DJ,Remixer and Producer
Newcomer Ghetto Funk star from Letvia, staying true to the oldskool vibes but rocking dancefloors all the same!
By the end of this year DJ Rudd can be regarded as Latvia’s leading funky breaks / mash-up DJ / producer. His DJ sets are a freestyle journey through funk, hip-hop, rock, breaks, moombahton, drum’n’bass, dubstep, electro, etc.
2012 started as a blast. DJ Rudd’s Funky Breakout EP was topping Juno’s breakbeat charts for 12 consecutive days. A month later Spanish funky breaks veteran Telephunken invited him to do a track for label’s compilation album Tremendo Vol. 2 which turned out to be a massive success reaching No. 1 in Juno Download album charts of all genres. Summer was busy headlining almost all Latvia’s music festivals with a special project – DJ Rudd & Alekss. Drummer Alekss is a national TV celebrity who takes Rudd’s DJ sets to a whole new energetic level. With releases on such labels as Big M, Tru Funk and Tremendo behind, DJ Rudd is dropping his first solo vinyl EP this November on much respected Breakbeat Paradise Recordings.
Besides working hard in the studio and destroying Latvian festival and club stages, DJ Rudd and his colleagues promote monthly club night Funky Breakout. After its first season this party has become legendary in Riga nightlife, introducing such artists as A.Skillz, Featurecast, DJ Twister and others to local audience.
With over 10 years of experience in the biz DJ Rudd has managed to do production work for such labels as “Hed Kandi” and R2 Records under other aliases, host radio shows on 4 different stations and teach deejaying at “Rhythm Institute” – the only modern music school in Baltic States.
Artists performed with:
Akil The MC (Jurassic 5), Rhymefest, Far East Movement, Scratch Perverts, A. Skillz, Featurecast, DJ Twister, Crazy Cousinz, Barbara Tucker, Robert Owens, Plaid, Untold, DJ E.A.S.E. aka Nightmares On Wax, and others.
Most notable club and festival residencies + guest performances:
MTV Bday (Riga, Latvia), Positivus Festival (Salacgriva, Latvia), Cosmopolitan Bikini Bash (Jurmala, Latvia), Summer Sound (Liepaja, Latvia), Fonofest (Cesis, Latvia), Baltic Beach Party (Liepaja, Latvia), El Divino (Riga, Latvia), Pulkvedim Neviens Neraksta (Riga, Latvia), Gravity (Vilnius, Lithuania), Exit (Kaunas, Lithuania), Fashion Club (Vilnius, Lithuania), Summer End Festival (Kaunas, Lithuania), Hollywood (Tallin, Estonia), Moskva (Tallin, Estonia), Sutra Lounge (New York Citty, US), Shadow Lounge (Pittsburgh, US) Matrix Fillmore (San Francisco, US), Gravity (San Francisco, US), Katie Bloom (Campbell, US), WUK (Vienna, Austria), Spark (Vienna, Austria), Universal (Kaliningrad, Russia).