STRCTR‘s latest and greatest EP comes from Ruff Stuff.
Italian born, Berlin-based Gianfranco “Nanni” Barnaba, is the mind behind Ruff Stuff. His music is rooted in the influences of old school House, Deep and Garage with a propensity to find the newest, freshest sounds. Delivering them in a unique style in the booth, and relentlessly attacking the studio.
He proves that here with “Bouncing Hearts,” a lush house track that is deep yet driven, with warm synths and crisp grooves. “Centurion Voyage” takes you on a cosmic trip on rolling drums that get rough with smeared astral chords and bobbling bass. “Auz” closes things with a more upbeat feel thanks to the rich stabs that bring subtle energy, and large hi-hat ringlets that get you up on your toes. Demuja’s remix is super cool, with rapped vocals and old school New York chords bringing the magic to a top EP.
An essential label for dance floor vibes, delivering time and time again with beats to make you moooove!
Listen to the premiere of Centurion Voyage below.
More About Ruff Stuff
Recent times have seen Ruff Stuff, real name Gianfranco, delivering releases on the likes of Madhouse, Suol, Quality Vibe, but you have most likely heard his name for his work on own imprint Ruff Stuff Ltd where his finest work has landed. Over the next months Ruff Stuff will also find himself landing on his own new imprint, Sculptures Records, 803 Crystal Grooves and Sloth Boogie. Not many artists seem to be churning out releases at this pace and maintaining the top shelf quality. He also finds himself affiliated with the tight knit, Berlin Bass Collective.
A1. Bouncing Hearts
A2. Centurion Voyage
B2. Bouncing Hearts (Demuja’s “Out For Fun” Remix)