killer in a clash but his energy in the studio is amazing. The way he just bounces around when he finds that magic is amazing.
What’s been the general reception to “Riddim. Bass. Life”
It’s been really good. People have loved the quality of the lineup and variety of sounds in the tracks. It also gives a chance to people to discover tunes for the first time that other people have been banging out for a minute.
What’s the next step for Riddim Commission?
Pretty much further developing our sound. We like to think that it’s fairly unique. Working with artists and mixing up the genres. It’s what the UK is known for. It offers challenges as it doesn’t fit in with the norm but our thinking has always been to write the records that we want to make and the rest will follow.
Get your copy of this must have album Riddim. Bass. Life – On Apple Music – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/riddim-bass-life/id123376940