Sunday, October 13, 2013
Richie Phoe: Thrillah!
"Just in time for Halloween, Wah Wah 45s unleash a splendidly spooky seven incher from Brighton's very own answer to Lee "Scratch" Perry, the one and only Richie Phoe. Released October 14th 2013 (7"vinyl/digital).
His take on the Jacko classic is a brutally bass worrying dance floor dub delight, complete with sinister sound effects and cackles galore!
On the flip, Richie gives Leon Haywood's much sampled classic, "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You" the deathly dub treatment too – look out for those pertifying piano licks.
Richie Phoe's trademark reggae productions have garnered attention from tastemakers and DJs alike. In 2008 Richie released the critically lauded "Eye on the Prize EP", featuring UK reggae legend Tippa Irie. The following year he dropped a 7"covering Isaac Hayes'tune Bumpy's Lament, and his debut album Echo Outernational dropped in 2012.
Richie's first forays into the world of music production began on his Amiga 500, back in the early '90s; by 1999 he'd progressed to an MPC 2000 and began making his own beats, inspired by the likes of De La Soul and D.I.T.C. As his style progressed he started collecting reggae vinyl and began DJing at reggae and hip-hop nights weekly in clubs and bars in Portsmouth."