At 28, Dan Haug, aka Ruckus Roboticus, is the youngest DJ to be inducted into the elite forces of Solid Steel, Coldcut’s famed radio programme (as they spell it in the UK) and podcast…if my math is right. One thing I’m sure of, he’s the only DJ from Dayton, Ohio, to roll with Solid Steel. I discovered him in catching up with my podcasts and his last session (featured below) is utter dopeness. Listen to any of his smiles-a-minute dance mixes — most of which are free for the downloading on his newly refurbished site — and you can see what all the hype is about. He takes this body moving seriously. And, after you fall in love with his ability to work with other people’s music, be sure to purchase his equally infectious LP of original tunes, 2007′s Playing With Scratches, using the convenient e-commerce links below. It’s a quirky and sample-tastic romp in the vein of Kid Koala or Dosh. Thank you.
Solid Steel Radio Mix (5/15/09) [MP3, 54.7MB, 128kbps]
Vampire Weekend “Cape Kwassa Kwassa (Ruckus Roboticus Remix)” [MP3, 10.3MB, 320kbps]
Bloc Party “Hunting for Witches (Ruckus Roboticus Remix)” [MP3, 14.2MB, 320kbps]