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Richie Phoe

Richie Phoe

Hailing from Brighton, UK, Richie Phoe's trademark reggae productions have garnered attention from tastemakers and DJs alike. In addition to accolades from Rob Da Banks' Sunday Best Recordings, Richie was personally commissioned by Rob to remix Max Sedgley's Celebrity. A Jon Kennedy remix for Grand Central soon followed, and yet more support would come as Sinful was included in the esteemed Rob Da Bank And Chris Coco Listen Again compilation.

In 2008 Richie released the critically lauded Eye on the Prize EP, featuring UK Reggae legend Tippa Irie, which gained BBC radio play from Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens, Mark Lammar and an interview on Steve Lamacq's Radio 2 show. Two tracks from the EP were also used in MTV's Dirty Sanchez show, and Richie has thrilled California's Reggae Rising festival with his sound.

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. Bringing deep and positive vibes to the dancefloor, Richie has earned the title of Brighton's Lee Scratch Perry.