New season, new Texture Radio party, the weekly radio show on thursday’s between 21h & 22h @urgent.fm.
After previous editions with Apiento, Steele Bonus, Suzanne Kraft, Lauer, Chuggy & Jan Schulte, this time it’s Ruf Dug on the bill, not once but twice that weekend. Ghent (20.10) & Brussels (21.10) is where it’s at.
Also know as the original tropical cyberpunk, Manchester’s Ruf Dug makes tunes that find their way into A-list records bags and has built a reputation for jamming out highly energetic DJ sets that reflect his wide range of influences.
Dj’s from Moodymann to Ben UFO to Jose Padilla reach for Ruffy’s tracks on labels as diverse as Unknow to the Unknown, Golf Channel, Music For Dreams & his own hughly collectuble Ruf Kutz imprint – not content to stay stull stylistallically, Ruf Dug’s sound is toug to pigeonhole.
Blame the esotericism on his nomadic background – brought up in Manchester with summers in Ibiza, Ruf Dug moved to Australia and got caught up in the post-millenial Sydney underground warehouse scene, earning his DJ stripes (and staying a step ahead of the riot police) at squat jams, lesbian sex parties and 3 day mushroom-fuelled bush raves.
He’s back in Manchester these days, holding a residency at award-winning club the Soup Kitchen and is one of the minds behind the infamous Wet Play parties. He’s a regular guest at Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section (they called him “The epitome of everything we stand for and an inspiration for all we aim to blossom into,”) presents a monthly show on NTS radio and has a knack for bringing the vibe to any room.