For this weeks size? sessions (20:20 Mix), we’re joined by label owner, A&R and producer Richy Ahmed for number 14 in our series.
Originally hailing from South Shields in the North East of England, Richy is a product of many seasons spent in Ibiza and an original resident of Paradise at DC10. He’s played some of the biggest clubs and festivals all around the globe and has a plethora of remixes and original releases under his belt.
We’re made up to be joined by one of the biggest names in British house music. Check out Richy’s exclusive interview and mix below!
Tell us about yourself; where you’re from, what you do and what’s your shoe size?
“I’m Richy Ahmed. I’m a DJ, producer and record label owner from sunny South Shields in the North East of England, and I’m a UK 9.”
How did you get started in the music industry?
“Mainly through raving, then throwing parties and helping Jamie Jones start ‘Hot Creations’. Then the rest is history.”
How would you describe your DJ’ing style?
“I like to blend lots of different styles. I have lots of different house, techno, disco, garage, dub… I just try to make them work the best I can, lol. Always with a nod to the dancefloor!”
What has been your record of the year so far and what are you looking forward to hearing for the rest of the year?
“The James Solace Sputnik / Seb Zito new remix on Discotheque.”
Have you been making much music recently and can we expect some releases soon?
“Yeah, I have been making quite a bit of new music, both my solo projects and my side project ‘Love Hrtz’ with Jansons. I have an EP out now on my label ‘432’ and ‘Love Hrtz Vol 3’ out soon plus a forthcoming EP with Jamie Jones in September… our first-ever collab. I’m excited about that release.”
Has there been a particular event/party that has stood out for your career?
“Too many to mention. Some highlights have been Burning Man, Panorama Bar, Glasto and my first gig on the DC10 terrace and Amnesia terrace in Ibiza.”
And looking further ahead, who should we be looking out for in 2021?
“Gene On Earth, James Solace, Frankel & Harper, Sweeley + Luca Cazal.”
This Friday you’re broadcasting an exclusive size?sessions (20:20 Mix) for us. What can we expect to hear?
“20 tracks crossing over a spectrum of music the best way I know how, all in the lovely comfort of my kitchen!”
Outside of the music industry, where do you look for inspiration?
“I get a lot of my inspiration from spiritual healers and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Wes Penre, Bashar, Stuart Wilde. A lot of online searching and a lot of shamans I speak to along with Peruvians I meet when going to the jungle.”
What are your top 3 records of all time?
“The Stone Roses – ‘The Stone Roses’; Nas – ‘Illmatic’; Marvin Gaye – ‘What’s Going On’.”