DJ Ruby is responsible for being a major force in starting and shaping Malta’s elite dance music scene into what it is today. For many years, he hosted countless events under the Pure Promotions brand, setting trends for various clubbing concepts on the island, and introducing multiple generations to electronic dance music.
An active career that started in the early 90’s, and still going strong to date, saw DJ Ruby being featured at Malta’s most notable dance events, opening for many of the world’s legendary names such as Faithless, The Prodigy, Sasha, John Digweed, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, Hernan Cattaneo, Sven Vath & Nick Warren, as well as holding residencies at influential dance music institutions in the country, including a billing at all Renaissance parties in Malta throughout the 2000’s decade.
Over the years, DJ Ruby’s gig diary has formed to be more like an atlas. He has performed in every continent of the world, and is still regularly touring to play in venues all over the globe. From New York, to Sydney, to London, there is no clubbing city or destination that DJ Ruby hasn’t experienced was a DJ. Apart from performing in clubs & underground parties, he was also featured at notorious festivals such as Timewarp, Ozora, Transmission, Berlin’s Love Parade, Creamfields, and Tomorrowland Unite.
As a music producer, DJ Ruby holds a vast discography of his own productions, remixes, 3 albums and multiple compilations. Many of his tracks are regularly supported by the planet’s leading DJs, with most of his music always finding a place in Beatport charts or selections.
After a very long and successful time working and focusing solely on the the local Maltese scene, in 2018 DJ Ruby went through a complete rebranding, he build a new identity and shifted his all his energy to break into the international scene. It took only a few months to do so. In a short period of time he made a name for himself, gained worldwide recognition, and founded a firm place in the global progressive house stage. His regular live video sets, streams, guest mixes, and the Prog On mix series with Proton, tend to go viral instantly, receiving constant good feedback from fans, clubbers, and fellow artists. He is followed by thousands on all his on social media platforms making him a very influential body in the scene. As an event promoter, in recent years he managed to make the progressive house scene bloom again in Malta. This is mostly thanks to his yearly event in partnership with Guy J, the Secret Series concept, Open to Close shows, and the regular Ruby&friends parties which already featured respected players such as Cid Inc, Stereo Underground, Jeremy Olander, Miss Monique, Subandrio, Golan Zocher & Emi Galvan.
With an international mindset switched on, DJ Ruby is now mostly touring, and has cut down on the non stop back to back gigs and events he used to do locally for many years. This has given him time to sit on the studio’s hot seat, focus, build a custom musical identity and produce tracks and do remixes on a more regular basis. In fact between 2021 & 2022, DJ Ruby had an array of releases on some of the best record labels of the progressive house genre. In this period he also put together two compilations which toped multiple Beatport charts; ’Constellations: Orion’ for SLC-6 music and Augmented for Mango Alley.
With an impressive biography that can be nearly infinite, DJ Ruby has earned a well-deserved reputation that can be only summarised into one word; legend!!