Our next booking is a man who needs no introduction; someone who is well and truly at the forefront of the UK house music scene. A Hot Creations stalwart who is just at home at his residency in DC10, as he is fronting the Elrow all-night sessions and even representing at the Panorama Bar in the infamous Berghain. It gives us great pleasure to welcome Richy Ahmed to The Lighthouse Project.
Straight off the back of a Sunday sesh with Eats Everything that blew our minds away, we are back at it again on a school night. We were timid at first but 600 people can’t be wrong.
The weekend warriors thrived off the back of a 3-day weekend, industry workers came out in their droves, chuffed that they could enjoy a decent act that wasn’t on a Saturday and students, well students would drink on a Thursday morning if they fancied it. We expect this one to be no different.
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.