Artist: Various Catalogue: BAL-55 Format: Digital Released May 6, 2022 The third release in Balanced’s 20th anniversary series and the first of 2022 features longtime collaborator Richie Phoe with Petrichor Dub as well as label head Seed Organization’s super heavyweight tune Amps. Mastered by Seed Organization at Green House Mastering Cover Artwork by JS Perron…
Hailed as “Brighton’s Lee Scratch Perry” (Rob Da Bank BBC Radio 1), longtime reggae-dub producer Richie Phoe has been releasing tracks since 2006 and was an early adopter with Balanced, releasing his first track in 2008.
Richie has collaborated and remixed many notable artists along the way including Max Sedgley, Jon Kennedy, Tippa Irie, Earl 16, Sola Rosa, Wah Wah 45s, Horseman, Solo Banton and others. He has received massive radio play from David Rodigan, Don Letts, Daddy G (Massive Attack), Huey Morgan, Nick Manasseh, Jon Jones, Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio 1), Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music) and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 2). He is an occasional guest on the Roots Garden Radio Show and has DJ’ed at festivals such as Bestival and Port Elliot, and regularly plays on the Roots Garden Sound System.
His debut full length, Echo Outernational (2012) stands out as a testament to modern reggae by combining digital, soulful and conscious styles into his signature productions. It features the acclaimed Eye on the Prize with Tippa Irie and Bumpy’s Lament, which has seen multiple 7” re-issues and is approaching 3 million plays on Spotify. The track, Two Tree Island has since been featured on the Handmaid’s Tale TV series, and other tracks were paired with MTV’s Dirty Sanchez show.
The 2020 release “Baby I Love You So”’, covering legendary artist Jacob Miller, received huge acclaim as Daddy G of Massive Attack signalled “If you’re going to cover one of my favourite records, it better be fucking good. ‘Baby I Love You So’ is a stone cold classic, and this cover is bloody good, executed in fine style”
Various – Northern Faction 4
Various – Northern Faction 5
Richie Phoe – Bumpy’s Lament
Citizen Sound – Seasons Change
Richie Phoe – Echo Outernational
Process Rebel – Code Fusion
Various – 15 Years
Richie Phoe – Baby I Love You So
20 Years – Richie Phoe, Seed Organization