Riddim Fernandez was born in Barbados and raised in Toronto. He moved back and forth between the reggae, hiphop, and jungle scenes.
He moved to the west coast in the late 90s and spends most of his time rock climbing, snowboarding or making reggae influenced bass music. He is also a high school physics teacher.
Riddim started making beats and performing using a combination of an old roland 303 and live hand drumming. This soon progressed into vinyl DJing and electronic music production – starting with Propellerhead’s Rebirth and now Reason and Ableton Live.
He has put out original tunes on Earthday Recordings, East Van Digital, and Squinty Bass Records.
He has performed at a number of festivals:
Diversity Festival (6 years), Basscoast (3 years), Shambhala, Squamish Live, SERF music fest (3 years), Fairies n’ Fools, Entheos Festival, OM Festival, Believe Festival (2013 Whistler).
Regular club nights include:
Milk + Honey: Lotus Hotel (Vancouver Thursday nights), Tokyo Sound Lounge (Montreal Friday nights), GLC (Whistler), Tommy Africa’s (Whistler).
Basic facts on Riddim:
– into all things funky and melodic.
– mostly stuck in mid 90s hiphop.
– lovin the mellower dubstep.
– always influenced by reggae.
– junglist at heart.