KING RU (Ru.CL) PERFORMING LIVE @ MORE FIRE ON SATURDAY MAY 11TH 2013!
‘KING RU’ will be performing live with ‘CHANT DOWN’ on Saturday the 11th of May at the MERCAT CROSS HOTEL BASEMENT aka DEEP 11. Don’t miss Jamaican/Australian recording artist/singer/songwriter King Ru in action!!! Since returning from his overseas travels, King Ru has been extremely busy, performing for cultural show “Jamaica Irie/Sweet Jamaica” and in the studio recording plenty plenty!!! With a catalogue of fresh material, King Ru is looking forward to performing at “More Fire”, alongside ‘Chant Down’. The lineup also includes ‘System Unknown’, ‘Gwaan Gal’ and ‘DJ Pit’.
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Ru.CL aka King Ru has returned from his long stay overseas inspired, refreshed focusing on writing a new Reggae/Dancehall album and featuring on exciting collaborations with artists producers and soundsytems worldwide. He recently collaborated with brilliant producer Chasm and UK’s no 1 Reggae artist Gappy Ranks for the song “Dreaming”. King Ru flew to Sydney for the shooting of the Dreaming video coming soon. Dreaming video behind the scenes footage
King Ru was also asked to join a Gappy Ranks FBI Radio ‘Stolen Records’ interview after the “Dreaming” video shoot. Stolen Records featuring Gappy Ranks & Ru.CL (King Ru)
King Ru aka Ru.CL also continues working with Wayne Lotek in the studio. Cooking up a feast of ’big chunes’, both artists are keen to get the duo project out to the people. Check out the first King Ru and Wayne Lotek collaboration “Sundance” Sundance ‘Wayne Lotek’ featuring \’King Ru (Ru.CL)\’
In 2012 King Ru teamed up with Motley and Candice Monique forming the group “Carte Blanche”. The meaning and concept behind the name and group is like a blank cheque opening and having the power to bring anything and everything to the table, having creative freedom. The three talented pioneer solo musicians believe this tag team experience is about unity,writing quality music, proudly stretching music beyond its limitations, performing for Carte Blanche fans and having fun while doing so. They are looking forward to getting on the road with their explosive dynamic show and look forward to finishing the album. Before King Ru left for his overseas travels “Carte Blanche” performed together for the first time, leaving a real buzz about the trio around the music scene. Audiences wanting more of Carte Blanche. The second performance live streamed King Ru (Ru.CL) in London, to a Melbourne audience joining Motley and Candice Monique on stage via satellite. Since King Ru’s return to Oz the group have been writing,recording and performing as well as individually focusing on their solo careers. Class production from Jay Smith & Dutch and Billy Hoyle,”Carte Blanche” is not a group to be ignored. Like and comment on \”Carte Blanche\” fb page
In 2012 Ru.CL aka King Ru travelled for several months, reflecting on his career and exploring the music scene in the UK and Jamaica. He also visited Barbados, New York, Los Vegas, Oakland and San Francisco.
While in the UK King Ru top lined or co wrote a song for BMG with Felicity Hunter and Russell Fawcus. King Ru felt totally inspired meeting extremely talented musicians who welcomed him as part of the family.He recorded at Black Lindy studio in Harlesden, the home town of UK Reggae star Gappy Ranks. King Ru (Ru.CL) was also featured on Reggae/Dancehall DJ and presenter Karl X radio show and was filmed with Queen Jigzie for an inspirational,motivational documentary.
