Family Day 4:450:00/4:45
“Mad Riddim is a genre busting, mash-up making, drum and bass led groove machine that mixes classic dub with the attitude of funk and the improvisation of jazz.”
Mad Riddim Bio
Mad Riddim is a mash-up making, drum and bass led groove machine, mixing classic dub sensibilities with the attitude of funk and the improvisation of jazz. Formed in Vancouver BC by drummer Richard Brown and bassist Matt Reid, Mad Riddim is founded on an intuitive musical connection and a shared vision of pushing the traditional boundaries of a rhythm section.
Meeting on stage in 2007, Brown and Reid developed a quick chemistry and began working regularly with artists based out of Vancouver, Toronto and Jamaica. As popular rhythm section players the pair have worked with an extensive and diverse group of artists that include Luciano, Tanya Stephens, Wanting Q, Nadine Sutherland, Big Sugar, Pee Wee Ellis, Ernest Ranglin, Jesse Roper, Jason Wilson, Daniel Wesley and many others and have contributed to Juno Award nominated and winning recordings Elaine ‘Lil Bit’ Shepherd..
With a commitment to exploring their musical collaborations from drum and bass- centric perspectives, Mad Riddim has developed and refined an engaging and dynamic sound which has taken them to festival stages as far as China such as the Beijing World Music Festival and the Strawberry Music Festival in Guangzhou, China. Also popular Canadian festivals like Victoria Skafest and Reggae Festival, Calgary Reggae Festival, Richmond World Music Festival, African Descent Festival, and others. The band has also performed extensively on many stages as the opening act for international touring artists such as Morgan Heritage, Inner Circle, Easy Star All Stars, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Kymani Marley.
Mad Riddim is highly active in 2020 with release of a brand new single and video entitled 'Rule Your Mind' ft. Caleb Hart and Janelle Reid. Having recently performed several live streamed events, the band looks forward to bringing their sonic experience to music listeners on stage or whatever platform available.