In 1980, Joey and Norman’s Good Times sound system were one of the first sound systems ever to own and introduce the now coveted Technics turntables to carnival. This enabled the young Rudy to hone his DJing skills and master the nascent art of mixing and scratching – being one of the first UK DJs ever to do so. Since those early days, he now presents an R&B / Hip-hop show on Hotstream.com and Reggaeology on Saturday night on www.ukrootsfm.co.uk
From the mid 1980s he’s played some of the UK’s legendary nightclubs, including the infamous Wag (Soho), Ministry of Sound, the now defunct Hippodrome, Sound, The Basement and quite literally, every major venue that has existed in London.
He has compiled and mixed 3 R ‘n’ B / Hip-Hop and Dancehall albums for the UK based Maximum Sounds for both the Japanese and French market – all of which have been Top 10 sellers – and has performed successful DJ tours in Europe, the US and the Caribbean. Of late, Rudy has become a permanent fixture at Sir Norman Jay MBE Good Times parties and his sets at club nights and at the annual Notting Hill Carnival are all well received.
Travelling extensively, he has DJ’d for corporate companies such as, Hilton, Nintendo, Buena Vista Films, GAP, G-Star and has been personally asked to DJ at film premieres for the likes of Denzel Washington and Samuel L Jackson as well as being a regular at the St Lucia Jazz Festival, Barbados Lime and ‘DE-JAM’ Festival in Antigua.
Justin Timberlake’s last UK concert was also ‘home’ to Rudy to spin his tunes for the artist and his entourage.
Cool, calm and very musically connected, his musical range is as diverse as you could ever imagine. A master of all genres is what sets Rudy apart from the others. At any given time, place, venue or part of the world – you will be entertained.