June 19, 2024


Art Is Experience

Richie Loop firm on life, career goals – ‘My Cup’ singer talks sacrifice, new remixes and the future | Entertainment

RICHIE LOOP likens his really like for audio to that of a romance with a girl who craves interest. “The very identical audio you really like, she’ll depart you the instant you cease supplying her the interest she desires,” the recording artiste surmised in an interview with The Gleaner about what he has been doing in the many years he has been seemingly absent from the area audio scene.

This summer marks 10 many years of My Cup, Richie Loop’s breakout strike which produced the then 23-yr-outdated newcomer the toast of the women on the dancehall scene. No 1-strike wonder, he followed up with the Bash Like It is Your Birthday collaboration with Fast paced Signal and D-Big.

His appear has changed appreciably because the release of visuals for these tracks a 10 years in the past. Sporting a cleanse-shaven head with a a lot more chiselled, Herculean physique, which would have ladies preserving tabs on him even a lot more, the artiste revealed that at the instant he does not phone any person wife (that is right, women, he is single) and he does not have children.

He informed The Gleaner: “I haven’t started a spouse and children for the major reason that I am trying to get myself to a amount of self-dependence – wherever I can build my audio, get it distributed, and do my own publishing. When you are invested in the audio company, you will end up cheating yourself, the girlfriend or wife when you have operate. I’m not saying it just cannot operate, but when it will come on to children, there is the will need to consider a split so you really do not rob the spouse and children of high quality time, and I want also to be in a position to have my spouse and children in 1 place.”

Emerging in 2009 as a co-producer of beats like Brainstorm and Sweat Store riddims on which he recorded Needs It Great and Gyal Whine, respectively, tracks which paved the way for Richie Loop to operate with some of the most prolific of dancehall’s hitmakers, these as Shaggy, Fast paced Signal, Tony Matterhorn, Ce’Cile, Christopher Martin and Voicemail. But it was get together banger My Cup that triggered the audio sector to stand up and consider observe

Richie Loop shared: “Back then, when I was developing audio, I was just trying. Now, I know what I am doing.”


At the starting of every yr, a hypothetical starter pistol goes off in Loop’s head, and he sets off on the race to fulfill distinct targets. In an energy to stay in the ears of his audience, he explained, “It all will come down to setting aims for myself, and the practical goal is to release about 4, maybe five tracks every thirty day period: 1 EDM, 1 Moombahton, 1 dancehall, and a different influenced by diverse genres. I normally have a backlog of tracks so that I am often off to a excellent start out.”

For the thirty day period of April, Richie Loop is presently midway to the complete line – showcased on remixes of two chart-topping tracks produced by Yungg Vacation, who has been credited for developing barrier-breaking audio that contains what has been coined ‘future dancehall’. Doing work with the Los Angeles producer definitely has its benefits. Richie Loop is part of a collective with the producer named Flex Up Crew.

“He is a very excellent producer, a dope 1 to say the the very least, and we have labored on quite a few musical masterpieces jointly,” Richie Loop explained of Yungg Vacation. Their very first formal task jointly, Growth Growth, was produced in 2017, and only 4 months in the past, Richie Loop teamed up with him yet again for Bahm Bahm, and has proven no signs of slowing down.

1 of the tracks remixed is Justin Bieber’s Yummy that debuted at number two on the Billboard Very hot a hundred Chart and which was only blocked from getting the blue ribbon mainly because Roddy Rich’s The Box (which is truly the other observe Richie Loop has had the chance to be on a remix for) held the direct place for around 10 weeks. The Yummy and The Box remixes produced by Yungg Vacation were produced not long ago and are steadily picking up steam.


“I never came out with regular dancehall, so I just cannot stick to regular dancehall. There is a lot more audio in the pipeline, like Moov and (really do not laugh) Corona, but it’s not like other songs about the virus [that] people have been hearing. Subsequent, I will be getting on qualified jobs to combine and make for other artistes,” Richie Loop explained.

The entertainer is presently finishing experiments in audio generation and engineering which, while affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, even now usually takes up pretty a bit of his time and electricity.

“The university is found in Finland, I am in Jamaica right now. The challenge is that a good deal of what we do is arms-on, but I am putting in the operate as greatest as I can. I have to sacrifice a good deal of things to get twice as a lot accomplished,” he explained.

“When we converse about slice the women and slice the partying … steer clear of any distractions. I really do not know any person who desires to be in a classroom with the eighteen- to twenty-yr-olds when they are forty, but I know I really do not. Quarantine is not one thing new to me I am utilized to getting holed up somewhere putting all my electricity into the operate.”

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