Ridney's first break came in 1997 from local friend James Zabiela. After listening to one of Ridney's early mix tapes, he was asked to play a regular slot at James' night in a local Southampton venue.
Ridney began producing in early 2000. He featured in a handful of production groups before striking his first success - co-writing Your Love for Scarpi (in 2004).
Continuing to produce a number singles, he was invited to provide a 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.
In 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, and more recently (5th March 2010) their disco sampling workout Forever achieved the "Essential New Tune" nod during a show broadcast live from Digital in Newcastle.
As a solo artist, Ridney's debut 2010 [labelDefected Records release (At Night), has picked up a huge amount of support with DJs including Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Eddie Thoenick, Robbie Rivera & Dirty South.
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