Richie Phoe's debut full length, Echo Outernational stands out as a testament to modern reggae by combining digital, soulful and conscious styles into his signature productions. Playful and catchy, Echo Outernational reminds us of the past while cresting into the future. It features the acclaimed Eye on the Prize with Tippa Irie and the out of print 7ĺ Bumpy's Lament. Echo Outernational also features Hate to Love with Earl 16 and First Class Mi Run with Dangerman. Spacious and full, take a deep breath and exhale slowly, Echo Outernational sets the protocol from the sound systems to the headz.
Released on Canada's Balanced Records, Richie Phoe is the label's ambassador from Brighton, UK, where his trademark reggae productions have garnered attention from tastemakers and DJs alike. 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 is often referred to as Brighton's Lee Scratch Perry.