Riddim-ID Articles

July 2019

How to search at Riddim-ID

Recently i started getting some questions regarding the search features at Riddim-ID. That's why i decided to write an article outlining all the different possibilities. Quick Search (not available on mobile)The easiest method to search for a riddim, artist, producer or label is using the Quick Search. This form is [...]

May 2019

Poco Man Jam

The Poco Man Jam Riddim

The Poco Man Jam Riddim was created in 1989 by Steely & Clevie. The biggest hit on the original riddim was "Poco Man Jam" by Gregory Peck.The riddim had some slight reworks in the next couple of years. In 1990 for example, Red Dragon released "Cu-Kun-Kun". 1991 saw [...]

March 2019

Treasure Isle

Treasure Isle & Trojan

The histories of the legendary Treasure Isle and Trojan record labels both start with Arthur “Duke” Reid. Duke Reid was born on July 21st, 1915 in Portland, Jamaica. After serving 10 years as a policeman, he and his wife Lucille “Duchess” Reid won a substantial amount of money in [...]

I-Roy

I-Roy: The Mighty Poet

Roy Samuel Reid, better known as I-Roy, was born on June 28th, 1944 in Jamaica’s Saint Thomas parish. He was one of the most influential reggae artists of the 1970s. His lyrics were often humorous, incorporating elements of songs and nursery rhymes.He graduated from Dinthill Technical College before starting [...]

January 2019

Wayne Smith - Under Mi Sleng Teng

The Sleng Teng Riddim

The Sleng Teng Riddim was the riddim that revolutionised digital reggae music back in 1985. To know the importance of digital riddims, we need to go back to the pre-digital era.The birth of a riddim used to be initiated by an artist bringing lyrics to a producer. Most studios [...]

Coxsone Dodd

Sir Coxsone Dodd

Clement Seymour “Sir Coxsone” Dodd was born on January 26th, 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was an influential record producer who launched the careers of numerous renowned reggae artists and played a pivotal role in the development of reggae and ska music.When working as a sugar cane cutter in [...]