B. Rich biography
There are two artists that perform under the name B. Rich.
1. Barrett Richards, an Electro / House / Bassline artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2. An upcoming Hip-Hop / Rap artist from Baltimore.
1. B. Rich (aka Barrett Richards) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is one of America’s welcome purveyors of fidgety, bass-heavy house music. With nearly a decade of DJ and producing experience within a rave scene that has come and gone, he has positioned himself nicely into house music and dropped like a bomb. Influenced at a young age by early hip hop and old school rave artists such as Moby, this artist has crafted a unique sound that is becoming internationally recognized.
His sound always focuses on a heavy bassline and which fuses breaks, classic house and rave elements. When asked to describe the name, he laughs and says “I’m not at all going for that glam thing. It was basically an inside joke and a nickname given by some friends and it just stuck.”
He shows his skills locally as a monthly resident for one of Boston’s hottest party promoters, FTW, although he is not a stranger to dropping huge sets throughout the east coast, Canada and all the way out to LA. His lively and energetic live sets of quick mixing and banger-after-banger mentality always leaves an imprint on his crowds.
Over the past year B. Rich has gained the support from top artists such as Rico Tubbs, Foamo, AC Slater, Klever, DJ Craze, HeavyFeet, Designer Drugs, Reid Speed, Andy George, Udachi, Kelevra, and A1 Bassline to name a few. He has remixed for top labels such as Ministry Of Sound and Palms Out Sounds. Many of his tracks have also seen repeat BBC Radio 1 plays by Kissy Sell Out and plays on the UK’s Galaxy FM. With upcoming EPs of new and original work on both Palms Out Sounds and Party Like Us (which also features like-minded bass heads AC Slater and Udachi), 2009 is shaping up to be a big year for this experienced artist and DJ.
2. “CREATIVE IN HIS OWN RIGHT MARCHING TO HIS OWN RHYTHM B.RICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF BALTIMORE’S MOST KNOWN TALENTS. HIS CAREER BEGAN WHEN HE WAS THE FIRST IN THE CITY EVER TO SIGN WITH A MAJOR LABEL. “WHOA NOW” HE HAS SINCE THEN GONE ON TO HIS SOPHOMORE PROJECT “BORN RICH” A WELL BALANCED CULTURAL EXPERIENCE THAT WAS EMBRACED ON A NATIONAL LEVEL. B.RICH IS A RISING STAR WITH ENOUGH TALENT TO SHAKE UP THE MUSIC INDUSTRY…