Riddim-ID is a database that contains information about riddims, tunes, riddim albums, artists, producers and labels. The database is regularly updated and carefully checked across multiple sources.

Main sources

Most of the data in this database came to be by the pioneering work of Pupa Vlado. He collected information about around 34.000 tunes and made them available through his website www.reggae-riddims.com.

Lee Scratch Perry

Pupa Vlado stopped documenting in 2003 but kept his website up and running until 2006. When his website finally went offline, he decided to share his collection with the community in the form of spreadsheets. These spreadsheets make up the core of most, if not all riddim databases that can be found around the web.

Another important source is the Camphouse Riddim Index compiled by Robert Camphouse. In here he collected information on another 12.000 tunes. In addition to that he also compiled the Camphouse Artist Profile containing extensive information about 2500 artists and producers. He updated his collection until 2010 and decided to share his work with the community as well.

King Tubby

Other sources