Deviant Drums: I Wannabe on Drum & Bass, Growth, and a Brand New Mix.

Deviant Drums: I Wannabe on Drum & Bass, Growth, and a Brand New Mix.

After exploring the different sounds and flavors of the world music scene in the wake of the CIS collapse, I Wannabe began creating electronic compositions of his own.

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Violet Ice: Dev Pandya (Alaska & Paradox) Talks New Releases, Drum & Bass, and the Future of LPs.

Violet Ice: Dev Pandya (Alaska & Paradox) Talks New Releases, Drum & Bass, and the Future of LPs.

With decades of experience and projects on some of the most storied labels, it should come as no surprise that the junglist is still churning out quality tracks today.

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Asymmetric + Limit - Make A Point EP [BURELOM09]

 Asymmetric + Limit - Make A Point EP [BURELOM09]

Asymmetric + Limit recently released the impressive Make A Point EP over on Burelom.

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Signals: Transitions: Changes: Yankowsky on Drum & Bass, Monochrome Recordings, and Mr. Wooks.

Signals: Transitions: Changes: Yankowsky on Drum & Bass, Monochrome Recordings, and Mr. Wooks.

With the upcoming release of Signals: Transitions: Changes from Mr. Wooks, now was a good time to get an update from Yankowsky about life, the label, and the slate for 2018.

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Short Stories & Strange Interludes: Eschaton On His New Two-Part LP.

Short Stories & Strange Interludes: Eschaton On His New Two-Part LP.

The label head of the outstanding Omni MusicEschaton, is leading the charge with some of the best underground Drum & Bass currently being released. The first ever mix for Inside the Rift was done courtesy of Eschaton, and I was excited to hear that he was releasing a brand new two part LP entitled Short Stories & Strange Interludes

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Loxy: A Quick Interview With the Man Behind the Bass.

Loxy: A Quick Interview With the Man Behind the Bass.

Loxy (Andrew Campball) has been involved with the drum & bass scene for as long as many of the genre's earliest progenitors.

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Kosmological Conspiracy: Electrosoul System Discusses New Album and Shares An Exclusive Mix.

Kosmological Conspiracy: Electrosoul System Discusses New Album and Shares An Exclusive Mix.

Electrosoul System (Andrey Burtaev) is no stranger to the culture of drum & bass. With almost two decades of DJ/Production experience (adopting his current moniker circa 1998), Burtaevboasts a veteran presence in Russia’s passionate electronica scene. Despite being a world away, his music elevates past regional barriers and finds it’s way into the hearts and minds of fans abroad.

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Stone Cold Stunna: Chicago's Drum & Bass Maestro On the Evolution of Music, Travel, and An Exclusive Mix.

Stone Cold Stunna: Chicago's Drum & Bass Maestro On the Evolution of Music, Travel, and An Exclusive Mix.

A veteran, Stunna has been around since the early days of the midwest's electronica obsession. He has toured several countries around the globe and has used his intricate knowledge of the Drum & Bass genre to secure him a spot as one the best DJ’s working.

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Drumming Your Dreams to Life: Oded Kafri On Drum & Bass, Music, and Travel.

Drumming Your Dreams to Life: Oded Kafri On Drum & Bass, Music, and Travel.

Oded’s frenetic style and vibrant energy helped him secure a spot in the hearts and minds of his healthy fanbase.

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Dear Unknown Friend... T.G.M Shares Information On His Upcoming LP.

Dear Unknown Friend... T.G.M Shares Information On His Upcoming LP.

T.G.M has seamlessly melded his interest in high brow mysticism with rip-roaring drum patterns to produce a truly elevatory experience. 

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Electrochemical Cauldron: Acid_Lab / Ahmad / Kodama Explains His Monikers, Love for Drum & Bass, and Graces Us With An Exclusive Mix.

Electrochemical Cauldron: Acid_Lab / Ahmad / Kodama Explains His Monikers, Love for Drum & Bass, and Graces Us With An Exclusive Mix.

It's hard to pin down Germany's Daniel Schwerdel as he's the musical equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife.

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Interview With Electronic Musician, Aural Imbalance.

Interview With Electronic Musician, Aural Imbalance.

There isn't much that I can say about Aural Imbalance that hasn't been said already. Simply put, the man is genius. Tracks from his earlier days such as 4th Dimension and Realm of Innocence played a tremendous role in developing my tastes during my rookie days as a drum & bass fan. 

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Album Review: Aural Imbalance "Propagation of Light"

Album Review: Aural Imbalance "Propagation of Light"

Electronic maestro Aural Imbalance (Simon Huxtable) releases yet another quality project entitled Propagation of Light

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Five Tracks That Sparked My Interest In Drum & Bass.

Five Tracks That Sparked My Interest In Drum & Bass.

I was sitting down recently and I decided that I want to start a series where I talk about albums, tracks, or instances that sparked my interest in a particular discipline or genre.

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Interview With Electronic Musician, John Beltran.

Interview With Electronic Musician, John Beltran.

Lansing’s John Beltran is an electronic musician hailing from Lansing, Michigan. For the better part of two decades, John has been releasing tracks tinged with deep ambient and balearic influences that have all melted together to give him a futuristic, but earthy sound. He began to elevate to prominence after his debut album Earth and Nightfall garnered attention and praise in the Detroit Techno scene.

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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 Producer, Lone.

Interview With Electronic Producer, Lone.

England's Matt Cutler has infected the musical strata with his varied and intricate productions. After receiving critical success for his first album "Lemurian" ( a love-letter to the old school boom-bap Hip Hop patterns of old infused with his own personal flare), Matt has solidified himself as a methodical, but unpredictable musician; Two traits that have helped him elevate above many of his peers in an ever growing sea of electronic releases.

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Interview With Label Owner and Producer, Eschaton (Pt.II)

Interview With Label Owner and Producer, Eschaton (Pt.II)

Icaros, like much of his catalogue, tries to replicate and depict the mystical concepts and disciplines that are interwoven into practices like Shamanism and Buddhism. The album itself is a stellar blend of what we've come to know and love from the virtuoso (furious breakbeats, deep bass, and swirling synth layers) but with a touch of experimental flavor in certain spots. 

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Interview With Producer and Owner of Offworld Recordings, LM1.

Interview With Producer and Owner of Offworld Recordings, LM1.

Scotland's Alan Cowie has been releasing deep, atmospheric Drum & Bass under the name of LM1 for years now on his label, Offworld Recordings. With a sound blurring the lines between old school Jungle and the more liquid contemporary stylings, LM1 has managed to put together an outstanding operation over at Offworld and as such, managed to amass some outstanding talent.

Offworld's eerie and often paranormal leanings (through the artwork, atmosphere, and titles) gives them a distinct edge that has, without question, set their releases apart from many other labels releasing today. With Alan's vision, dedication, and sheer talent at the helm of the project, it is no wonder that it has become one of the most popular underground Drum & Bass labels around and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. 

I spoke with LM1 to learn more about his past, ideals, and what is in store for us down the line.

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