DJ Ruckus - Seratocast 68
Serato 68 is brought to you by DJ Ruckus, recorded live from Omnia San Diego.
Hailed by GQ as “the most sought after DJ in the world,” DJ Ruckus has never moved slowly in establishing himself as the premiere open-format deejay. At sixteen years old, just two years after receiving turntables as a birthday gift, Ruckus was headlining the biggest nightclubs in his native Miami. By the following year, while just a junior in high school, Ruckus was behind the turntables at Diddy’s lavish birthday bash in Morocco and performing his signature fusion of hip-hop, rock, electro, house, soul, funk, and reggae around the globe.
Tell us where you are at right now and why are you there?
LA for three days to chill, finally, after a great month of July working and traveling.
Top 5 records doing it for you right now?
- Utopia - 4B
- Rake It Up - Yo Gotti
- Unforgettable - French Montana
- Did U See - J Hus
- Both - Gucci Mane ft. Drake (DJ Ruckus mix)
First DJ Setup, what was it?
Technics 1210’s (the black ones) and a silver Vestax PMC-03.
Favorite mixtape you've made. (Doesn't have to be released, eg for a friend or girlfriend)
A mix tape called “I Got Big Brothers” had a freestyle with Jazze Pha redoing big chips from R Kelly and Jay Z album, it was called Big Pimps.
Favorite City in the world and why?
Favorite city is LA. It’s the closest place to Miami where I grew up and a big city like New York.
What are you working on currently?
Working on working is what I always say. There is a never-ending job consuming music when you are an open format DJ, so keeping up with all the music alone is tedious. But now also expanding a brand and keeping the brand interesting.
Working on music releases remixes, and new deals I have with Don Julio 1942 and Hublot. Nurturing club residencies with TAO Group making my nights at Marquee (Las Vegas), Marquee (New York), Avenue (Los Angeles), and Marquee (Sydney) the strongest and most entertaining they can be!