Brooklyn singer, songwriter, producer, and DJ Richie Quake is preparing to release a brand new EP, ‘Paradise Dreams,‘ out June 28th. His previous releases have appeared in nationally syndicated TV series Broad City and Detroiters, and has been featured in publications such as The FADER, Nylon, Milk, Pigeons and Planes, Vice, and more.
On the new EP, Quake tells a story of various forms of escapism, both into the mind and from it. Narrating this theme over the course of four-songs, “Looks Like Paradise,” “Nothing In My Head,” “Make Me,” and “Dreams,” the EP is influenced by Richie Quake’s life as DJ in NYC. He chronicles the feeling of being alone while surrounded by people as well as feeling overwhelmed by the barrage of one’s inner monologue when the party is finally over. Drawing inspiration from 80’s Dream Pop, Synth Pop, and contemporary Indie Pop/R&B, ‘Paradise Dreams‘ has a unique, retro-futuristic sound that is meant to intrinsically resonate with the listener. The project was mastered by Greg Calbi, engineer for Bob Dylan, Tame Impala, Kacey Musgraves, Arcade Fire, John Mayer, and more.
If this is your first introduction to Richie Quake, as a live act, Richie has played shows in LA, Montreal, NYC, and several other cities throughout the northeastern US. As a DJ, Richie plays regularly at NYC’s most popular clubs such as The Blond, Rosebar, Public, 1Oak, Up&Down, Kinfolk, Paul’s Babygrand, The Moxy, Acme, and many others. He’s also played events for several brands and companies such as Ilegal Mezcal, Sports Illustrated, Hawthorne Cologne, Cinematic Records, Martine Ali, as well as events with Halsey, DMX, Roy Woods, Theophilus London, Chase B, and others.
Up next for Richie, he’ll be putting the final touches on a forthcoming artist album. In the meantime, he’ll be kicking off a new bi-weekly residency on Wednesdays at NYC’s Loosie Rouge, throwing a weekly party at Meatpacking venue Up&Down called Flex Friday with Desmond Sam, DJing the Dream Downtown pool each Thursday throughout July, and every Saturday at Rosebar in the Gramcery Park Hotel.