Rima is a project held by Domu and Volcov.
Domu has been playing out for around 10 years from the age of 14,the styles and venues have been varied. The early years were mostly warehouse parties, which then progressed into playing at legal venues such as The Sanctuary, Milton Keynes, at the height of the Jungle/Drum&Bass era. Moving into producing was inevitable, so as Dj’ing took a back seat for a couple of years in ’94, making music was the priority (as well as being at school). As the production improved, contact was made with Reinforced Records, a long respected label, and some early tunes were released in ’96/97, first as Static Imprints, then as Sonar Circle. Also around this time, work began with friends from school in a band called the “Collective Unconscious”, who still now contribute to Sonar/Domu projects. This new perspective opened up another world from the familiarities of Hip-Hop and Drum and Bass – the spectrum of Jazz-Funk and Fusion became relevant. DJ work now began to crop up from the recognition of these productions with Reinforced, a list of 12″ releases, remixes and compilation inclusions steadily increasing. Domu was created from the ashes of the experimentation that can be heard on “Radius”, the first L.P from Sonar Circle, which could now fuse all these elements far more easily than was possible within the restrictions of the Drum and Bass mainframe. After his album on Reinforced and singles and contributions for labels like 2000 Black, Visions, Neroli, Spinning Wheel, Bitasweet and Skin Deep, he has released his debut Domu album “Up + Down” for Archive. Dominic has also worked with Seiji and Mark de Clive-Lowe on a project called Kudu for Bitasweet as well as keeping creating forward thinking drum’n bass under the Sonar Circle moniker. His remixing skills are becoming more and more in demand nowadays, as he already reworked music by the likes of 4 Hero, Jazzanova, King Britt and Cinematic Orchestra!
As Dj Domu played at many fine places including: WMF (Berlin), Club Boogaloo (Pfarrkirchen), Into Something (Munich), Rootdown (Freiburg), Loop (Tokyo), De:nile (Kagoshima), Kontrapunkt (Zagreb), Kerma (Helsinki), Mercati Generali (Sicilly), Pergola (Milan), Co-op (London), Plastic People (London), Cargo (London), The Big Chill (Wiltshire), Jazz Cafe (London), Fabric (London), The Jazz Rooms (Brighton)
Besides Rima other pseudonyms where Domu is involved include Kudu, Realside, Zoltar, Yotoko and possibly a million more…