Richy Ahmed is at the forefront of a new wave of British DJs, who are re-defining house music taking cues from disco, techno, funk and hip-hop.
Over the last year British house music has been through a renaissance with a whole new generation of DJs and producers like Robert James, Julio Bashmore, Russ Yallop and Maya Jane Coles quickly making names for themselves. In the midst of this surge of homegrown talent is Richy Ahmed, Hot Natured resident and part of the Hot Creations inner circle. Richy has spent the last two summers cutting his teeth at some world’s best parties including, Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival, Sonar in Barcelona, The Nexus at Burning Man in the middle of the Nevada desert, Glastonbury Festival's 40th Anniversary, We Love at Space in Ibiza and the Get Lost and Hot Natured parties in Miami. Playing alongside some of house music’s biggest stars, Richy is regularly tipped as one to watch by the likes of Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus, Clive Henry and Seth Troxler. Hailing from Newcastle in the north of the UK, he still makes regular appearances at events across the UK such as Below in Birmingham, Sankeys in Manchester, MuMu in Liverpool, The Breakfast Club in Bristol and London's notorious Sunday afterhours institution Kubicle.
The launch of Jamie Jones and Lee Foss' Hot Creations label last year turned underground house music on its head, rapidly becoming one of the most popular new labels in dance music. As resident at their hugely successful Hot Natured parties held in London, Detroit, Barcelona, New York, LA and Miami, Richy has been at the centre of this nu-school house explosion and started releasing music this spring with the much-vaunted ‘Suck It’, released as part of the Hot Waves project. Armed with uniquely individual sound that fuses the energy of house and disco with infectious funk-inspired grooves and a touch of sullen mystery, his style has a distinct edge that’s impossible to pinpoint. As if to demonstrate this, the podcast he released to promote his recent debut at fabric for their Hot Natured showcase has proved to be one of the most downloaded mixes from fabricfirst in 2011.