RICHY Ahmed brought his sounds to Hidden Manchester on Friday night, with the South Shields native performing a six hour set until 4am. Quays News entertainment reporter Daniel Willis paid a visit to see why Ahmed is so revered in the DJ market…

Doors opened at 10pm – and after a long wait to get in, the DJ wasted no time in getting his set going and had the packed out audience loving his trademark sounds.

Ahmed himself is a member of the ‘Hot Creations’ record label which has gained major popularity in recent years, with members of the label releasing hits such as ‘Benediction’ in 2013 which received incredibly high exposure on YouTube.

Ahmed’s performance at Hidden was part two of his three separate ‘FourThirtyTwo’ events, after performing in London on Thursday, March 24 – and will finish the rounds in Birmingham, on Saturday, April 23.

The UK DJ is highly experienced with previous performances at the Blue Marlin festival in Dubai, and other performances in Mexico and Berlin – so the paying audience knew they were guaranteed a good show from the critically acclaimed DJ.

Richy’s ‘Can’t You See’ 2015 EP has found him a greater amount of exposure globally too – with each passing release, Ahmed continues to find himself stepping up another level, and his work is getting even better with it.

Ahmed’s six-hour set was eaten up by the crowd – and the vibe in the room made for an enjoyable and fun evening. Richy Ahmed will be returning to Manchester, performing at Parklife this June, and will be performing in the ‘Paradise’ tent on Sunday, June 12 for those that may have missed the Hidden event.

Ahmed will be playing alongside fellow Hot Creations DJ Jamie Jones at Parklife, and both have had similar journey’s thus far – with an impressive list of festivals to their name.

Ahmed will also be playing at other festivals such as Eastern Electrics in Hertfordshire and also Secret Solstice in Reykjavik, Iceland.

After his performance at Hidden, Ahmed’s career is clearly going from strength to strength – and with regular spots at festivals and more live events finding way into his notoriously busy schedule, he is continuing to solidify himself as one of the best DJ’s in the country right now.

A progressive, deep house vibe is not for everybody, but for those super-fans of the genre, Ahmed delivers time and time again.

One of his best performances to date however took place at Hidden. The audience were completely into it, and Ahmed once again proved why, despite emanating from South Shields, he is a global artist.

By Daniel Willis

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