It's Not So Complicated: Robert Rich on Musical Maturation, Somnium, Conscious Awareness, and an Exclusive Mix.

It's Not So Complicated: Robert Rich on Musical Maturation, Somnium, Conscious Awareness, and an Exclusive Mix.

Robert began to receive acclaim during the 80s with his earthy, almost shamanic take on the traditionally spacey textures being produced by his contemporaries during this time. 

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Riding the Soundcurrent: Steve Roach on Ambient Music, Creative Energy, and Introspection.

Riding the Soundcurrent: Steve Roach on Ambient Music, Creative Energy, and Introspection.

Having amassed a dedicated fanbase as a result of his deep, prolific catalogue, Steve has immortalized himself into the metaphorical ambient music Hall of Fame.

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Interview With DJ and Label Owner, Jason Battle (Chocolate Buddha)

Interview With DJ and Label Owner, Jason Battle (Chocolate Buddha)

With his A.Muse brand, Jason wants to connect, inspire, and motivate artists who are passionate and dedicated to their crafts, not unlike what I aim to do here at Inside the Rift. Jason has been working tirelessly to get the label running and as a result of this, the Calfornia based label has begun releasing what is sure to be the first of many musical projects.

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Interview With Electronic Musician, Outsource.

Interview With Electronic Musician, Outsource.

Jeff Fletcher is an electronic producer operating out of Los Angeles, California that is putting out some impressive, intelligent Drum & Bass for many of the notable indie labels under the moniker of Outsource. While initially interested in Hip-Hop, he found himself immersed in Drum & Bass after listening to some of the "Golden Era Greats" like Photek, LTJ Bukem, and Goldie. 

Outsource has been privileged enough to produce for Video Games, Television, and Documentaries. A prolific and highly skilled DJ frequently providing mixes for Podcasts and Live Sets, he has been able to secure a spot amongst the heavy hitters of underground Drum & Bass with his brand of cerebral jungle. 

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Interview With Hip-Hop Producer, Freddie Joachim.

Interview With Hip-Hop Producer, Freddie Joachim.

Hip-Hop producer Freddie Joachim (JO-AH-KIM) hails from San Diego, California and has been involved in music for over twenty years by way of DJing and instrumental production. I was initially introduced to his music a few years back after hearing his fantastic track “Ride” on Pandora. Diving deeper into his discography, it was easy to hear his affinity for Old School Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Soul; And his tracks are obligatory for fans of those genres or listeners interested in mellow, neck snapping beats.

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