Hes the one to watch at the moment expect big things from Richie G.
With his debut EP released on Hacienda records, a label owned by Peter Hook from legendary bands Joy Division and New Order, Richie G has many djs and producers exited including John Digweed, who said;
“There’s a young kiddee called Richie G from Montreal in Canada who I feel is going to do very well.”
This is only the start of something very special for Richie G.
Richie has been receiving massive support from international famous djs such as Sasha, James Zabiela, Nick Warren, M.A.N.D.Y., Carl Cox, and of course Hernan Cattaneo who made two remixes for his Hacienda release.
What sets Richie apart from the others is not only his specific style, but his age. Currently 17 years old and residing in Montreal Canada, Richie finds the time to dj and produce while frequenting college. Indeed, he has been spending lots of time in his basement, but it is paying back now.
His EPs for Traum and Bedrock will be coming out in 2012 and he will be making his first steps onto the international dj circuit.
As you might have noticed, Richie delivers a message in his tracks. More precisely, he expresses his mood and feelings. For instance, some of his tracks can make you pump up, whereas others might touch you right in the center of the heart.
His mixture of styles can vary from after-hours Techno to House with everything in between.
Hernan Cattaneo’s breakthrough dj/producer of 2011
We hooked up with Richie to for a chat….
How did you start producing and when?
My brother would make me listen to some Sven Vath when I was like 13. The electronic sounds attracted my attention, and got more into electronic music. At 15 I made my first record.
You seem to be getting a lot of props from your peers, this must be nice
Yeah most of them support me, and really appreciate it when they do so.
What is your approach to putting the tracks together in the studio?
I usually start by looking for a good kick and bass, I think these are the most important sounds in a track
Can you describe your sound?
My style of music ranges from House to Techno with everything in between.
Can you reference some of your influences?
Sven Vath of course, and everything that is Cocoon Paul Kalkbrenner has a very nice unique sound Sasha and John Digweed as djs.
More recently, Ive been liking Mark Reeve’s stuff as well as Alan Fitzpatrick.
What do you listen to when you are not producing music?
I tend to listen to more housey music like The Martinez Brothers, Mark Knight,
Eric Prydz, Erick Morillo as a dj is cool too !
What is your next release?
I think its a Traum release, or a Bedrock one not sure
Who surprises you the most when you see them play? Who is pulling out records that you don’t know?
Certainly John Digweed, most of the tracks he would play when he was here at Circus Afterhours were impossible to identify.
December Top Ten
Stelios Vassiloudis – Refracting Light (Bedrock)
Mark Reeve – Daybreak On Mars (Cocoon)
Oliver Huntemann – Dark Passenger (Ideal Audio)
Mauro Picotto – TwentyEleven (Gregor Tresher remix) (Alchemy Italy)
Guy J, Henry Saiz – Meridian (Pryda remix) (Bedrock)
Larse – So Long (Noir Music)
Amnesia, Dino Lenny – Sex On Drugs (Great Nights)
Danny Daze – Fall Away From Love (Hot Creations)
Tokyo Black Star – Neurotic Behavior (Psyche remix) (Planet E Communication)
Par Grindvik, Billie – Hold, Doubt, Back (Drumcode)