ANOTHER FIRST FOR RUPERT’S UMB–RITCHIE RUFTONE AWARD WINNING SCOTTISH DJ ON RUPERTS URBAN MUSIC BOX
Written by Archie Fergusson on 17/06/2015
Ritchie Ruftone The Award winning Edinburgh-based DJ. Winner of x 6 DMC DJ Championships titles has invited Rupert to play this special “Old School Hip Hop Mix” for his Urban Music Box listeners Ritchie famed for his Dark Vader appearances and his impressive achievements in DJ competitions Richie has achieved amongs other things such prestigious titles ads
2014 IDA Technical World Dj Champion
2013 DMC Battle For World Supremacy Champion
5 x UK DMC Champion
3 x UK IDA Champion
Asked if has a game plan when entering so many competitions any advice for any budding turntablist that will be tuned in Richie says
“The main goal at the finals is to impress the judges and show lots of different skills and techniques – obviously scratching, but also juggling, body tricks, using the mixer to full effect, music selection, drumming, the musical choices, composition and flow of the set, and more too. The judges all people who really know their stuff and when you’re competing at this level, you’ve got to develop new tricks and do everything you can to push the boundaries and make it original. In the past, I’ve even given myself over to the dark side and competed as Darth Vader… !
Well, I need to get back to practicing, but before I go, Do all your listeners know about my vinyl release Practise Yo Cuts which is a collection of non-skip loops to scratch with – a perfect tool for any aspiring turntablist! Anyway, hope to catch up at my next gig or competition – I’ll be the Scottish guy trying to make turntable history, leave a legacy and achieve DJ immortality!
If you can’t wait and have the facilities Rupert has with permission made the mix available now—Thanks Richie