richy ahmed has been steadily building his four thirty two label over the last 12 months, introducing talented artists such as jansons and senzala to the fold. the imprint is fast becoming a go to label for those who like their house music uncomplicated and hype free, ensuring the chicago and detroit house sound burns bright with new music indebted to the roots of the music. after recent releases on seth troxler’s play it say it label, and remixes for london grammar, richy brings the goods back to home on this latest four thirty two release. on cant stop us, chunky stabs incessantly jab at meaty drums, as a female vocal loop rides on an opening filter. the good vibes build to a classic house piano crescendo that marshall jefferson would certainly approve of, as the soaring strings and evolving drums raise the rapturous mood to dizzying heights. on the flip, the percussive disco drums of dials mavis are bolstered by a booming sub bassline whilst deft keys and deep rhodes chords deliver the infectious melody on this bumping jazz ride.
key uk house player richy ahmed is next up on play it say it with a standout twotrack ep that proves just why he is such an essential talent. ahmed is currently in the headlines for his four thirty two label, which has put out some of his own great music and will a&r plenty from his peers in the future. it has also spawned a big party in ibiza at privilege, and has hosted events from glasgow’s sub club to leeds’ mint club. all this comes after years of richy headlining all over the world and working with labels like hot creations and crosstown rebels. now really into his stride as a producer, his latest is sure to rock floors worldwide. up first is the big and bombastic kimalaya with its tribal tinged and jumbled beats and big woodblock hits. wordless chants also join the groove, and the looseness of the whole thing is what will ensure it really gets the dancefloor going. add in diving bass notes and some clever breakdowns and you have a sure-fire recipe for success. just as infectious is come with us, a more nimble and peak time tune with lively synths darting and jumping about above techno leaning drums. its a freaky cut with inventive synth patterns that really get under your skin as it rumbles on. with these latest tracks richy ahmed once again offers up some truly fresh house perspectives
richy ahmed launches his new imprint, four thirty two, with a self-produced two-track single, “put me in a trance”, featuring the vocal talents of gloria adereti and a collaboration with up and coming producer, janson. the new label is a back to basics, analogue vision, directed by richy, which will include original material, unearthed and undiscovered artist appearances, and remixes from the richy and janson alias love hurtz, as well as featuring a variety of vocalists from surrounding circles. each release will have a clear focus on the sound of vinyl and clean-cut imagery presented with each record.
as one of the most exciting talents rising out of the uk, there is no better time for dc-10 resident richy ahmed to team up with new yorks seminal house imprint, strictly rhythm, and release * cant you see ep*. opening with a hard-hitting 4/4 beat * cant you see* features a funk-laden walking bassline adding fluidity to the mix, calling on the sound of the 80s and bringing it in to the present day. analog synth sounds are peppered amongst bluntly cut vocal samples, drawing inspiration from the clinical elements of techno, yet retaining the groove that ahmeds work is rapidly becoming synonymous with. the eps second track is ahmeds remix of logics 1990 classic * the warning*. the originals acapella has been repurposed by ahmed, looming over the tracks driving percussive elements. with a low-slung bassline interchanging with sizzling hi-hats, the remix pulls the original away from its blissed-out roots and firmly into the warehouse, providing new meaning to one of the legendary strictly rhythm’s many classic club anthems.
national geordie treasure richy ahmed is undoubtedly an original brother and integral cog in the hot creations machine and since his emergence alongside the crew and subsequent blowing up of the scene, richy has become one of the most sought after and hard-working djs on the circuit. now honing his production skills to a fine point, its no surprise hes been showcasing on the label, with last years ‘the drums smashing through on all fronts. richy is now bestowed with the honour of helming the pinnacle 50th release for the ever-ubiquitous label
in the midst of the increasingly popular house music hurricane comes a fresh two track ep from one of the movements most promising talents, richy ahmed. taking cues from hip-hop, techno, funk and disco, the drums ep arrives on the 2nd of december via hot creations.
house hero miguel campbell releases he debut single on the ever-consistent hot creations imprint. >baby i got it< - a mouth-watering mix of sexy disco-tinged house cuts with a dose of murky business from richie ahmed in the remix