Becoming Real

Becoming Real is the moniker of ethereal artist and producer, Toby Ridler. A somewhat elusive entity, who takes influence from the stark sonic palette of grime, footwork and European techno and shifts it into sinister soundscapes which are as equally alien as they are recognisable to the listener.


Becoming Real first started making music in the forgotten suburbs of South London in 2010, forging his own mesmerising take on first wave grime. This quickly caught the imagination of various corners of the music world and before long there were sold out 12″ vinyl releases through Tough Love Records, Not Even, RAMP Recordings and also his own Cold War Industries label.

After support slots with Mount Kimbie and Salem among others, Becoming Real finished 2011 by landing the main support slot on the SBTRKT tour which was unquestionably the hottest support of the year.