Randomer

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If you met someone influenced by abandoned warehouses, decaying industrial buildings, jazz, metal, flamenco, electronic and psychedelic music you might say it’s a bit random. That’s certainly the case with north Londoner Rohan ‘Randomer’ Walder for whom music has always been massively significant. Born in 1986, he grew up listening to the likes of John Lee Hooker and Jimi Hendrix and dedicated most of his time to playing the guitar and learning music theory. Eager to dip into as many musical styles as possible, he has since explored everything from American jazz saxophonist John Coltrane to the electronic anarchy of Aphex Twin.

As a teenager Rohan discovered drum & bass by listening to London radio stations Rude FM and Origin FM. Using Cubase, he combined his eclectic guitar skills with a love for technology and started writing music with an electronic twist. In 2004, Leeds University was the destination where the quest for musical knowledge was facilitated by achieving a first in Popular & World Music.

On returning to London, Randomer stepped up his production by transforming his diverse musical influences into something truly original. He turned his hand to dubstep and d&b, resulting in two releases on dubstep imprint Audio Freaks and an arsenal of fresh drum & bass. Ably assisted by the REDS collective (specifically DJ DL), Med School unleashed this exciting young talent on the d&b community in March 2008 with the face melting stomper “Autonomy”. Solo 12-inch “Blind” followed about six months later which blurred the boundaries between dubstep and d&b and shook bassbins all over the globe owing to huge across-the-board support from DJs such as Fabio, Danny Byrd, Warm Communications, Unknown Error, State of Mind, Nerm and Blu Mar Ten. There is plenty more to come from this man, so keep it locked!

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