DJ NAME: Ruskie
ABOUT ME: Part of Soul Motive, and frequent guest DJ. Ruskie's love of music started at an early age. Being brought up in a household where music was a constant, 1970's + 80's Motown, soul, funk, and disco was the soundtrack to his youth.
He started buying music at 12 years of age, mainly Hip Hop and the odd soul album, artists such as The Roots, Pharcyde, Eric B and Rakim, A Tribe Called Quest and anything else that was played on Yo! MTV Raps. Artists such as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Roy Ayers, Curtis Mayfield, Donald Byrd and Marlena Shaw are still some of his favourites to this day.
DJ influences include Danny Krivit, Masters at Work, Kerri Chandler, Roger Sanchez, Joey Negro, Gilles Peterson, Bugz in the Attic and Norman Jay to name a few. Like the great Tribe Called Quest once said: