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Riddims & Routes

Riddims & Routes

Playing tracks by

Arjen Schat, Loscil, The Bug Feat. Spaceape, Kit Clayton, Pole and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 26th in the #dub techno chart and 72nd in the #dubstep chart.

Recorded for // Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture // Echoes from the Dub Diaspora // Special Issue 7.2

Sails are set. Depth charges at the ready. Haunted vinyl resurrected. For this DJ mix, I selected a few archival cuts of dub techno, dubstep, and dub riddims, replete with all the clicks, pops, and hisses of wax that is, in some cases, over 20 odd years old. Mixed entirely on vinyl in one take, with the crystalline sun setting behind snow capped mountains, and with the aid of a Roland RE-201 Space Echo to sound-out the seaborne soundwaves, Riddims & Routes is a two hour journey into the echoes, reverbs, and haunted spaces of dub. May this sound pull at but a few threads of the bass culture that has crossed genres and styles as well as continents and countries.


Johnny Ranger

good one Tobias, good timing too, I was reading alot about Spaceape as Kode9 just release a new album, and it it's a big lost.. nice to hear him again so nicely interwoven..

Anne-Marie Comte

great music. so different. although we are still listening to old funk that is oh 30 odd years old, those vinyls are also ladden with wax from an overspill during a power cut.

The sonic archives of the dub diaspora are as vast and unfathomable as the depths of the black Atlantic from whence they came. Thousands upon thousands of hours of audiowaves converse with a multitude of genres. This mix traverses but two routes: Jamaica to Berlin by way of Detroit, in the ecstatic decade of the 1990s; and through London’s expatriate burroughs, in the dreadnought ‘00s.