DT587 – Carlo Ruetz
It was a breakthrough by name, and by nature. By 2013, Carlo Ruetz had been playing twisted technoid minimal for a decade, but it was his debut LP of that year ‘Breakthrough’ that launched him into the spotlight. Within 24 hours of its release the album crashed into the top spot of Beatport’s minimal techno chart, and it also caught the discerning ear of Richie Hawtin.
Since that unmissable moment, Carlo has only gathered more and more momentum; acclaimed EPs for MINUS, Deeperfect and KD MUSIC, alongside memorable performances at international Minus showcases and Richie Hawtin’s essential Ibiza night ENTER. Unique in sound and in situation, Carlo Ruetz is the ‘overnight sensation’ born of ten years in the trenches of the underground.
Carlo Ruetz is Known for starting from scratch with every production, mining deep for unexpected sounds and arrangements, and taking compelling bends and turns while in the DJ booth. It’s no surprise that Richie Hawtin counts Carlo Ruetz as part of the new Minus generation. Expect to hear more from this overnight veteran who exists at the leading edge of minimalism and techno.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Hypnotic, playful, straight, melodic, dark
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Matrixxman – Horizon (Original Mix)
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I love when a set has up und downs. You can hear it in the mix i guess.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Oh, there are several gigs. To choose a favourite one is hard but i think my debut at Cocorico last year with Richie Hawtin and Hito was very special.
What have you got coming up?
In May i have a new release on Rukus and in June on MOOD.
A lot of tracks are still in porgress so we will see.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Let yourself be carried away by the music.
01. MATRiXXMAN – Horizon (Original Mix)
02. Fur Coat – Inner Circle (Original Mix)
03. Carlo Ruetz – Artefact (Original Mix)
04. Juan Atkins, Moritz Von Oswald – Transport (Carl Craig Remix – DJ Deep & Roman Poncet Rework)
05. Setaoc Mass, Cleric – Odyssey (Original Mix)
06. Verv – Repo (unreleased)
07. Totoski – Supreme (Original Mix)
08. Michelle Sparks – Harajuku (Original Mix)
08. Gunnar Stiller – Sentinel (Original Mix)
09. Reform (IT) – Atlantide (Original Mix)
10. Siles – Syr (Carlo Ruetz Remix)
11. Verv – Depo (unreleased