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.Read More
The label head of the outstanding Omni Music, Eschaton, 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 InterludesRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More