In case you’ve missed the Prague prodigy known as Rido, he is a technical mastermind of production. I sat down with him to get a little more insight into what he does ahead of his forthcoming release on Blackout due on the 23rd of this month ( which is absolutely mental! ), talked about his history, and we both went “Thhhhhh Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Thhhhhh Ahhhhhhhhh” in agreement of our favorite bassline. I recommend you press play on the following clip from the forthcoming release, and read on to get to know more about the badman known as, RIDO!
bdnb: Introduce yourself and tell us a bit of the history behind Rido .
Hi I got interested in electronic music after discovering the first album “Experience” from The Prodigy.
But I was only a big fan and I never thought about being a part of it . Then I followed the rave scene for a while and when Jungle/Drum and bass came around I really got into it.
Then in 2000 I went for half a year to London where I visited so many cool synth stores and record stores and went to Sunday Metalheadz sessions at Dingwalls. That totaly blew my mind. When I got back I bought my first computer and I become interested in how could I make such a cool music myself.
In 2004 I decided to quit my job and I went to study to SAE in Sydney. I went for a one year course and then I went back to Czech republic. From this point I became more dedicated and decided that I wanted to make music and do sound engineering. My first track “Strangers”was released in 2007 on Defcom recording.
bdnb: Where did you get your name from?
Its a part of my family name. But after some years I discovered that Rido means in Italian to smile. So in the end its not a bad pick 🙂
bdnb: Who is your favorite non-dnb artist?
Electronic music Liam Howlet
Composition: Mozart and Ennio Morricone
bdnb: What was your first experience with Drum and Bass like?
I can not recall the first experience, but one that had the biggest impact on me was definitely visiting London in 2000 and going to Black market records, Dingwalls or The End.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming release
I have just finished my debut album. I’ve worked on it on and off for over two years, and I am really excited about it. It represent me as a person and my take on this interesting music called drum and bass. And my other musical influences.
bdnb: What is you’re biggest break / thing you are most thankful for to date in your music career?
Well I am thankful for all the moments I have had and hopefully will have in the future, but I would say there were two most special moments. One moment when I released my single with tracks Twisted/Core on Metalheadz and now finishing my debut album that will come out real soon on Blackout recordings.
bdnb: Who are your top 5 current Drum and Bass artists?
Thats never easy to answer this question but I would go with:
Black sun empire
Segment and Concept vision
I know its a bit more 🙂
bdnb: If you could collab with any artist, of any genre / style, who would it be and why?
Liam Howlet and its simple because he is Liam. Just being with him in the studio and talking about music would be an incredible experience :).
bdnb: Describe your favorite bassline of all time, preferably by just describing the sound
Its gotta be big Messiah reece from Kemal and Rob Data. It goes Thhhhhh Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Thhhhhh Ahhhhhhhhh 🙂
bdnb: Tell us about the strangest / most embarrassing experience you’ve had before, during or after a show.
Luckily there is none. And if there was I forgot it. I try to only keep the best memories from shows.
bdnb: Where do you see / hope to see the sound of Drum and Bass evolving too in the next few years.
I would love to see more breaks and different grooves back in Drum and Bass. I think that genre has so much more to offer then only two step.
bdnb: What is one tip you would like to give to aspiring Drum and Bass artists?
Never give up. And do it for the right reasons. 🙂
bdnb: Awesome, thanks for taking the time to chat with us Rido! I am a huge fan, and definately have supported what you do for a long time! Thanks to everyone for reading this, and if you love what Rido does, make sure to stop by his Facebook page, and also pick up his album later this month on Blackout!