Podcast: Dana Ruh
XLR8R Podcast 453: Dana Ruh
The German DJ-producer delivers 70 minutes of insatiable grooves.
When it comes to producing and playing deep, hypnotic sounds, few do it with as much style as Dana Ruh. Her music is warm, seductive, and groovy; each set or release possesses a rare and understated timelessness. And although the majority of her productions have landed on her own labels Brouqade Records and Aras, her release résumé is a long one, taking in, among others, Ostgut Ton, Cocoon, and Jus Ed’s Underground Quality, which housed her debut album,Naturally… in April 2014.
The LP signified the start of a creative patch for Ruh and a slight turn to a deeper and more subtle framework. A handful of releases and remixes followed the LP, culminating in the last two EPs for Cave Recordings and Howl—the latter of which has become like a spiritual home for Ruh’s groove-led sound.
Ruh was born and raised in the small German town of Gera, but it was in Berlin that her musical narrative really began to unfold. It didn’t take long for her skills behind the decks to land her a residency at Berlin’s Club der Visionäre, followed soon thereafter with regular performances across the European continent, including Ibiza’s Cocoon and the Zoo Project. With 70 minutes laced full of of rolling and insatiable grooves, today’s mix is evidence enough of Ruh’s proven talents.
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