Carlo Ruetz

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Biography

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    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 longplayer 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 remained in pole position for weeks. 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. Rostock-bred Carlo became fascinated by the sound of music at an early age. In his youth he was often the last person on the dancefloor in the early hours, and in 2001 he bought his first turntables and mixer, built a small studio in his parents' attic, and recorded his first set to tape. His devotion to the minimalist aesthetic was forged in these early sets, and continues it continues to be his calling card. Carlo adopted a DJ alias - “Jason Wawn” - and soon became a regular fixture of clubs and open air parties in northern Germany. With his horizons broadening further, and after stepping out from behind the mask to embrace his real name, Carlo Ruetz went on to blaze the stage at ENTER. Ibiza at Space, FUSE Brussels, TOFFLER Rotterdam, 10 DAYS OFF - The Last Waltz Ghent, and a 2015 tour through India. Carlo began writing his own compositions in 2010, inspired by artists like Heinrichs & Hirtenfellner, Daniel Steinberg and Magda, and the following year he made a successful debut with I'm Fucking Famous. Handmade EP through Alfred Heinrichs and his homebase-label Supdub followed, with further releases for Moonplay Records and Slaap Records, before the game-changing arrival of Breakthrough through Supdub Digitales in March 2013. 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. With forthcoming heat lined up with future releases, and more clubs and festivals switching on to the distinctive Carlo Ruetz sound, expect to hear more from this overnight veteran who exists at the leading edge of minimalism and techno.
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    Selected discography

    EP: Abstract EP Elevate 21.07.2017 Creatures EP Rukus 19.05.2017 Instinct EP SCI+TEC 30.12.2016 Raw 009 KD RAW 11.04.2016 Dockyard ADE Deeperfect Records 19.10.2015 Between Differences EP Shinocs Music 24.08.2015 Into the Deep EP Supdub Records 15.06.2015 Thats not House EP Deeperfect Records 16.02.2015 Blinded Eyes EP Moonplay Records 08.12.2014 Floor to Floor EP KD Music 01.09.2014 Controlled by Robots Minus 21.07.2014 The Three Rules EP plunk! 08.04.2014 My Jungle Album Supdub Records 31.03.2014 Crackle EP AAAAH Records 04.11.2013 Parallel Lines EP Moonplay Records 09.09.2013 Pretty Ill EP Moonplay Records 22.07.2013 Breakthrough Album Supdub Digitales 01.03.2013 Grounded EP 040 Recordings 31.01.2013 Analog EP Moonplay Records 04.01.2013 Bad Taste EP Moonplay Records 10.12.2012 Wrong Prospect EP 040 Recordings 06.04.2012 Handmade EP Supdub Digitales 19.03.2012 Power of Cocaine 2k12 040 Recordings 31.01.2012 Im F***ing Famous EP 040 Recordings 27.10.2011 Minimal Lauter EP Berlin Aufnahmen 24.10.2011 Backflip EP AAAAH Records 30.09.2011 First Way EP Doparecords 09.09.2011 Mrs. Sun EP 040 Recordings 24.06.2011 REMIXES: Black Hole (John Haden) Jannowitz Records 05.11.2015 Divergence (Ricky Ebner, Stiv Hey) Moonplay Records 02.11.2015 1981 (Kaiser Souzai) Ballroom Records 06.07.2015 Rave Attitude (Steven Beyer) Moonplay Records 04.06.2015 Tribute (Cosmic Boys) Neverending Records 15.05.2015 Blow (Anina Owly) Moonplay Records 26.02.2015 Brain TV (Alfred Heinrichs) Moonplay Records 04.08.2014 Im Lost (George Morel) Groove On 06.06.2013