Another new entry for the Sounds 2024 selectors, we’re delighted to welcome Ruf Dug to the party, alongside a crew of selectors specially curated by the man himself.
In the game for nearly 20 years now, Ruf Dug has never been one to rest on his laurels. In the last year alone he’s been nominated for Track Of The Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, been made one of the hosts of NTS’s flagship daily Soup To Nuts show, resumed his DJ schedule in fine style, launched an audiophile rave that’s already attained legendary status and had releases and remixes on a host of top-shelf labels.
Ruf Dug’s hard-earned reputation as a world-class DJ and Producer is no overnight success story – growing up in Manchester and Ibiza it’s not unsurprising that this life found him but it wasn’t until he got caught up in the squat party scene in Sydney in the early 00’s that he answered his calling, the DIY ethos there informing everything that followed.
Since then he’s always followed his own path – sometimes coinciding with the ‘industry’, sometimes bounding lightyears ahead of the pack and having plenty of fun tearing around new cultural territories while waiting for everyone else to catch up.