Richy Ahmed ‘Bad Boy / Italo 80’

Artist: Richy Ahmed
Title: Bad Boy / Italo 80
Label: Four Thirty Two
Cat. #: 432R015
Release Date: 10th July 2020
1. Bad Boy
2. Italo 80
3. Bad Boy (Enzo Siragusa remix)

Richy Ahmed returns to his Four Thirty Two imprint in rude health, and with his first new productions since the autumnal months of 2019. Fast asserting his credentials as one of the scene’s greatest exponents of uncomplicated and palpable house music, Richy delivers two new cuts, and enlists Enzo Siragusa to turn his hand to a remix.

A rough and ready production gives ‘Bad Boy’ its instant appeal, as Richy takes a heavy bass driven rhythm and sprinkles chopped up vox and trance inducing tones over the disco inspired groove. FUSE London resident, Enzo Siragusa, is enlisted on the remix duties for ‘Bad Boy’, scattering shiny string motifs and contorted vocals over a headsy and drum heavy mix.

Perhaps the greatest of decades in music is invoked on ‘Italo 80’, as Richy simmers an Italo inspired cut, dazzling with thick arpeggiated synths and drum sounds almost as big as the shoulder pads and hair of the era! A blistering acid line bubbles away as Richy explores a robotic rhythm and dizzying synth motifs.