Dana Ruh

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Biography

  • Labelled by Resident Advisor as “one of the classiest and grooviest house DJs out there,'' Dana Ruh is a musician who lives and breathes music like few others.
    Labelled by Resident Advisor as “one of the classiest and grooviest house DJs out there,'' Dana Ruh is a musician who lives and breathes music like few others. Thoroughly obsessed by the complexities of sound, she’s as renowned for his wizardry behind the decks as she is her label, Brouqade — as well as her role at fledgling Berlin music space, KMA60. A native of Gera, Ruh has been firmly settled in Berlin for over a decade now, with Germany’s capital continuing to play a profound effect on her unique way of working. An impressively multifaceted musician, Ruh’s early sound was often characterised by its subtle, minimal tropes, although these days she’s equally as likely to champion classy, up-tempo house as she is a tougher, more peak-time techno vibe. It’s a way of working that means she’s equally comfortable throwing it down in Romania as she Ibiza or at her summer residency at Berlin’s Club der Visionare. A master of the subtle groove, Ruh’s work continues to draw praise from electronic music’s most respected names, with her highly-regarded debut LP, Naturally, released via Jus Ed’s Underground Quality. Added to this, further celebrated releases have arrived recently via equally discerning outposts such as Slices of Life, Cave Records and Autoreply. Closer to home, Ruh continues to rep her Brouqade imprint with distinction. Conceived in 2007, the label is now firmly established one that’s equally likely to push forward-thinking up-and-coming artists and established names alike. Never one to sit still, Ruh’s most recent endeavour is KMA60, a collaborative affair alongside Jamie Fry. Located in Berlin’s Neukölln, KMA60 encompasses a record shop, a studio space, as well an in-house label, KMA60 Rezpektiva. Established in early 2019 but already gaining a reputation for its killer record selection and welcoming atmosphere, much like Dana Ruh herself, KMA60 is quickly becoming synonymous with quality.
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    Selected discography

    2014 Dana Ruh - Naturally Vinyl & Digital, Underground Quality 2011 Damian Lazarus - Get Lost 4 CD, Crosstown Rebels Track: Dana Ruh Night Till Dawn Dana Ruh - Kickboxin‘ Vinyl & Digital, Buzzin‘ Fly Records 2010 Dana Ruh - Crocosmia X Vinyl, Brouqade Records André Galluzzi | Dana Ruh - Freya / Mauersegler Vinyl, Ostgut Ton Andre Galluzzi* - Stadt.Strand.Fluss. Berlin CD, Audioware Recordings Track: Andre Galluzzi & Dana Ruh Simsaa simsaa Various - Season One Vinyl, Connect Four Records Track: Dana Ruh Can You Handle Various - Gruppenzwang Part 2 Digital, Catenaccio Records Track: Dana Ruh This Is Not A Love Song Mike Vinyl - 20years of djing CD, Injectionmusic Track: André Galluzi & Dana Ruh Mauersegler Various - 5 Years In 60 Minutes Cassette, Ostgut Ton Track: André Galluzzi & Dana Ruh Freya Various - SonneMondSterne X4 CD, BigCityBeats Track: André Galuzzi & Dana Ruh Mauersegler 2009 Dana Ruh - How Do You Ruh? Digital, Barraca Music Dana Ruh - Vochi Vochi Vinyl, Brouqade Records Dana Ruh - Can You Handle Digital, Connect Four Records Dana Ruh - History Of The Sun EP Digital, Perspectiv Various - Las Minas Vinyl, Mina Records Track: Dana Ruh Baragossa Various - Family Tree 2 Digital, Perspectiv Track: Dana Ruh Funky 2008 Dana Ruh - Aquarell EP Digital, Einmaleins Musik Dana Ruh - Airlinestory E.P. Digital, Einmaleins Musik Dana Ruh & Nvelope - Flowers E.P. Vinyl & Digital, Brouqade Records Dana Ruh - History Of The Sun EP Vinyl, Perspectiv Various - Bongolize It! Digital, Harry Klein Networks Track: Dana Ruh Ohemja Various - Enter The Chaos EP Digital, Chaos Digital Track: Dana Ruh Ashrup 2007 Dana Ruh - Nihil Obstat EP Vinyl, Brouqade Records