Apart from throwing Sydney’s popular Ruby parties, DJ Ruby also plays regularly at Arq, Midnight Shift, Toybox, and Planet Positive. He does guest spots at Melbourne’s Locker Room, Perth’s Pride Xotica, Brisbane’s Glam @Fluffy and Tropical Fruits in Lismore.
Ruby gives us his favourite five trance tracks at the moment. We have two double passes to give away to the next Ruby party on Friday 15 July at Arq. The first two people to email firstname.lastname@example.org will receive them.
FOLLOW YOU (Mike Shivers Catching Sun Remix)
This track has really big production and a driving intro which leads into a long breakdown. The return from this breakdown is so beautifully developed and intense it often makes me cry. I just love the floating vocals over the top of the music towards the end -“ Follow you … follow you. It is the music dreams are made of. Absolutely amazing!
Guardians of the Universe
This old and very rare track was recently brought to my attention by Adam Weinberg. The front is a bit slow, but the last half has the most beautiful and haunting melody I have heard in a long time. I get chills down my spine just thinking about it.
Released on White Label, this is a new remix of an old track called Flirtation by Vincent De Moore. This version has a build that is longer than El Nino and when it finally comes to an end, you feel like your head could explode. Yay!
DESTINATION PARADISE (Original Club Mix)
This is at the harder end of the music I like, but it’s driving and screamingly high. You just can’t not dance to this, it’s so good. I finished my set at Arq at Easter with it and the crowd just went nuts.
KILIMANJARO (ORIGINAL MIX)
Lange presents Firewall
One of the best examples of what I love about trance -“ there are lots of layers in the music all running at different tempi. You can either focus on just one layer, or pull back and immerse yourself in the beauty of the entire thing.