Jim Rider releases the superb ‘El Escorpión’ EP on his new label, Signs

Established in London in 2020 by Jim Rider, Signs is a label born from an urge to explore electronic music from across the world.

Jim Rider has been a key figure in London’s Electronic Music scene throughout the years as both a producer and promoter. After an extended break from the studio, Jim has revived his artistic drive in incredible fashion. With a recent release on Lee Burridge’s surging Tale & Tone, two tracks on XYZ’s Blanche compilation (a label by When We Dip) as well as upcoming work with Kindisch, Rider has the attention of the dance community’s most influential tastemakers.

Signs focuses on melody driven house with world music influences. The title track of the debut EP, ‘El Escorpión’ has a distinctly Latin feel. Wind, Cicadas and the scuttle of Scorpion in the break combine with flamenco guitars and a driving bassline to transport you to a faraway desert.

‘Archipelago’ is a more progressive cut with a simple yet evolving arpeggiator laid over a soft pulsating bass, subtle chords and sweeping strings interspersed with live plucks and percussion.

On remix duties Fluida. The live duo are going from strength to strength with a slew of exciting releases for the likes of Anjunadeep, Kindisch and Do Not Sit On The Furniture Records. For their remix, Fluida have transformed the lead synth line. Evolving from a sub-bass into an intricate acid line they’ve tied in their trademark live Hang Drum alongside layers of percussion and rainforest pipes to create a surging tribal workout befitting the world music ethos of the label.


Ian French
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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.