Where do I start... Well, seen as I've typed so much I guess I should say what I'm looking for out of this post. I want to understand other peoples views, I wanna know if it's just me that feels this way or not.
I used to be a MASSIVE Riddim head, still am for the tunes I used to listen to and certain new tunes. I've been out of the game for too long (a year or two) where I haven't been making music as much or even downloading music that much, mainly just streaming. Occasionally I come back here just to see what fire there is & see what artists are getting the most attention and what older artists are still killing it.
However, I've noticed that 90% of the Riddim tunes on this site are pure garbage, what happened in the last year or two that I've been distant from music/Riddim for the Riddim "sound" to deteriorate this much??? Is it that everyone jumped on the bandwagon and tried producing it but did a shit job of it? Is it that it's gotten too repetitive and self destructed? Did it just become too mainstream and lose that underground sound? Is it that I was too far into it and the break has made me hear differently? I don't know. Or is it that all the good stuff is being made by new artists that I haven't given a chance yet and all the older artists have given up?
Also the main thing that's killing the Riddim section... since when did it become acceptable to shit post countless "chop" remixes and rename them "edits", "vs/x" or worse, "bootlegs". Save that shit for a post in music discussion filed under "Riddim tunes that sound sick together".
Honestly from what I've listened to recently (I mean recently released), the only names that spring to mind that I would say are killing it are the likes of HE$H, INFEKT... and well that's pretty much it. What happened to all the massive names? Subfiltronik used to be sick but I never used to see releases just dubplates and anything I do see released is less than mediocre, especially for such a big name. Bommer & Crowell, the guys that made Yasuo which was such a banger before it got remixed by every human in existence, even what I've heard from them recently is trash which is hard for me to say. Fayte, was heavy as fuck and such a unique sound, just found a trash tune from him through about 4 pages of the riddim section. in fact the only tune I was really pleased to see in about 5 pages of the riddim section was Obey - Tommygun, which is old now anyways.
I guess to sum it up I just wanna know where Riddim stands. Is it dead, dying, hibernating or is it still alive and I'm missing the bigger picture?
Also I wanna know when it's gonna go the full circle and we get Requake back.