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Richard Earnshaw interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories® # 043

Part 1
This first part listen to the producer remixer dj and owner of Duffnote Records Richard Earnshaw talk about his humble beginnings from Piano instruction to getting his first production signed. He also shares his life at the present moment dealing with covid and the struggle of trying to keep everything together.

He shares with us his first keyboards and key production tips. A very well in-depth interview by one of the UK’s most sought after producers in the soulful music genre.

Part 2
Richard Earnshaw explain the process of production and how he goes about making new tracks. You will catch the story behind his first signed production to Soulfuric Records called “People Are People” and the difference of running a record label in the streaming age versus the golden era of vinyl.

His production plans for the future and the process of picking productions from other producers to sign to Duffnote Records. 

Richard Earnshaw YouTube Video Part 1

Richard Earnshaw YouTube Video Part 2

Richard Earnshaw

Biography Richard Earnshaw

Richard Earnshaw as a result of his continuous delivery of quality productions, remixes and solid live performances he has positioned himself amongst some of the most respected producer/DJ’s in the world.

A classically trained jazz musician, producer, DJ, remixer, songwriter, co-founder of the iCulture brand and Duffnote, One51, Guess Record labels. Richard has been nothing short of prolific when it comes to output, having featured on a long list of labels including Soulfuric, Defected, Large, Reel People Music, Groove Culture, Salted Music, Purple Music, MoreHouse, Swing City, Peppermint Jam, Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound, Sony Music and many more.

Under his various collaborations and pseudonyms Richard has co-written, produced and remixed some of the industry’s great icons and isn’t exactly short of his own personal musical achievements working with and including the likes of Roy Ayres, Jocelyn Brown, Ursula Rucker, Natasha Watts and Kenny Thomas on his own original material…securing his place as a regular name on radio and dancefloors the world over. This consistency has not been confined to the studio. With club and stage performances all over the world for some of the most prominent clubs and promotions in the industry, a reminder of Richard’s musical foundations most evident with the blending of DJing and live instrumental performance.

Richard’s love affair with radio began in 2008 with his very first show/podcast – Sugar Soul which ultimately morphed into the establishment of iCulture Radio. Coupled with the ever popular iCulture events in London and Europe, Richard now joins the Mi-Soul station with his unique approach to musical entertainment.
For Richard Earnshaw, music is a passion, a joy a fundamental necessity of life

…it is a privilege, humbling to know that by creating and performing music, you’re telling a story, letting people into your life, providing an insight into the way you tick, an emotional connection, escapism from every day toil, where people can immerse themselves in music, in song and forget all demands of life, even if only for a short time…”


Biography Spiritchaser

Spiritchaser remix and work with some of the Major and Independent Record Labels & Artists as well as consistently releasing top quality, influential Deep House records. Spiritchaser’s debut album 1440 was released in mid 2010. In 2011 Spiritchaser achieved International success in South Africa with a huge number one hit record “These Tears” co-produced with fellow Guess Records Artist, Est8. It stayed in the South African national charts top ten for over 36 weeks. In 2019 South African rappe, Kwesta used the distinctive Piano from “These Tears” for his Platinum selling number one hit, “Spirit”.

In 2012 they released albums ‘Tears In The Rain’ and ‘Chronos’ and went on to remix Groove Cartell and Samantha Mogwe’s ‘You Got Me Singing’ the most downloaded single on for 2013. Upcoming release for 2014 included brand new follow up remix for Groove Cartell and Samatha Mogwe – ‘So Far Gone’