‘Planet V Presents: V History’ Interview With DJ Ruffstuff
Planet V Presents: V History is taking place at the Qube Project this Friday (5th August 2016) at 191 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5NE. An exciting event in London dubbed ‘V History’ featuring Bryan Gee & JJ Frost & DJ Ruffstuff [V Classics], DJ Patife [Movement Vibes], Fabio & Grooverider [History Of D&B], Randall & Bailey [Awol Vibes], Alibi [Future Classics] and Jordan V. Hosted by Cleveland Watkiss, Ic3, Stamina, and Darrison plus Special Guest. The Facebook event can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/241156469596905/. Tickets are available but be quick: https://www.vrecordings.com/event/4282-planet-v-presents-v-history.
We were lucky enough to get to speak to DJ Ruffstuff ahead of his performance.
You are playing a back to back to back set with Bryan G & JJ Frost. Its going to be all V Classics? And if so, What gems from the back catalogue can we expect?
As most people know, the V Recordings back-cat is full of gems so its kind of hard to not to say. All of them really lol! If the other guys dont get to them first ill be drawing for tracks like ‘Angles’ by Krust, “Function” by Ed Rush & Optical, ‘Stay’ by Kamanchi, to name just a few. Then theres the unreleased Dubs folder, but you will have to come along to find out about them…
You have been involved with V Recordings for a long time. What would say the label has bought to Drum & Bass?
Theres not many labels you can look at and say that they was a big part of the journey thru dnb as a whole. V is definitely one of them. Not only has it brought through some of the biggest names in the scene, but it has also released music thats changed the scene. i think V and a handful of other labels have been really influential, and will continue to be.
If you had to pick 3 tracks that define the label musically or culturally, what would they be?
I think picking 3 is really hard as theres so many, but heres 3 that for me are special.
Jazz Note – DJ Krust
LK – DJ Marky & XRS Ft. Stamina MC
Play It For Me – DJ Die
Finally, please tell us what you’re up to at the moment and where people can find you online?
Currently I’m spending a lot of my time in the studio working on future solo releases & co-labing with various artist, also the next instalment from the Space Jump mix series with my good friend Harry Shotta which is in the pipeline for 2016. I also have my monthly radio show on the legendary Kool FM aka koollondon.com alongside my co host MC Funsta. As well as weekly gigging across the globe, you can keep up to date with what im up to or where you can catch me via my twitter or facebook page.. simply search DJ Ruffstuff.