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Following in the footsteps of supremely talented South-coasters like James Zabiela, James Talk, Dave Spoon, Reset Robot & Alan Fitzpatrick, Ridney is on a one-man mission to bring the city of Southampton to the attention of party-goers the world over.

Ridney’s first break came in 1997 from local friend James Zabiela. After listening to one of Ridney’s early DJ mix tapes, Ridney was asked to play a regular slot at James’ night in a local Southampton venue. He began producing in early 2000 and featured in a handful of production groups before striking his first success – co-writing “Your Love” for Scarpi (in 2004). Continuing to produce, he was invited to provide a DJ/producer guest mix for the Trophy Twins on their BBC Radio 1 show during October 2006.

Further productions and remixes in 2007/2008 were supported on Pete Tong’s Fast Trax show, with Ridney appearing 5 times! This included being voted one of the 4 top Bedroom Bedlam producers at the end of 2007.

During the beginning of 2008, Ridney released his euro-hit “Wait 4 U”, a collaboration with house legend Lenny Fontana. The track was signed to Ministry of Sound and peaked at No.7 in the iTunes Dance Chart in Germany. During July 2008, Ridney scored his first “Essential New Tune” on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show. His collaboration (with James Talk) on the track “Sunshyne” was also named 2008 “Track of the Year” by Carl Cox in the Top 100 edition of DJ Magazine.

James Talk & Ridney have gone on to score two further Essential New Tunes on the Pete Tong BBC Radio 1 show. On 17th July 2009, their remake of the classic Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls” achieved the prestigious crown. Now, they have produced their biggest track to date; the classic-disco sampling ‘Forever’ has once again earned them an ‘Essential New Tune’ and continues to set both Miami Conference and Ibiza alight! Harking back to the classic, Bangalter-esque French house era of the late 90’s, it is an unifying and uplifting record of supreme quality, and with remixes on the way looks set to re-ignite the sub-genre for a new generation.

As a solo artist, Ridney has released tracks and produced remixes for labels including Ministry of Sound/Data, CR2, Onephatdeeva, Fabric, Kingdom Kome Kuts, Nebula and ALiVE. His debut 2010 Defected release (“At Night”), has picked up a huge amount of support with DJs including Axwell, Sebastian-ingrosso/">Sebastian Ingrosso, Kevin Saunderson, Eddie Thoenick, Robbie Rivera & Dirty South.

Ridney continues to tour as a DJ and continues to hold a number of residencies inc. the Orange Rooms in his native Southampton for well over 7 years. More recently he has returned from Ibiza, having played the Wonderland opening party alongside Jaymo and Andy George (BBC Radio 1) as well as Hush & Es Paradis … 2010 continues to be a very exciting year!