2008 saw Ryder's debut release. 'Rock Out Of Bed' was given high praise by Nic Fanciulli, who charted it, prior to being signed by Womb (Tokyo) resident, Osamu M for his Outerspace Records imprint.
Not wanting to waste time, Bigger Deer Recordings was formed. A platform of which Lewis had total creative control.
Following the launch of BDR Lewis entered a competition run worldwide by Pioneer & Space Ibiza. After winning the first of four heats, he was invited to play a "heat winner" set at the super club in Ibiza. The party was hosted by Danny Tenaglia, who asked Ryder to play a track in the middle of his main room set. All the while Tenaglia was doing his trade-mark MC'ing, introducing Lewis to the crowd.
Going on to become the overall winner and gaining a residency at Space Ibiza, h..