Fresh from a storming set at Eastern Electrics last weekend, the London DJ digs into his YouTube history.
Not many DJs can make a prominent name for themselves as a selector first and foremost, but Ruairi Kennedy, better known as Klose One, is someone who stands out on countless lineups. The Swamp81 member also holds down a monthly slot on Rinse FM, displaying his flair for everything from bare bones house and techno to garage, UK funky and soca.
As a producer he debuted on School Records in 2013 with Trigga’s Tale / Slippery, and most recently linked up with German composer and producer Claus Fuss for a new project and label, One One One.
Now Klose One takes to our YouTube Sessions, treating you to some essential new music, including cuts from Aussie up-and-comer Mall Grab, a lethal dubplate from Loefah, some fresh heat from Bodyjack on Dext Recordings, and that timeless clip of Todd Edwards at Time & Envy in Romford.
Look out for Klose One’s ‘On One All Night’ autumn/winter dates coming soon, and catch him at this year’s Dimensions Festival.
1. Boxia – Revolution
New fire from a guy I’ve been supporting for a while, making big moves with a Drumcode release.
2. Mall Grab – I’ve always liked grime
Love this new one from Mall Grab, sums up everything I’m about right now, house and techno that stinks of the UK.
3. Bodyjack – Cobra Effect
Been rinsing this whole EP for months, good to see it finally get a release on Dext.
Dubplate business from Loefah, this one’s been on heavy rotation in my sets.
5. Dream – dance magazine
Found this recently – it’s a rip of a CD that came free with Dream Magazine in 97, which I had as a kid and listened to non-stop.
6. Raw Fm professionals
Another one from my childhood rediscovered through YouTube. I listened to these guys on Raw FM religiously in school.
7. Boat party
Fun times on a boat at Outlook Festival.
8. Kentaro Dmc
Crazy turntabilist shit!
9. Todd Edwards – time n envy Romford
I know this clip is rinsed but it still gets me every time.
10. frog river
Me at home when no one’s in.
11. Jonny Banger gets banged
Jonny Banger vs stage pyrotechnics in Birmingham.
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