Cap’n Richie is the moniker of dance producer/songwriter Richard Richter, who hails from the Netherlands. His music is essentially in the EDM category, but he combines genres of EDM in his own inimitable style. So far this year he has already released High & Higher Volume 1 and an EP of old school DnB (drum and bass) called Instead of Words.
He has also released High & Higher Volume 2 from which this track, Something Else, is taken. This release has already reached 123,000 streams on Soundcloud alone. Something Else is a mixture of house, glitch and DnB, an unusual combination which works very effectively. It notably features the female lead vocals of Odilia Carmen, who gives a charismatic performance.
It begins with a mind blowing, almost psychedelic array of glitch and DnB beats melded with constantly morphing synths and atmospheric effects. Olilia’s soulful vocals enter, also put through all manner of production tricks. After a short section of complex vocal refrains, the rhythm shifts to a more regular four-to-the-floor house beat along with the very catchy title hook. The rest of the track alternates between these two rhythmic styles, balanced with great control and expertise.
Overall, this a very well produced EDM track in the DnB/Glitch house genre by a writer/producer who has become a master of his craft. It manages to perfectly balance the opposing styles involved so that it is both danceable yet sonically inventive and different to most EDM. With his popularity growing exponentially with each new release, Something Else might be the track that gets everybody talking about Cap’n Richie and deservedly so.