Richy Ahmed is at the forefront of UK house music; having played a major part in the British house music’s recent renaissance, he takes cues from disco, techno, funk, electro and hiphop.
Hailing from South Shields in the north of the UK, Richy continues to make regular appearances at events across Britain whilst touring internationally. His hardworking approach has seen him play everywhere from BPM Mexico and Blue Marlin Dubai to Berlin’s infamous Panorama Bar. His Ibiza presence is undeniable; this season, he held down his well-known residency at Paradise, DC-10 whilst also becoming one of seven all-night guests to take over the Space Terrace for elrow. With so many high profile gigs, he’s earned himself a spot in Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJs for the past three years running.
Whilst Richy is certainly a mainstay within the Hot Creations family, one of his key releases of 2015 was the ‘Can’t You See’ EP on revered dance label Strictly Rhythm. He remains a prolific remixer, with these appearing on the likes of Circus, Suara, Truesoul, Crosstown Rebels, FFRR and Hotflush Recordings to name a few.
Now, Richy is branching out with his brand new label, Four Thirty Two. It launched with his well-received ‘Put Me In A Trance’ EP in 2016. The label offers Richy a chance to A&R the music he loves, as well as to put out unique material of his own. It will be kept to a few releases a year, often from undiscovered and smaller artists who are putting out the high quality material that Richy believes in. A strong focus on artwork and vinyl are at the center of the label’s ethos, with certain releases being tuned exactly to 432 Hz – a method commonly used by John Lennon and Bob Marley, and the label’s namesake.
The release of ‘Put Me In A Trance’ followed two of Richy’s own branded Four Thirty Two UK tours, where he played sold-out nights across the UK from Glasgow’s Sub Club to Mint Club in Leeds. The Four Thirty Two parties swiftly gained a reputation for both their intimate venues and quality atmosphere in 2016.
Richy’s reputation as one of the best DJs and producers around is firmly established. 2017 looks set to see Richy continue to reinvent and branch out, a sign of true sticking power in a fast paced industry.