Ruf Dug gets crunchy and raw on new tape mix series
Mancunian DJ Ruf Dug has started a themed cassette mix series – listen to the glacial bliss of Under The Ice here.
Those that buy vinyl might recognise Ruf Dug from the Ruf Kutz edit series that’s been slipping out intermittent Ron Hardy inspired transmissions since 2010 – last year’s “Burnt Toast” from RK#5 was quite special and the latest edition has just dropped. In addition, Ruf Dug is resident at Wet Play, a Manchester club night that’s become a favourite amongst the likes of Hunee, Tom Noble, Beautiful Swimmers and Inskwel.
Having recently received a job lot of cheap TDK FE-90 cassettes through undisclosed means, Ruf Dug has elected to do a fortnightly mix using all analogue equipment – vinyl / mixer / fx / tape – recorded in no more than two takes. Side A of the second tape leans heavily on blissful, dubby techno terrain and comes with the following explanation:
“One of the first days that it snowed I was at home hiding from the cold and thought “why not pop out another mix.” Of course, there is a rule that when it is snowing you have to play some deepchord. That decided this mix’s theme. I love dubby techno whether it’s snowing or not, and it is made for tape!”