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DT862 – Ridney


Renowned UK producer and DJ Ridney, with an impressive track record including releases on labels such as Defected, Toolroom, Armada, and more, showcases his talent once again. His remix of Flo-Rida ft. David Guetta’s “Club Can’t Handle Me” was even featured as part of the UK No.1 single package. Ridney’s music has garnered over 4 million global Shazams and maintains a monthly streaming audience of 225k. Notably, he has been honored with the title of “Essential New Tune” three times on Pete Tong’s BBCR1 Essential Selection.

In addition to his prolific music career, Ridney also wears the hat of a label owner, steering the ship at Paharas Musica. With his diverse and successful musical journey, Ridney continues to make a significant impact on the global dance music scene, leaving audiences eagerly anticipating what he has in store for the future. ‘You Ain’t Breakin’ My Heart’ stands as a testament to his enduring creativity and unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch tracks that resonate with fans worldwide.

Fool’s Paradise’s 2024 journey begins with a bang as Ridney and Husky join forces for the dazzling Disco House adventure, ‘You Ain’t Breakin’ My Heart,’ featuring the soulful vocals of Xira. This track encapsulates all the essential elements of a vibrant dance floor anthem, with filtered brass hooks, decadent sweeping strings, and funky guitars, all wrapped up in a powerful and sultry vocal performance by Xira. The release also includes remixes by Husky and Emmaculate, each offering their unique take on the tune.

Today, he joins us on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…

Where I’ve come from and musically where I’m going to

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

It’s a toss-up between “Missing You” which is the most requested track at gigs and Emmaculate’s remix of “You Ain’t Breakin”, just because he’s absolutely delivered some absolute disco magic. Am a huge fan of his productions.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

A dash of remix, a splash of original and a taste of unreleased goodness

Tell us about your next EP? 

“You Ain’t Breakin My Heart” on Fool’s Paradise started as a collaboration between myself and Sydney’s finest, Mr Husky.  Husky had previously remixed one of my singles (which had done very well) and we’d always hoped to work on a single together. I wrote the original to “You Aint Breakin” and shared it with him and he continued to work on the idea, adding the vocal from fellow Aussie, Xira. Fast forward to Brighton Music Conference and Xira was in the UK, so we got to hang out and both agreed a disco remix would be a great addition to the package. I connected with the amazing Emmaculate, and he delivered some magical disco goodness. 

I was lucky enough to road test the original in DJ sets during summer last year and Husky put together the amazing VIP which really went down well during my Cafe Mambo Ibiza DJ sets during 2023. We agreed this certainly had to be added to complete the package.

What have you got coming up?

Some exciting releases on well-known labels, nothing I can announce, but I’m grateful that after many years of producing for myself and others, that the dance labels that mean so much to me, are keen to hear (& sign) my new music. The only thing I can probably officially say, is a collab with Angello Ferreri, which is out at the end of February.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

Data Transmission is such a great portal, full of useful resources for DJs and readers alike. I’m sincerely grateful to Grahame and the team for inviting me to create the mix and I really hope you enjoy listening x


  1. Foremost Poets – Moonraker (Ridney Intro) [Unreleased]
  2. Universal Love x Chaka Khan – Aint No Ritmo (Ridney’s Bootleg Mix) [Unreleased]
  3. Todd Terry, Janika Tenn & Ridney – House Shh (Original Mix) [Paharas Musica]
  4. Artful & Ridney ft Terri Walker – Missing You (Michael Gray Remix) [Paharas Musica]
  5. Kevin McKay – Crazy About You (Ridney Remix) [Glasgow Underground]
  6. Ridney & Richard Earnshaw – Roadblock VIP [Paharas Musica]
  7. Andrea Marchesini – What U Want (Richard Earnshaw & Ridney Remix) [Blockhead]
  8. Ridney & Husky ft Xira – You Ain’t Breakin’ My Heart (Emmaculate Remix) [Fool’s Paradise / Toolroom]
  9. Black Legend, Powerdress & Ridney – Over You (Richard Earnshaw Revision) [Fool’s Paradise / Toolroom]
  10. Ridney & Julie McKnight – Home Sweetest Home (Fav’s Summer Edit) [Unreleased]
  11. Ridney – Everything You Do [Great Stuff]
  12. Ridney & Roisto – A&S [Armada]
  13. Roy Davis Jr – Enjoy the Ride (James Talk & Ridney Remix) [Defected]
Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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