Ruan, better know as Ru-B, is yet another young talent coming out of Pretoria, who is making his mark on the local music scene. He will be playing back to back with Kylie B, another dope local DJ, this Thursday for the HOUSEHOLD FUNK & APOLLO “Deep Revival” album launch at Tiger Tiger Pretoria. We caught up with him to chat about music and what he has been up to lately. This is how it went down:
MA: Good Morning bro, thanks for your time…
Ola dude, Pleasure man. Thank you for having me share!
MA: Please can you introduce yourselves and tell us where are you from?
Most people know me as Ru, I go by Ru-B. Im from Pretoria, I currently stay in Centurion.
MA: Can you give us a bit of background on how you got started in music?
Well i started off by finding house music sweet to the ear of course. I was about 13 when I started listening to house music, when I was 16 i started playing at house parties and enjoy’d many mixing sessions with some up and coming talent. I also won a DJ comp in 2012 called AREIRA DJ COMP and that was probably the stepping stone for me and confirmed my passion. It all progressed after that!
MA: Do you only DJ? or are you involved in production too?
Ive actually started my production journey, all in good time. Im focusing on production and DJing at the moment.
MA: What have been your biggest influences and inspirations in your music journey thus far?
To be honest, everything about the music, we just understand each other. The emotion put into the tracks has been a big influence, the music, gigs and support inspires me!
MA: How would you describe your DJ style?
Hmm I definitely have my own style of playing, Its very Soulful. Best way of describing my style would be that its unique and positive.
MA: What has you most excited about the local music scene at the moment?
I think most things about the scene excites me, you can actually feel how its progressing into something larger. I love how most are embracing the music, there is so much excitement and love around!
MA: What has been some of your highlights as a DJ?
Highlights would be all the amazing gigs that i have played at and that i’m fortunate enough to be involved in the progression of the industry, the crowds the love and the support.
MA: What dont you leave the house without?
Well, everything I need at that moment, its never the same. I wont leave the house without beats to play in my car, my phone and my wallet.
MA: What is your hottest track at the moment?
That is a pretty hard question, I love allot of music and they are all hot in their own different ways. Im loving the colab of household funk and chris sen (apollo) their tunes are heat and I think the production is power.
MA: What can we expect from your set at the HOUSEHOLD FUNK & APOLLO album launch at Tiger Tiger on the 20th Nov?
You can def expect the deeper sounds from myself and Kylie-B at the deep revival album launch at tiger tiger pretoria. We will be back to back for an hour for this one. Its going to be good!
MA: Anything that you are working on that we might be interested in?
Yes actually, I just finished up my new mix called organic beats, its been around for a few years, but the november 2014 mix is up and sounding HOT!! You guys def have to check it out on my soundcloud page. The mix is what i represent and love, You can also expect some production coming soon. Stay tuned!
MA: Where can people follow you?
MA: Finally, what is the one music festival you still wish to play at one day?
I dont have a favorite, any music festival does it for me, I would like to see myself playing festivals all over the world one day, IBIZA is a def yes and UK