Riki is a drummer, DJ, producer, beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist. He has played with Trinity Roots, Spines and Fat Freddy’s Drop, recorded and toured with Bic Runga, been a long-time collaborator with Leila Adu and Jonathan Crayford; he’s recorded with Crowded House, produced Hollie Smith and has made lots of music of his own under the names Cave Circles, Eru Dangerspiel, DJ Oboe and others. He’s created soundscapes and worked on soundtracks and is there on so many records in your collection, no doubt. And is currently part of the fantastic Orchestra of Spheres among his many other on-the-go projects.
He’s also been a friend of mine for close to 20 years – and as mentioned in the intro here, he created the soundtrack/sting for Sweetman Podcast. He was on the list of people I wanted to talk to as soon as I started the podcast. And here, 55 episodes down, we finally found time for a chat; a really great chat – talking through all the pockets and periods of his work behind the kit or at the mixing console creating work of his own or sitting in with nearly everyone. Read More