Hailing from New Zealand, DJ and producer Ruse strays away from the confines of conventional genre definitions. If the beats are unique, the track has undeniable energy and the bass is low, then Ruse is there. Combining his love “90’s hip-hop bangers” and swinging loops of the “blowup B-boy (breakdancing) tracks” that built his youth, Ruse decided that his path forward would be deeper than just spinning on his head. On top of his production skills, Ruse has forged a path with his turntablism career as well, boasting a NZ DMC Championship title and a representation at Redbull Thre3Style. Ruse’s skills have also seen him smash festivals such as Bay Dreams, Rhythm n Alps, BUSH DOOF & Southern Shakedown, as well as supporting huge acts Chali 2na (of JURASSIC 5), The Gorillaz, DJ Fresh, Andy C, Krafty Kuts, Ghostface Killah, The Pharcyde, and more.
Ruse’s most recent career defining achievement comes in the form of his newest release with Saturate, entitled Fragments. This massive release, featuring remixes from Skew, DJ Ride, Moniker and Subp Yao, showcases a love for bass music outside of the modern-day understanding. Ruse’s release flexes well-honed breaks that demonstrate his love for ’90s hip-hop, as well as the high energy you’d expect to hear from a decorated turntablist. Be sure to grab Ruse’s Fragments through Saturate, out now so lock yours in here!