Aug 06, 2018
Ridney's Exclusive Mix
As if summer wasn’t already an exciting enough time for Cafe Mambo resident DJ Ridney, he’s been busy at work on his upcoming album!! Today we’re absolutely delighted to give you an exclusive first listen to many of those tracks, as Ridney shares an inside look at his new album due out in the early Fall. Turn it loud and enjoy!!
Paul, thanks for joining us today. How’s your summer been going thus far?
An amazing summer so far and feeling incredibly lucky to be so busy DJing and travelling.
We understand you’ve been super busy in the studio working on your upcoming album. Could you tell us a little bit about the motivation and drive to release an album rather than just singles and/or EPs?
I’ve had the idea to do an album for a while now. This first album is a retrospective of the last 10 years (2008-2018), including some of my more well known tracks (e.g. “At Night”), some of my favourite forgotten gems and exclusive brand new bits. The plan is to have a 2nd album out early 2019 too – at the moment I’ve got about 15-20 unreleased tracks!!
Now you’ve given us a first listen at some of the album tracks in mix, right? Could you highlight and share a few words about those productions?
Some of the new tracks include “Give U No More” featuring Mr Josh Hubi on vocals. I’ve always been a huge fan of his and I’m chuffed to get his vocals on a track.
“Dont Wanna Let You Know” is something brand new which is more of my usual disco vibes.
Plus you’ll hear my remix of “Crazy About You” for Kevin McKay and I’ve included a cheeky bootleg called “You Pay No Royalty.”
What do you think are some of the uniting themes across the album tracks?
The album includes both deeper and clubby tracks, but really I guess shows the influence of the French touch/French house scene. The sound of both the Roulé & Crydamoure catalogue have radiated constantly with me over the past 10 years in both my collaborations and solo productions.
Are all of the album tracks meant to also be played in your sets?
Of course, I always make tracks for my sets first. I try and play as much of my own stuff as possible – I’ve always found a bigger buzz seeing a great reaction to your own tracks. Predominately the album is clubby tracks, but there’s a couple of deeper ones in there too which I play at Cafe Mambo & Savannah in Ibiza during my later sets.
What’s been your favorite track off the upcoming album to road test and why?
Probably “Algorhythms” which is working really well in my sets at the moment, alongside “Gotta Come Back.”
And lastly, when can we expect the album to be available?
If all goes to plan (fingers crossed), it’ll be available in September/October time.
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