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November 5, 2018/in News & Features /by Marco Sgalbazzini

 and its a refrain that could just as easily still be applied to Berlins fervent electronic music scene. Two individuals who evidently seem on the cusp of their big moment is Italian duo Nanni and Francois Le Roy

While Berlin might be the global epicenter of electronic music these days, there’s no doubting that it’s still one of the most competitive fields when it comes to breaking out in the scene.

As Frank Sinatra says about New York, “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere”, and it’s a refrain that could just as easily still be applied to Berlin’s fervent electronic music scene.

Two individuals who evidently seem on the cusp of their big moment is Italian duo Nanni and Francois Le Roy, best known collectively as Ruff Stuff. Boasting a sound that’s heavily indebted to house in its many forms, the boys have embarked on a rich vein of form of late, chiefly as a result of the untitled EP series, released via their own self-titled label. Their latest has been courting favor in numerous discerning circles (with Laurent Garnier a huge fan) and we’re very confident you’ll be hearing much more from these guys over the past while.

But what have they learned since they moved to Berlin? We checked in with them recently to find out, eager to discover their findings in their own words:

1 – House Music Is Still Alive

Living in the world Mecca of techno isn’t easy for house DJs. When we moved here more than 2 years ago house parties were existing but still hidden by the shade of techno. In these 2 years, we have noticed a very big expansion of parties and venues where people dance and enjoy house, which we see as a very positive turn for the city that from our perspective needed a change.

One of the parties that is pushing a fresh sound in the city is Koffäin, a monthly party at IPSE where we play among the residents such as Black Loops, Carlo, Turkish and has featured guests such as Folamour, Dj Boring, Sweely and Demuja to name a few.

 and its a refrain that could just as easily still be applied to Berlins fervent electronic music scene. Two individuals who evidently seem on the cusp of their big moment is Italian duo Nanni and Francois Le Roy

2 – A big music family

In Berlin there are so many people involved in the music business and you meet people you know or have heard of at every event! That’s nice because it makes it seem like a sort of family feeling when you go to a place where you already know people. Which leads to meeting more people, of course!

3 – Collaborative projects work

One of the positive things we faced moving here is that people are much more open than they are in Italy to collaborate and work together in order to achieve bigger goals. We have met so many nice people here and with some of them, despite differences in musical taste and sound we started to have some collaboration. This is super nice because you can always learn something working with others even if doesn’t lead to a common project or to music releases. In our old studio we hosted and worked with different people, from newcomer producers to veterans, and from everyone we learned something… amazing!

4 – Possibilities

Despite the fact that the city has plenty of DJs and the competition to get a spot to play is strong, we have noticed that if you are skilled, can do a decent job when you’re behind the decks and are a nice and easy-going person, some doors will open. But you still have to work and fight a lot to keep your place.

People think that moving to Berlin will bring them immediate success and they will get to play in the biggest clubs, festivals, etc – unfortunately it doesn’t work like this… it’s the opposite. Building a career is quite hard, you need to work like crazy, spend a lot of time on it, be very determined, focused and persevere: nobody gives you nothing for free.

5 – You can be whoever you want to be

Here you can walk the streets in shorts and slippers under the snow or wear a fur coat during a warm morning in July and nobody will care. Apart maybe from Italians!

That’s a joke of course, but this is something really fascinating in this city… this sensation of freedom you feel here is unique. People can express themselves very openly and we think is one of the key ingredients that make this city so magic.

Ruff Stuff’s Untitled06 (featuring a remix by Harrison BDP) is out 7th December via Ruff Stuff. Listen/pre-order the release here.

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