Ricky has been djing for almost five years. Although, in his short experience due to a relentless seek for quality, he has certainly progressed at a remarkably fast pace.
Like many successful DJs, Ricky comes from a varying contemporary musical background, filled with different genres - and ends up with funky, disco, electro, breaks, techno & house music grooves. This musical background is supported by guitar, piano and vocal studies taken throughout his childhood, as well as completing three years of jazz and contemporary music research.
Right after his 21st birthday, Ricky moved to Los Angeles (USA) searching for absolute independence. He purchased his first turntables and mixer with the money earned working 8 days a week at bars and catering events. Later on, he ended up sharing decks at the legendary 'Sketchpad' after-hours with DJ Taylor, known as the American response to Sasha. Ricky decided to go back to Buenos Aires (Argentina) and looked forward to growing into the local scene.
Along with Our House Promotions, he had the chance to share the Dj booth @ Punta del Este (Uruguay) with Andy Holt (aka Redanka) & Chris Bourne (aka Tarrentella) from RIP records, Kelvin Andrews (the legend also known as Soul Mekanik), Sound 5 and part of Sure is Pure & Paolo Mojo from Fabric UK. Back in Bs. As., he mixed with Italian star Francesco Farfa, spanish dj-producer Angel Molina & Bill Patrick from ARC, New York USA. Ricky also played with almost every local talent like Alex Russo, Facu Carri, Cristobal Paz, Big Fabio, Dj Paul, Diego RoK, Diego Cid, Gustavo Lopez, Aldo Haydar, Romina Cohn, Miguel Silver and along with our very own local champion Hernan Cattaneo, who described Ricky's first production work as refreshing and technically very tight.
Music is Freedom (Music is Freedom.com), the British label owned by Paolo Mojo and formerly known as Entermusic, has signed "Who Cares?" (Original & Smights Special Place remix) by Can Costa, Ricky's alter ego. This release has received huge support from great international djs such as Satoshi Tomiie, Adam Freeland, Hernan Cattaneo, Chris Fortier, Steve Gerrard, Marcelo Castelli, Echomen, Steve Parry, Dan Goodall, Soul Mekanik, Jerry Bonham, Joshua Collins, Ryan Papa & the man himself, Sasha. Also obtained great comments at worldwide record stores & has been reviewed @ PROG SOUNDS (http://www.progressive-sounds.com/reviews/Can-Costa-Who-Cares.asp). Ricky has been invited to the acclaimed internet based PROTON RADIO.com, both as a Dj & Producer, to showcase at Smight's show @ PROFLUENCE & Jay Epoch's @ PARTICALES. He will be guest as FEATURED ARTIST very soon, like James Zabiela & Hernan Cattaneo recently did. he has also remixed American dj-producer Stroud for Mining Vinyl Recordings USA, along with Argentina's Dj Paul (Clubland, PACHA). This tune called "Chobru" has been charted in BALANCE Record Pool by Chris Fortier, and has also been included in Jondi & Spesh's and Chris Micali's charts. Also supported by Josh Wink, producer Greg Benz, fine reviewer dj Chloe @ Sound Bytes & mixed several times by Hernan Cattaneo, who's very interested in Can Costa's latest productions, including most of these in his weekly radio show Resident @ Metro 95.1 fm
Ricky reached professional skills on Music Production workshops in Barcelona (Spain), where he's been sharing the line up along with Steve Bug, Martin Landsky & Edvard at The Edge @ Otto Zutz as part of the Poker Flat World Tour. He's also visited Moscow (Russia), for a gig @ PYRAMID BAR & Lima (Peru) @ URBAN ALIEN.
Ricky is currently in Buenos Aires searching for new music horizons... where he spins records along with well known djs & producers like Echomen from the UK (HoojChoons recs), Joshua Collins from the USA (Grayhound recs), Ryan Papa from Australia (Stigma recs Resident Advisor.com.au monthly RA Columnist) & Argentinean Dj MOS from Barcelona's Pissed off recordings @ CHOCOLATE in Mar del Plata seaside city, as a warm up dj for international guests for the last four times in a row. Ricky has also been the headline dj @ BLUE VELVET & MEI in Rosario many times last year gaining much recognition outside of Buenos Aires.
Recently he has visited Asuncin (Paraguay) & Montevideo (Uruguay), where he had great shows & will go back soon for more gigs every two months due to the amazing feedback he got from the foreign crowd.
Ricky has been guest dj at AET 10th anniversary party @ PACHA, Buenos Aires's greatest dance floor in Argentina & known around the world as one of the best clubs on earth. He had the chance to share his music with around 4.000 people going crazy. This has been his best experience thus far.
Ricky Ryan has been djing at BUE, a huge festival in Argentina with an amazing line up of international artists such as Massive Attack, Rinocerose, Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode), FC Kahuna, The Human League, Herbalizer, Junior Sanchez, Ashley Casselle, Slacker & loads of local talents.
Nowadays, Ricky spends most of his time producing music and promoting events, not to mention djing; his latest tunes have received much support from great djs and producers such as Desyn Masiello, Shiloh, Kosmas Epsilon, Subsky & Yunus, to name a few. He's just been travelling Europe where he played in Spain (Barcelona, Pamplona & Ibiza), London, Ireland, Holand (along with Frederik from Pako & Deep Architecture), Lithuania & Rusia once again.