Rishi Rich – Composer
Rishi Rich is arguably the most successful Asian music producer our generation has seen. His unique and creative beats are synonymous with fans and artists alike. Recognised from a young age for his innate love of music, the harrow-born rising star signed his first album at the age of fifteen under the production of ’2 Kool’. Rishi went on to co-produce ten Asian music albums before working on his first solo album entitled ‘Simply Rich’. It debuted at No.1 in the Asian charts in October 2002 with the timeless lead single Nahin Jeena, featuring Don D and Juggy D.
The landmark album, showcasing Rishi’s innovative style of fusing RnB, Ragga and Bhangra, undoubtedly propelled Rishi’s trademark beats into the mainstream. Combining his influences from his Punjabi background and his love for urban music and pop, the talented producer has been able to appeal to a wider audience through remixes with international artists such as; Craig David, Mary J Blige, Ricky Martin, Westlife, Estelle and Liberty X. He produced the official Top 10 (No.6) hit Roll On for Mis-teeq and This Is How We Do It for the Ali G soundtrack. Rishi also produced the Kulcha remix for Britney Spears and Madonnas Me Against The Music which Britney will be performing to during her international Circus tour.
With his talent for spotting new artists, Rishi went onto launch the successful careers and flamboyant sounds of Juggy D and the soulful flavours of Jay Sean under record label 2Point9. The trio brought a new sound to the millennium and achieved revolutionary mainstream success with their Bhangra and RnB concoction. Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal) reached No.12, Eyes On You reached No.6 and Stolen reached No.4 in the official UK Singles Chart which included ground-breaking TV performances on the likes of Top of the Pops and CD:UK. This soon led to the release of Rishi’s second album The Project. The album included the single Push It Up (Aaja Kuriye), which peaked at No.1 on the BBC Asian Network Chart and the Club Asia Essential 20 Chart.
In 2004, Rishi produced the title-track Hum Tum for the super hit Yash Raj Bollywood movie starring Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee. In the same year, Rishi was awarded Best Producer and Best Single for Dance With You at the UK Asian Music Awards (AMAs).
In 2007 and after parting ways with his record label, Rishi launched his own namesake production company aptly entitled Rishi Rish Productions. With his continuous eye for talent, Rishi’s search for creative flair and rawness led him to H-Dhami and Mumzy Stranger.
In 2009, Rishi received the Award For Excellence at the Asian Woman magazine awards. Rishi was also awarded Best Producer for H-Dhamis Sadke Java album at the prestigious Asian Music Awards and at the same time, Rishi was honored with the Commitment To The Scene accolade for his consistent dedication and positive contribution to the Asian music industry. He continues to work with some of the best in the business from both sides of the world with some exciting new tracks coming soon with some amazing and well respected vocalists and is managed by one of Indias leading management company, Carving Dreams (who manage artistes such as Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu and more) and KIKIT (who manage PRINCE).