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  • Release Date 2018-03-28
  • Label Flex Up
  • Catalog FU18082
There is only one person on the planet whose diverse and intrinsic talents range from vocalizing tracks, writing lyrics, hyping crowds, and producing studio tracks that has earned him the title of Manimal, and that man is Richie Loop! The breakout Kingston Jamaica native's release of his highly anticipated Flex Up Records album Manimal is out March 28, 2018 on all streaming services and is the ultimate culmination of hard work, inspiration, and collaboration. With a clear vision of what the future of music can be, a truly international mixture of dancehall, EDM, and pop music with a strong backbone in Caribbean culture, Richie has assembled some of the most talented producers from across the planet in this exciting energetic future dancehall masterpiece. One track already released as a single entitled "Monster", produced by up and coming Florida DJ producer dEVOLVE, has tracked almost 600k streams on Spotify, was number 1 on Beatport Reggae Dancehall chart for more than 3 months, has been played on Diplo & Friends on BBC1 EXTRA, was featured on Major Lazer iTunes Apple music radio, played on Major Lazer Lazer Sound on Beats 1, and also on Mad Decent weekly Spotify playlist. "Richie is the hardest working artist we know, his considerable skills in both vocal and production work are audible in everything he touches" ~ Bad Royale (Mad Decent/ Dim Mak/ Polydor)

Born on the musically rich and culturally significant Caribbean island of Jamaica, Richie grew up with music in his mind, body and soul. Well known for vocalizing big EDM tracks for major electronic artist such as Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Henry Fong, and Bad Royale among others, Richie has a diverse portfolio and has been played by top DJ's around the world at some of the biggest shows and events. Richie is also an extremely talented song writer and producer who spends countless hours in the studio writing rhythms and connecting artists and has grown with international music collective Flex Up Crew, a collective of more than 40 producers with members like Walshy Fire from Major Lazer.

Manimal is the culmination of a life time of hard work, inspiration and collaboration! As the first full length Flex Up Records release, Richie Loop and executive producer DJ Moiz along with Manimal project producer and sound engineer Johnny Roxx, has brought together some of the most creative, prolific and experienced producers like Ackeejuice Rockers, DJ Septik, Kalibandulu and also teamed Richie up with young, exciting and talented producers like D'Maduro, Bombocat, and TYGW, just to name a few. Videos and tour dates are expected in 2018 with great praise from music lovers worldwide. The first official single from the new album entitled "Way Up" is produced by Dutch duo Tribal Kush is set for a March 7 2018 release and will be available on all music streaming and buying platforms.