Interview| RudeOne


MCBN: Thanks for chatting to us, we’d like to know how did the name RudeOne come back?

The name came about 9 years ago when I was living in the UK. My house mates at the time couldn’t pronounce my name (Roan) properly and started calling me RudeOne. It kind of worked with the whole London Drum & Bass vibe so it just stuck with me ever since I guess.

MCBN: You have been running a well known Drum n Bass brand in Jozi called Science Frikshun. When did you start throwing these parties and did you expect them to grow into what they are today?

Science Frikshun started 6 years ago when I returned from the UK. I bumped into a good friend of mine at a club in Jozi and he kind of convinced me to do a party with him. We didn’t have any event experience at the time and also didn’t take it too serious. It was basically just so that we could play the music we love so much.He then moved overseas and I decided to keep doing the parties. I never thought that it would get this big, but knew that I had a good thing going and began to put in allot more time and energy into the events.

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MCBN: Who are your favourite Drum n Bass producers, local and international?

There are so many! I love to play and represent all styles of Drum & Bass, but a couple that comes to mind: Break, Caliber, Artificial Intelligence,The Upbeats, Audio, Fourward, S.P.Y, Emperor, Enei, June Miller, Noisia, Mefjus, Neonlight, Rockwell, Nymfo, Wilkinson, Counterstrike, DC Breaks, Cyantific.

On a local front, watch out for these names: Vexille, Mr Green, Menticide, Blakfrost, Subliminal & ALXR, Damage Inc, Das Kapital, Phaze, just to name a few.

MCBN: Do you produce your own music? If you do, who would you most like to collaborate with?

The last couple of years have been mad busy with all the events, a day job and allot of DJ bookings as well, so I didn’t really have much time for writing music. I am slowly getting back into it and will hopefully drop a RudeOne tune soon. 

MCBN: You must have seen your fair share of crazy antics from behind the decks, what do you have anything that stands out as the wildest thing you’ve ever seen?

I’ve seen a couple of amazing stage dive fails over the years! Here’s one caught on camera at one of our recent parties 🙂

MCBN: What are your top three tracks at the moment?

Break – Music Is Better – Symmetry Recordings

DC Breaks – Swag – Ram Records

Mythos – InsideInfo & Mefjus – Virus Recordings

MCBN: If you could play at ANY festival across the world, besides Grietfest of course, where would it be?

Definitely Outlook Festival in Croatia, and Snowbombing in Austria,but then again, there are so many insane festivals around the world!

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Rumoured to have the blue-prints for Krang's TechnoDrome, stolen straight from Dimension X, he’s the type of guy who exudes so much coolness that he adds whole countries on Facebook at one time instead of just people. Always up for a party and a Tequila shot or two this is the guy who we always call first, both before and after a night out…

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