Radio Dj and Chart topping Producer Kurt ‘The Party Animal’ Riley has added Artiste Manager to the list of accolades he has accumulated over the years.
The DJ and producer, who heads the world renowned Techniques Records Label with his brother Andre Riley, has for the first time signed a Co-Management deal with Reggae Artiste Torch Campbell.
Kurt met the artiste over 8 years ago when he heard a recording from him and was immediately attracted to his unique sound
“Him did sound bad and wicked, I’ve been working with him since and following his career from then until now. I believe that 2015 is the right time to be a part of his management team” Kurt explained.
Kurt shares the role of manager with fellow producer Comar ‘Frankie’ Campbell of Frankie Music, who has also worked with Torch for a number of years. He explains that not much has changed with their relationship even though their roles are now defined in black and white.
“The only thing that has changed is the decision making. The production level remains the same, Frankie and I will now take his career to the next level.” Kurt added
Next level sights are being set with the release of Torch’s first EP ‘Self Reclaimed’ to be distributed by VP Records’ affiliate VPal Music. The project incorporates singles from international producers as well as productions from Techniques Records and Frankie Music.
The lead single from the project ‘Lion’ from Frankie Music’s ‘Home Wrecker’ Riddim is already getting increased radio rotation locally and growing international attention.
Kurt sees his management role with Torch’s career as immensely important to the growth of the artiste in general.
“I believe that artiste do not make the best business decisions on their own. As well as they should not cloud their minds with business decisions. The artiste should concentrate on making good music and work with someone who will make the best decisions for them on their behalf.” Kurt added
Torch is set to present his first live showcase of the ‘Self Reclaimed’ EP this Thursday, October 29 at Spades Lounge on Phoenix Avenue in Kingston. The digital release of the 8 track project will happen on Friday October 30 through VPal Music.