One of Melbourne’s most revered turntablists and most sought after Hip-Hop DJs – Rui is the real deal.
The Melbourne based DJ and producer has gained a reputation as one of the best in the business, and a master of his craft.
His passion and curiosity for DJing stems back to age 15 – with Rui kicking off a career playing underage parties over Melbourne, earning the status as one of the most respected DJs in the scene – landing residencies at some Melbourne nightlife institutions such as Circus, Prince, Platform One, Seven and Billboard nightclub.
From DJing nightclubs and bars, Rui shifted his focus on building his skills as a Hip-Hop DJ and joined the BBS crew, DJing for the NSW MC ELEMONT tour ring with Spit Syndicate on the Beauty and the Bricks album tour. From there, Rui started a collaboration with J-Stark from BBS called Baysiders Aus Hip-Hop group – 1 DJ 1 MC. Rui’s extreme ability as a Hip-Hop DJ to set the vibe and mix like a master caught the attention of Australian Hip-Hop sensations ILLY, who personally requested RUI as his own touring DJ, spending just shy of two years on the road and in turn leading him to be the go-to source for others including The Hilltop Hoods and Drapht to name just a few.
In his career, Rui has graced almost every corner of the country with several headline tour shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as well as regional shows all over Australia. He’s performed main-stages of the nations most prestigious festivals including Van Fest, MTV’s Beats in the Heat, Groovin’ The Moo, Splendour In The Grass and Festival Of The Sun and played alongside massive names like BangGang Deejays, Ajax, Steve Aoki, John Course, Sammy Rivera. Andy Van, Joel Fletcher, Brynny and Tyron Hapi.
Inspired by the likes of A-Trak, Busy P, DJ Craze, Just Blaze, What So Not, Hermitude, Odesza and Golden Features, Rui has grown to absorb the sounds of all those around him to curate something that not only unique but unbound by genre – drawing from all forms of Hip-Hop, RnB and Electronic music, to collectively form one hell of a house-party set that will undoubtedly create a vibe like no other.