Ruede Hagelstein


releases -> embezzle me remixes / make your move/ embezzle me / dog vs. dog V / dog vs. dog IV / dog vs. dog III / dog vs. dog II / unleashed / dog vs. dog

Ruede a child of Berlin, almost that is. Actually born in the rural surroundings of the capital he
decided to move inside Berlin in the year 2000. Nevertheless call him a city-dweller cause the city
is where he feels home. After civil service he left ´mean´ Brandenburg trying to find work as a
ricochet in web-agencies, movie-shakes and magazine night-guides. From the proceeds of the new
economy he soon is able to buy himself the first records.

He is fascinated of the artwork mixing and with every night that is being danced through his drive
to express himself through it grows. At the same time his passion for writing leads to the long
coalition between him and the FLYER Magazine where he works as editor for many years making
him even more intimate with the Berlin clubbing culture.

Inspired by the exzentrical clublife he and his friends decide to found a not commercial partyforum
called www.restrealitaet.de that up ´till today is playing an important role for the Sub-cultural scene
in Berlin. The producing of electronic music is developing slowly. Ruede is not coming out of a
musically gifted family- his father is loving Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones but reading notes
for him is a foreign language. In his youth, making music is reduced to the notes in choir, the holes
in his flute and the permanent out-of-tune guitar.

It was his first computer that established him the
view through the sequence-window which he still favours to look through upon the world of
squares. His prime track is released on the Berlin Freizeitglauben- Label where he is almost
showing off his poppy side which he articulates further on the following ?New Fresh EP? on
Freundinnen Records. One could find his actual disco-electro sound on international label
compilations like Output Records and Kitsune while his sound started to spin more and more
around techno and house with every extra after-hour.

That explains why soon a far more minimal outline for the dance floors: The Dog vs. Dog on Lebensfreude Records could be heard. Dj´s like Sven Väth, Michael Mayer and Audion gave credits and with his growing attention Ruede decided to professionalize his passion and learned the fundamentals of audioengeneering at the SAEInstitute. Since 2006 Ruede is playing as resident Dj in the Watergate Club in Berlin and- along
with his friend Fraenzen, has set up a studio they can call their own