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Ye Fre Mi Richy
Entrenching himself in the beautiful and diverse culture of Africa Richy Pitch has made a superb album
“It was all a dream, but i never had word up magazine” M.anifest – ‘Blackstar’
Travelling to Ghana in West Africa producer and DJ, Richy Pitch accomplished more then the average open eared tourist. Entrenching himself in the beautiful and diverse culture of the region he took on the big challenge of recording a record that drew on the musical experiences during his lengthy two year stay.
Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch (My Name is Richy pitch in Twi – A Ghanaian language) is the beautiful product that followed. It Bridges modern electronic and Hip Hop sounds with the exciting and many different styles of Ghananain and West Africa music from Highlife, Hiplife to Afrobeat and traditional percussion.
Richy Pitch is known worldwide for his production quality since 1996 having worked with and played alongside the likes of, (deep breath) J-Live, El Da Sensai, Apani B, Mr Complex, Asheru, Macy Gray, Eminen, Black Eyed Peas and De La Soul.
But featuring the cream of Ghanaian music talent from mc’s to singers, in his new project he’s created a window into the feel good vibe and flavoursome melting pot brewing in the country. Producing one of the most interesting and upbeat releases to drop this year.
Although maybe a touch too lengthy there’s a real air of dedication and authenticity here, indicating a real affection for the local culture and music. Highlights include the organ lead and hip shaking ‘Obroni’ – featuring Wanlov the Kubolor along with the lazy trumpets of heartfelt ‘Breathe’ featuring M3NSA and Ndidi.
‘Abanaba’ featuring Kwesi Dankwa is another insightful and moving hidden piece while housing a collage of snapshots from the life of MC M.anifest as a youngster in Ghana – ‘Blackstar’ is retro electronic brilliance fans of Diplo/Swith/Major Lazer will lap up.