From OVERBOOKING STUDIOS – home of remix-meisters Ruff & Tort (Mansion Recordings,Catch22 Records USA) Amsterdam native DJ RUFF began his dj career in 1989 at the age of 12.
In Spain's annual Spanish Music Awards, he achieved the "BEST INTERNATIONAL HOUSE DJ" putting him among the ranks of previous winners, Erick Morillo and Danny Tenaglia. Together with DAVID TORT, they created OVERBOOKING STUDIOS in 2004 based in Barcelona and Los Angeles. His twenty plus years as a professional DJ brings a sound that is driven to get you moving and shaking.
DJ RUFF, alongside David Tort and DJ Disciple released "WORK IT OUT", "LA GIRLS", "CHANGES", "DESTINATION" and many many more under THE MANSION RECORDINGS and CATCH 22 RECORDS labels. DJ RUFF hosts his own radio shows SOMETHING FOR YOUR MIND and Element Radio. His long-standing residency at Hollywood super club : Avalon : Steve Castro & TJ Hoban's AFTER HOUR POWER is still going strong after 14 years. In addition, he was also a resident dj at BORA BORA in IBIZA and at SPACE IBIZA twice a week for 3 years.
Ruff plays every week with the cream of world DJs such as Tenaglia, Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Steve Lawler, Tiesto, Morillo, David Tort, S. Kleinenberg ,Paul Oakenfold etc... just to name a few.
In the US, you can catch him most Saturday nights at his sanctuary "Avalon" Los Angeles and various other nightclubs throughout California.
RECENT VENUES: Spain: Sonar,Pacha,Matinee,Space Ibiza,Amnesia,La Terrazza,Discotheque & most venues in Spain USA: Playboy Mansion,Spundae,Avalon,After Hour Power,Ministry of Sound,Music Box,1015 SF,Kit Kat SF,Nikki Beach Miami,KandiKruise,ECCO etc... Holland: Escape, Powerzone, It, Panama, Roxy, Melkweg, Paradiso. Canada: Global Gathering, Montreal. Germany: Liquid, Love Parade, Industry.Switzerland: Street Parade UK:Turnmills, Trade, Fabric Argentina: El Divino,Fantasy,Clubland Korea: Volume Brazil: Zenith, Manga Rosa, C & C Zero Festival Japan: Code, Maniac Love, Neo, Yellow, Velfarre. His dedication, passion, and energy for the music continues to exceed all expectations.