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Rune Rk

Copenhagen, Denmark


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Rune started his DJ career in 93. Having spent 4 years playing drums in various funk bands, the basic skills of beatmixing and cutting came to him easily. Before releasing his first EP in 95, he spent seven years producing hip hop tunes for local talents.

Being fed up with blunt smoking lazy rappers that never showed up on time for sessions, he decided to work alone and this led to house music. While having a natural flair for music that makes people move and doing really good from the beginning, it was in 2002 with the Artificial Funk single “Together” that people outside Denmark started taking notice of what is now the brightest star on the Danish house scene.

After the succes of “Together”, Rune’s next outing became one of the Ibiza 2003 season defining tracks, in the shape of the haunting sax driven classic, “Calabria”. Even in 2007 the track is still creating chart mayhem, as the covers wont seem to end. The latest being Alex Gaudino Destination Calabria, landed at top 4 in the uk single charts. Runes own version Enur Calabria, is also creating mayhem across Europe the summer of 2007.

Not one to stand po-faced against a wall in a club, Rune believes that many DJs have forgotten where they came from – “they used to be in front of the speakers dancing and screaming along with everybody else” – and once in a while he still knocks the needle off the records during his sets because he is dancing so much.

Having won best club dj off the year 4 years in a row in his home country denmark, rune is known for his unique blend of classics and new releases. His technique is beyond just playing the tracks. Youll see him adding accapellas, and his sets consist mainly of special edits created for the occasion. Rune believes that its important to deliver a show, so there is a lot of action behind the decks.

In 2005, rune and his brother Johannes Torpe (half of Artificial Funk), decided to take matters in their own hands. Tired of labels with conventional ideas of how to release their music, they joined forces and created their label Arti Farti.

A couple off releases in, Arti Farti is a grand succes. With support from Laurent Garnier, Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez to Josh Wink, the label is set for the stars.

2006 The brothers also created With its unique concept of no titles, only tattoos, the label quickly gathered support from the biggest minimal djs across the globe. Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Magda, Tiefschwarz, Ricardo Villalobos, all support the weird and experimental releases. Its a playground for the brothers, with focus on challenging the limit of what will work on a dancefloor.

All releases from rune, being on tattoorec, or arti farti have deep roots from detroit and chicago, and its important for him to keep each release exciting and fresh sounding.

2006, Rune also joined forces with Jerome Sydenham, a long time hero. They created the label Avocado recs, and their frst release Elephant/Cant stop not, is all ready being played by everyone. Also Rune was granted the honour of remixing the classic “Thats the way love is”, by Ten City. recently released on Ibadan, this year seems to be the year of the Rune.