DJ Profile: Ruby Roo


Ok folks – are you fed up with all the seriousness a chilly winter spreads around? Do you feel the need to bounce around like loons to a multitude of party tunes?? Then look no further than towards the lovely Rupert. The fabulous Ruby Roo to those in the know. This month Queenie caught up with him again (in between his countless gigs!) and tried to work out exactly how many tracks he can squeeze into an hour, was overjoyed by his fave song of all time and is still wondering what determined his choice of stadium venue……

Where can we see/hear you playing? Every Monday at Club Envy Brighton 10.30pm, every Wednesday at Cabaret Charles Street Bar Brighton 9pm, every Thursday at Mad Cow Charles Street (with Lil Lee) 9pm, every Friday at The London Hotel Southampton 9pm, every Saturday at The Hampshire Boulevard Portsmouth 10pm and every Sunday at cabaret Charles Street Bar 7.30pm.

Describe your djing style. It’s a little mental – I’m a ‘radio edit DJ’ so there are lots and lots of tunes packed into every hour!!! Currently I’m playing plenty of chart, RnB, Motown and disco, but it depends on the gig, the venue and the occasion etc.

What’s your favourite song of all time? Janet Kay Silly Games

Which tune always fills up/rescues your dance floor? Older Beyonce tracks, current tunes by Nicki Minaj and Pitbull, old Whitney songs and currently the crowds seem very keen on people like Clean Bandit and Macklemore.

What would be your ultimate dream gig (no holds barred!!!)? It used to be on a luxury yacht in Monaco harbour, but now it’s in a football stadium in India…..I have no idea why!

Name a tune you wish you’d never played and why! Anything at all by Cher Lloyd – I played a track of hers at Brighton Pride 2009 I think, which still haunts me even though I’ve tried to block it from my memory!!!

What’s your guilty pleasure? Marks And Spencer’s chicken and stuffing sandwiches with an iced Starbucks mocha latte. Mmmmmmmm!!!

What’s been your best ever gig? There have been a few…..The first ever Friday night I played in Copenhagen, an amazing pool party in Italy, the last Friday before Xmas 2013 in Southampton and the third Saturday in November last year in Portsmouth. If my memory serves me correctly lol!

Tell us a secret! I hate being bald and wearing glasses!

Roo’s April Top 5


David Guetta feat. Skylar Grey Shot Me Down Parlaphone/Warner Music

Zedd feat. Hayley Williams Stay The Night Interscope

Clean Bandit feat Elizabeth Troy Heart On Fire Bang Tidy/Atlantic

Dj Fresh Vs Jay Fay feat. Ms Dynamite Dibby Dibby Sound Capital XTRA

Bob Sinclar and Raffaella Carra Far L’amore (Club mix) Yellow Productions