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.
Production followed in early 2000, with Ridney featuring as a co-writer in a number of production groups. Moving into solo production, he was invited to provide a producer guest mix for the Trophy Twins on their BBC Radio 1 show during October 2006.
During 2007 & 2008, Ridney’s tracks were supported on Pete Tong's Fast Trax show, with Ridney appearing 5 times! 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 awarded "Track of the Year" by Carl Cox in the Top 100 edition of DJ Magazi..