Ruby Savage  (EU)

Ruby Savage

Since moving from her hometown Amsterdam to London in 2007, Ruby Kwasiba Savage has worked behind the counter at Honest Jon’s Records and managed record label Sounds Signature, where she also created the Wildheart Recordings sister label. Much of Brownswood Recording’s recent success has been down to her stewardship as label manager from 2016-2018, while personal exploits have taken her to the dance floor with her In Flames post-punk disco party and a monthly show on NTS. Alongside bopping through the booth of a large number of London’s most well respected clubs including Oval Space, Phonox, 5 Miles, Pickle Factory, Giant Steps and The Village Underground.

Born in Amsterdam to English and Surinamese parents, Ruby was raised on a mantra of “freedom, healing, peace and power in music”. From her mother she inherited an appreciation for the eclectic – from Fela to Miles to Chopin and The Supremes – while her spiritual connection to music, rhythm and dance came through her Surinamese father, a singer, percussionist and Obiaman centred around the Winti religion.

Ruby’s personal journey in music started during childhood with an instant love for Soul and Reggae. As a teen, Hip Hop was central and its samples lead her to the depths of Funk, Boogie, Dub and House music. Always searching for new scenes, moving to London introduced her to the musical freedom of church-like dances and pirate radio.

Taking note from the incredible DJs that passed through London’s underground club Plastic People, where she felt most at home, her personal style and DJing philosophy developed in the background. For Ruby, harmony lays the base for good vibrations, an addictive, infectious and pivotal ingredient to build a great night. However when it’s time to drop a little spice to turn it up she won’t be shy to add some fire to the fun. That’s Ruby!

Low lights, solid subs and sweaty peoples that come to dance, have fun and shake off any ’n’ all bad juju to get back in sync with themselves and each other… That’s the kind of dance Ruby lives for and this one’s on the horizon with a bag full of warm eclectic grooves as well as straight up pumping beats.