Hanging out in the recording studio in Kingston,King Ru was asked by producer Tempa and artist Lego to feature on a song. Straight into the studio a couple of hours later the three musicians came up with a song.”Recording in Jamaica with Lego and Tempa was a ‘swagerriffic’ experience” says King Ru. During his stay in Jamaica he also filmed a video and furthered his percussion and vocal studies in Kingston.The highlights for King Ru were attending the amazing Reggae/Dancehall festival Sumfest. He was completely inspired seeing many of his favourite artists in action.”The biggest and the best festival I’ve ever experienced” says King Ru. Jamaica celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence, had spirits high and full of pride, especially when 1-2-3 Jamaican sprinters crossed the finish line to take Gold,Silver,Bronze at the Olympics. Twenty minutes later Jamaica created a dance called 1-2-3 Bolt,Blaire,Blake. “Saddened by the poverty and corruption but proud and blown away by how full of spirit,talented and enterprising my Jamaican people are” said King Ru.
Ru CL’s eagerly anticipated sophomore album Brimstone & Fire is out now. The album is in stores nationally, available online – and playing on a radio near you. The album was featured on Melbourne’s RRR last week as album of the week, and is gaining plenty of airplay around the nation. Deservedly so!
Brimstone & Fire is a skilled, exciting, unique and well crafted hip-hop album, featuring production from Adventure Starters (Katalyst, Peakhour and Sandro), Lance Wilson, 7stu7 and upcoming Perth producer Luke Pierre.
You may already be familiar with some of the singles from this album, GOOD LIFE, ELECTRIC HECTIC and THE SKILLZ. There’s loads more hip hop with feeling here, Ru CL flows effortlessly over some of the the freshest oz hip hop production of recent times. If you don’t believe us – grab a listen now.
More info about Album Release parties and Tour coming soon.
Ru CL: UPCOMING SHOWS August 2011
THU 18 AUG – MT HOTHAM, VIC
SAT 20 AUG - MT BAW BAW, VIC
SUN 21 AUG & WED 24 AUG – STYLEWARS – FALLS CREEK, VIC
Yo! Stylewars. Hope to see you all at Falls Creek for Style Wars. We always have a GOOD time as Stylewars and 2011 promises to be another fantastic week of hip hop, snowboarding and goodtimes!
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Mixtape dropping August 12. Watch this space.
Ru C.L has been busy working on several different albums and performing around the country while awaiting the release of his second full length album “Brimstone & Fire”. A late addition to this album is his brand new single “GOOD LIFE”. A tune about positive visualisation,reminiscing about his growing up and the 90′s Hip Hop scene. To hear the ”Ru C.L” slamming new single “GOOD LIFE”, request it on Triple J http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/requests/make_a_request.htm
The release of ’Ru C.L’s’ second full length album “BRIMSTONE & FIRE” through Invada Records and Remote Control is finally almost here. A fourth single from the album will also be annouced.
The album features top quality beat production from ‘Lance’,'Katalyst’, ‘S.Matthews’ from the UK and a very promising production team called ’Assembly Line’.
After listening to a sneak preview of the “Brimstone & Fire” album, it was evident to me that Ru C.L has set out to make a classic Hip Hop album that tells his story with quality lyrics that encourage the listener to take in every word and skill. Not to mention he can sing,rap and flip it in a Dancehall or Reggae style. This album is a Hip Hop conscious masterpiece and this MC is a truly blessed pioneer. I am very much looking forward to the release of Ru C.L’s “Brimstone & Fire”.
Undefeated DMC champ ‘DJ PERPLEX’ will be teaming up with ‘Ru C.L’ again for whats looking to be a huge night with an explosive display of Hip Hop, Raggae and Dancehall entertainment in the capital state.
Ru C.L and Lotek continue to march on strong in 2011 with their own solo careers and the highly anticipated Lotek & Ru C.L album. If you are looking for a dynamite Hip Hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Dub and Dub Step party then come check out Ru C.L & Lotek live at Bar Open tonight Saturday 5th Feb. Ru C.L will also be joined by the 3 year in a row, undefeated DMC Champion DJ Perplex. Lotek & Ru C.L will be performing solo and duo released and unreleased material. Do not miss. Be there tonight. Bar Open 317 Brunswick Street Fitzroy from 9pm till midnight.