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After releasing his debut track “Pedal” as part of the first release on Rhythm Labs Records. We sit down with Provhat Rahman as he takes us through 5 riddims you’re running. These are 5 tracks which have inspired Pedal and provhat’s sound today.

1) Dubla by Talvin Singh

Dubla released on Talvin Sing’s “Ha!” album, is a track which was ahead of its time and followed on from his good form after winning the Mercury prize in 1999. Being the first Asian winner of the Mercury prize, he has gone on to inspire the next wave of Asian artists. This track is a great testament to the Asian underground movement of the 90s.

2) Clap Clap by Anunaku & DJ Plead

Clap Clap by Anunaku and DJ Plead released on their collaborative project 032. The project characterized by heavy percussion and synthy middle eastern influence.  These are two of the rising stars in break-beat, and I expect this track to be doing the rounds when venues open up again.

3) Type 3 Beat by Skee Mask

It wouldn’t be a top 5 without featuring a track from the man of the moment, Skee Mask. Skee Mask risen up the ranks over the last few years and reaching the top of his game, producers. with his spacey breakbeat productions. On beat type 3, he moves towards a heavier percussion sound. Skee Mask has played a huge part in influencing my sound and percussion style.

4) Blush Response by Vangelis

Where do you start with this one, the Blade Runner soundtrack has been the inspiration for some of the best dance songs made. You can check out the 20 best songs sampling the Blade Runner soundtrack here. I watched the new Blade Runner recently which reminded me of how crazy the soundtrack is. Big up the Yamaha Don, Vangelis.

5) Chittagong Chill by State Of Bengal

Having celebrated its 20th-anniversary last year, Chittagong Chill is a track which I could not miss out. Its break-beat percussion with its soulful jazzy melody and strong. State of Bengal is the master of is perfecting a track for home and club listening. It’s hard to keep still when this track gets dropped, while it’s just as easy to get lost with headphones on. Saifullah is another who passed the torch down to the next generation of Asian producers. He has done some great work with British Asian youth groups to set up music training workshops across the country.
 
Rest in peace Saifullah Zaman