London based Ruairi Kennedy aka Klose One is quickly being tagged as, ‘The DJ’s favourite DJ’, with fans from across the musical spectrum Klose One stands out amongst the rising DJ’s in the UK.
Strongly regarded as a tastemaker and one of the world’s most technically gifted DJs on the scene, delivering sets with a unique style and approach to mixing “klose one doesn’t see a list of songs to be played in a linear fashion, he instead sees a whole new dimension of audio creation by using two or three songs together to formulate entirely new sounds” (Spectrum Music Blog)
“One of the best selectors and blenders in the uk. His mixing is so innovative, he gives producers new ideas as well, just by the way he plays and mixes your tunes.” (Gorgon City)
His in depth knowledge of music and acclaimed genre bending DJ skills sees him comfortable in any situation from underground clubs to eclectic party sets often spanning 5-6 hours.
“Klose One is simply the best party DJ we know!” (Dusky)
As a member of the critically acclaimed Swamp 81 label, you can hear his groundbreaking selections mixed in style on his own monthly Rinse FM show (last Thursday of the month 7-9PM), a key show on the stations timetable, highly regarded for the best in new music and one of the most Shazam’ed shows on Rinse.
As a Producer his debut release on School Records ‘Trigga’s Tale’ & ‘Slippery’ received regular plays on Rinse FM, Radio 1 and from club DJ’s all over, with heavy backing from the likes of Loefah, Zed Bias, Skream, Dusky, Paleman and Boddika to name a few.
Klose One is a DJ you have to go to see! He’s already played super clubs like Warehouse Project and Fabric and is a regular favourite at festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Snowbombing and Outlook.
“A true DJ’s DJ. We try to catch Klose One sets as much as possible and are always vibing for the whole thing! Absolute don” – (My Nu Leng)
With shows across Europe, the US and even Trinidad Carnival over the past few years and his calendar already filling up with bookings going well into 2015 Klose One is one of the busiest, credible and in-demand DJ’s around.
“one of he UK’s finest DJs” (Trap Mag)