Rick Wade

Real Name:
Richard Lee Wade Jr.
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American deep house recording artist, and DJ, based in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Rick Wade was born in small-town western Michigan, less than an hour from Chicago's South Side. In the mid 1980s while studying at the University of Michigan, Wade gained his first gigs spinning deep underground house at the Nectarine Ballroom, the venue where Jeff Mills was also making his name, for techno rather than for house.

Simultaneously, Wade maintained a successful mix show on WCBN named "Journey To The Land Of House". It was a huge success, as were his subsequent gigs at clubs in and around Detroit. So much so that by 1993, Wade was able to build his own studio and form a label, Harmonie Park.

Wade has released his textured brand of house not only on his own label but also on the likes of labels Track Mode, Moods & Grooves, A Touch Of Class (2), M3, Elevate, Chord 44 Records, Out Of The Box, et al.
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Albums

MULP 02 Dark Ascension — Rick Wade Rick Wade Dark Ascension Music Is... MULP 02 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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HP009 CD, hp009 Darkskills — Rick Wade Rick Wade Darkskills(CD) Harmonie Park, Harmonie Park HP009 CD, hp009 US 2005 Sell This Version
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yore-010 The Good, The Bad And The Deep — Rick Wade Rick Wade The Good, The Bad And The Deep (Album) Yore Records yore-010 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
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IKOI 1 Requiem For A Machine Soul — Rick Wade Rick Wade Requiem For A Machine Soul(CD) Ikoi Gallery IKOI 1 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
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none Requiem For A Machine Soul — Rick Wade Rick Wade Requiem For A Machine Soul(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Harmonie Park none US 2010 Sell This Version
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HP015, hp015 Never Ending Reflections — Rick Wade Rick Wade Never Ending Reflections (Album) Harmonie Park, Harmonie Park HP015, hp015 US 2011 Sell This Version
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LAR036 With Me — Rick Wade Rick Wade With Me (Album) Little Angel Records LAR036 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
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RA.EX196 RA.EX196 Rick Wade — Rick Wade Rick Wade RA.EX196 Rick Wade(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX196 UK 2014
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SFB001 Golden Harvest — Rick Wade Rick Wade Golden Harvest(CD, Album) Steamed Fresh Beats SFB001 US 2015 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

HP001 Late Night Basix — Rick Wade Rick Wade Late Night Basix (EP) Harmonie Park HP001 US 1994 Sell This Version
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HP004 The Angry Pimp EP — Rick Wade Rick Wade The Angry Pimp EP (EP) Harmonie Park HP004 US 1997 Sell This Version
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EL 002 Night Trackin' — Rick Wade Rick Wade Night Trackin' Elevate (7) EL 002 US 1997 Sell This Version
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M3-008 The Vibe Chaser — Rick Wade Rick Wade The Vibe Chaser M3 M3-008 US 1998 Sell This Version
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HP005 Late Night Basix Vol. 2 — Rick Wade Rick Wade Late Night Basix Vol. 2 Harmonie Park HP005 US 1998 Sell This Version
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TM-009 Tracks From The Park Vol. 1 — Rick Wade Rick Wade Tracks From The Park Vol. 1 Track Mode TM-009 US 1998 Sell This Version
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MG-004 Quantum Expression — Rick Wade Rick Wade Quantum Expression Moods & Grooves MG-004 US 1999 Sell This Version
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ATC001 Deep Threats — Rick Wade Rick Wade Deep Threats A Touch Of Class (2) ATC001 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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CHORD 3-44 Diverse Dynamix EP — Rick Wade Rick Wade & Brett Dancer Rick Wade & Brett Dancer - Diverse Dynamix EP (EP) Chord 44 Records CHORD 3-44 US 1999 Sell This Version
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OOTB3 H.E.A.T. — Rick Wade Rick Wade H.E.A.T.(12") Out Of The Box OOTB3 US 1999 Sell This Version
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VV9804 The Harmonie Project — Rick Wade Rick Wade The Harmonie Project Viva! VV9804 US 2000 Sell This Version
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hp - 006 The  Perfect Pimp EP — Rick Wade Rick Wade The Perfect Pimp EP (EP) Harmonie Park hp - 006 US 2001 Sell This Version
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MU 009 Big Foot — Rick Wade Rick Wade Big Foot Music Is... MU 009 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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FC13 The Bumbaye EP — Rick Wade Rick Wade The Bumbaye EP (EP) Funky Chocolate FC13 France 2003 Sell This Version
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FC11 I Can't Take It — Rick Wade Rick Wade I Can't Take It (EP) Funky Chocolate FC11 France 2003 Sell This Version
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FC08 The Latina EP — Rick Wade Rick Wade The Latina EP(12", EP) Funky Chocolate FC08 France 2003 Sell This Version

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coltranetime

coltranetime

March 17, 2022
Rick Wade's music is the epitome of deep house. He is one of the most prolific producers of the deepness, do not sleep on any of his records!
telwin5000

telwin5000

May 22, 2020
edited 11 months ago
what happened to all the other Rick Wade reviews, discogs..
Figuz

Figuz

October 3, 2018
can not agree on the 2 postings before, he is not overhyped and make nice smoove tracks with great melodies......
Thanks for that nice music he is doing to entertain us
mikehuckaby

mikehuckaby

September 28, 2010
Rick Wade is one of the fastest deep house producers from Detroit. He whips out tracks faster than most. Back in the Day he would come across samples that you would try to trade him out of, if he found them before you. In a matter of no time, would he whip them into shape, only to create a legacy of releases found on Discogs. Don't let the speed of his productions fool you into thinking that it out weighs the quality either.

Rick held back on his first Harmonie Park release until he was sure that it was perfect. In this game, if your first release, or remix isnt worth searching for, you will be playing catch up until you get it right. And we all know the quality of Harmonie Park releases. Rick Wade is known as the "label Starter" Many new labels today rely on the skills and production methods that Rick Wade has taken quite some time to possess.
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