“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 two of Vancouver’s favourite rhythm section players the pair have performed together and individually with a diverse group of acclaimed artists (including Luciano, Tanya Stephens, Wanting Q, Nkule Dube, Big Sugar, Pee Wee Ellis, Ernest Ranglin, Jesse Roper, Jason Wilson and Tasha T, among others) and have served as musical directors for Juno Award winning artist Elaine ‘Lil Bit’ Shepherd for many years.
With a commitment to exploring musical collaborations from drum and bass- centric perspectives, Mad Riddim have taken their engaging and dynamic live show to festivals such as the Beijing World Music Festival, Strawberry Music Festival (Guangzhou, China), Victoria Skafest, Calgary Reggae Festival, Richmond World Music Festival, African Descent Festival, and many more. The band has also performed extensively on big stages in support of international touring artists such as Morgan Heritage, Inner Circle, Easy Star All Stars, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Kymani Marley.
Hitting 2020 at full stride, Mad Riddim looks forward to bringing their diverse and exciting live experience to music listeners and festival-goers from all walks of life both in Canada and abroad.