Dave Richards Launches Homebred Data in Lauderhill

by Howard Campbell

LAUDERHILL – For the previous six years, Dave Richards has quietly put in place a construction at Homebred Data, the manufacturing firm he operates in South Florida. In November, the veteran musician formally launched it on his birthday in Lauderhill.

Richards is the longtime bass guitarist for Shaggy, who was one of many friends on the occasion. He advised South Florida Caribbean Information that Honebred Data shall be extra up entrance in 2024.

Shaggy, Dave Richards launch Homebred Records
Dave Richards (proper) and Shaggy on the launch of Homebred Data in Lauderhill in November.

“Homebred has been round for a very long time. We’ve been taking part in collectively since Michael and Dave Jr. (two of my sons) began to play music, however we really began to do our personal reveals and musical productions from round 2017. You’ll begin to see and listen to heaps extra!” Richards declared.

So far, Richards and his workforce have produced songs by Large Youth, Marcia Griffiths, Glen Washington, Julian Marley and Hopeton Lindo. Whereas reggae and dancehall is the label’s principal focus, Richards stated versatility is one among Homebred Data’ robust factors.

“Our label produces all kinds of music, the factor with Homebred is the spirit, the chemistry and the texture of the music. We execute high quality productions starting from reside to digital productions, all depending on the temper wanted for that undertaking,” he famous. “The aim of Homebred is to unfold love everywhere in the world with this musical expertise. It’s not only a track or a present or an album, it’s an expertise.”

Born in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, Richards grew up in Spanish City, the nation’s first capital. His greatest influences on bass are the legendary Robbie Shakespeare and easy jazz icon Jaco Pastorious.

Richards has performed on quite a lot of hit songs together with together with Sizzla’s Lady I Want You and Akon’s Mama Africa in addition to Sting and Shaggy’s Grammy-winning album, 44/876.

He has toured with Ky-Mani Marley,  Burning Spear and Yellowman, and backed different huge acts equivalent to Freddie McGregor and Etana.

Since 2013, Richards has performed a significant function in Shaggy’s recording and touring unit. It has been one among his profession highlights.

“I’ve been touring the world with Shaggy for about 10 years now and it’s been a tremendous expertise taking part in with him reside and within the studio,” he stated.