365 – Doctor Dru
2014 is underway in we’re in the mood for something fresh for this weeks exclusive podcast. Step forward Doctor Dru to get the year underway in style.The story goes that it all started when Doctor Dru was a little boy treating his mothers pots and pans with his drumsticks in a precursor to one of the three priorities that would go on to dominate his youth: the Snare, Skateboarding & Soul Music. Soon his professional drumming career took him around Europe, supporting international artists in sold out concert halls. A skateboarding accident left him with a broken arm and put a promising drumming career on hold. The drumming worlds loss was electronic music’s gain as tweaking a mixer was still possible, and so the affair with an atari and a drum machine began. The subsequent years were about honing his production skills and spinning vinyl at numerous parties and clubs. Before long he was producing a wide variety of artists including one of his heroes, Bootsy Collins.
In 2010 he founded the label JEUDI Records, with like minded friends from Baalsaal, Hamburg and the following year saw him debut his own material. “Ooh Gosh!”, his debut EP sat in the Top 5 of the dance charts for weeks. Doctor Dru then captured our attention as the producer behind “Juicy Fruit”, the 2011 summer hit and success story of Exploited’s sub label Blackjuke Box; and the “Anymore” EP in collaboration with his buddies Adana Twins. Since then Doctor Dru has been able to count all of us at DT as members of his fan club and we’ve been waiting to secure his services for the podcast ever since. the following years have seen his star continue to rise with a string of well received releases and with so much behind him already, we’re excited to see what the future holds for Doctor Dru in 2014!
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…A live cut of my set at Tante Rieke, Bonn 21.of dec 2013
What’s your personal favourite track on it?Claus Casper – “Deep inside” It’s coming on our vinyl label JEUDI basics in 2014.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?A 100% Dru love
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?Outstanding was my last gig at Zic Zag in Paris. It was an Exploited showcase and I think everybody of the crew had an amazing time.
What have you got coming up?I’m looking very much forward to my next Brazil tour in January. Escaping the winter time in Europe. Then I have to finally finish a bunch of tracks that need a little touch here and there.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?I deeply wanna thank all my supporters for last year and I’m wishing everybody a happy and healthy 2014.
Claus Capser – Deep InsideAndHim – WalkmenUnknown – UnknownJamie Jones feat Daniela Candelas – Planets SpaceshipsFunky Green Dogs – Fire Up (Hot Since 82 Mix)Doctor Dru – U Don’t DanceMakam – What Ya Doin’Mark Henning – Exit Acid feat. DejanVaal – Cine (Mind Against Remix)Tale Of Us – Another EarthDJ Qu – Eden