Biography


BIOGRAPHY RICKY BREAKER,
FROM SURINAMESE DANCER TO INTERNATIONAL DJ/PRODUCER

While trying to help his parents make ends meet, Ricky was convinced his dance talent would one day lift him to the next level. It’s in 2002 when Gregory Ricky Rigters, better known as Ricky Breaker, applied for a career breaking dance competition that would give him a shot at realizing his dream. During the competition, the cd, mixed by himself got lost. Fortunately Ricky had a backup ‘tape’ standby to save him from being dethroned as the uncrowned dancing king from Paramaribo. Luckily back in the day he could use this tape, only playable on an old skool tape recorder, so he could keep participating in the competition, which he won. Following all this, his first mixtape became a fact.

Pursuing what he knew to do best, Ricky continued to practice his passion in dancing in the Netherlands. That’s how he ended up at the Rotterdam Hip-Hop House where he took classes. As time went by he started to feel restricted within dancing and felt like he needed new challenges. His vision for the future made him switch from dancing to music. It was mere coincidence there was a DJ set in the basement of his uncle’s café which he could use to develop and upgrade his skills. It was Arnold Lobman, better known as DJ Diamondspin, the café’s in-house DJ who introduced Ricky to the various mix techniques.

Ricky decided to expand his musical skills to multiple genres. He enrolled to an electronic music production course in Brussels after which he spend months developing his audio and engineering skills. Meanwhile, Ricky got promoted from being a DJ who played at ordinary events to becoming a resident DJ at several clubs including Rotterdam’s well-known Club Vie.

The real glow up in his career came when Afrojack involved Ricky in an artist development project for about six months, which led to his first release. Former Disney star Kyle Massey had approached the top producer for a new track. Ricky immediately started working on the track and is responsible for the production of the single ‘Breaker Breaker’, which has been Ricky’s first release at Wall Recordings. After this collaboration, the duo released two more records titled “No Tomorrow” with vocals by rappers Belly and O.T. Genasis & the record ‘Flawless Victory’ that is part of Afrojack’s latest album ‘Press Play’. Furthermore, Ricky Breaker created a second single together with Kyle Massey called ‘Litty’ released on the label Sygye.