17-year-old aspiring pop star Ridi has unveiled an official remix of her debut single "Top Guy" by veteran production duo Manhattan Clique.
The young singer, whose very first release came out in August along with a gripping music video, has recruited one of the scene's most prolific remixing teams to revamp the brooding pop jam. Manhattan clique turned "Top Guy" into a house heater and transformed Ridi's sultry lyrics into a lively four-on-the-floor rhythm. Their raised cut turns "Top Guy" into a cut for the clubs, and while it doesn't have any tense builds or thunderous drops, its bouncy sound design is sure to get people moving.
After Ridi's music was attacked by bad rumors, racist insults and hateful messages in a Swiss boarding school – only to be fired for fighting back – Ridi's music sheds light on the effects of bullying while promoting an anti-hate message. The European singer-songwriter of Indian descent is also the co-founder of the anti-bullying campaign "StopTheB", an initiative that she started with her sister, which is considered to be the first anti-bullying community for young people.
With the overarching goal of creating awareness of the pitfalls and long-term effects of bullying, Ridi and her powerful whistles have won some high profile admirers as she ascends in pop and dance music. She can safely count the iconic soccer player Ronaldinho among her fans and received an invitation to speak at a UNESCO World Forum against Bullying in Sweden. It's been quite a climb for the extraordinary singer, whose artistic prowess can be traced back to the age of eight.
"I wrote 'Top Guy' at a really screwed-up point in my life where I had basically lost everything I had ever known," said Ridi upon release of the single. “What I've learned from the constant harassment and attack is that at the end of the day the best reaction is not to care what others say or think – and when people think you stand up for yourself. “If you are the & # 39; villain & # 39; that's okay. There is no one who knows you better than you do. "
You can read more about "StopTheB" here and find Manhattan Clique's remix of "Top Guy" on streaming platforms here.