It is ok to be “Different”! What a perfect message sent in form of Ruben De Ronde’s new artist album! Two years in the making contains the album 14 tracks in collaboration with some of Rubens’s favorite artists and friends.
Coming forth with his third solo artist album, the globally renowned Dutchman and Statement! Recordings head honcho has balanced out some of his most esteemed tracks with a number of exclusive creations. Even the quickest of glances at the tracklist conveys what many have known all along; Ruben de Ronde is one of the rare-breed artists and his avant-garde take on music can only be applauded.
From “Lucky Penny” with Elevven, “Games” with Louise Rademakers and ‘Trinity’ with FUTURECODE to several never-heard-before compositions, Ruben de Ronde’s biggest thing yet is immersed in out-of-the-box supremacy, putting additional emphasis on how much he stands out from the flock of musicians that slide from pasture to pasture.
Ruben de Ronde about the creation process: “”Different” has been in the making for about two years. The biggest difference from the “My Story” album is that I have very much involved my subscribers, viewers and followers on video streaming platform Twitch in the creative process, from the very first beat until the final effect and melody. By being open and transparent with everything that I do in the studio, I have received tons of amazing feedback and tips along the road from viewers, and also have been able to educate others at the same time. I really feel that this album is a combined effort of everybody. I think this is the first-ever trance/dance album that has been produced this way, and I am mega proud of the result. While other artists might think I am revealing too much of my workflow, sound design and the music in general, I think sharing all of this in advance has only made producing this album more fun. It is indeed a ‘Different’ kind of way of sharing my music with the world.”
01. Ruben de Ronde & HALIENE – The Hardest Part
02. Ruben de Ronde & Roxanne Emery – Gold
03. Ruben de Ronde & Elevven – Lucky Penny
04. Ruben de Ronde & FUTURECODE – Trinity
05. Ruben de Ronde & Jessika Dawn – Escape
06. Ruben de Ronde & Matt Fax – Baguette
07. Ruben de Ronde & Elevven feat. Lara – Shadow of Us (Electronic Family 2019 Anthem)
08. Ruben de Ronde & Henrik Zuberstein – Guardian Down
09. Ruben de Ronde & Cari – Who Am I
10. Ruben de Ronde & Estiva – Horosho
11. Ruben de Ronde & Louise Rademakers – Games
12. Ruben de Ronde & Kimberly Hale – Here with Me
13. Ruben de Ronde & Evgeny Lebedev – Neverlost
14. Ruben de Ronde & Cari – Donnie
At long last, Ruben de Ronde‘s second album has seen the light of day. “My Story”, which follows debut album “From Sao Paulo To Sofia”, packs twelve riveting records and was put out on Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music.
“My Story” marks a brand-new chapter in Ruben de Ronde’s career, where every song roots down to a piece of the sonic puzzle. The album draws inspiration from music styles across the board and features fresh cuts such as “Time Has Come”,”All About You” and “Open Wide” in addition to well-known productions such as “Moment Of Truth” and “Leave A Light On”, all without straying too far from the Progressive Trance sound the Dutchman has earned his spurs with.
Easily one of the most consistent producers in the electronic music landscape, Ruben de Ronde has set himself apart from the rest by way of a superb signature sound and a keen ear for all that’s top tier. The DJ, producer and Statement! Recordings label owner did remixes for the likes of Armin van Buuren, Cosmic Gate and Above & Beyond, worked with a number of acclaimed artists and singers, and graced the stages of Ushuaïa, Privilege and Amnesia in Ibiza, Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Europe, Dance Valley, Nature One, Kazantip and several A State Of Trance live events. Now that his second album “My Story” is finally out in the open, chance are the Dutchman’s vibrant career is going to shift into an even higher gear.
01. Ruben de Ronde & SIR NOTCH – Time Has Come
02. Ruben de Ronde & Victoria Ray – All About You
03. Ruben de Ronde & Donata – Open Wide
04. Ruben de Ronde & Kimberly Hale – All In
05. Ruben de Ronde & Muvy – Bliss
06. Ruben de Ronde – Eska
07. Ruben de Ronde & Victoria Ray – Run Away
08. Ruben de Ronde & Rodg feat. Louise Rademakers – Leave A Light On
09. Ruben de Ronde & LTN feat. Kimberly Hale – Moment Of Truth
10. Ruben de Ronde & Natalie Gioia – My Story
11. Ruben de Ronde & Aelyn – By Your Side
12. Ruben de Ronde & THNK – Compound
Ever since its world premiere at the mainstage of A State Of Trance 800 Utrecht, the collaborative album of Ruben de Ronde and Rodg has been highly-anticipated by fans the world over. Today, ‘Togetherr’ finally saw its release on Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music.
‘Togetherr’ is a sixteen-piece twister of the respective signature sounds of Ruben de Ronde and Rodg, packed with records that set the bar insanely high. Ranging from stellar originals to head-turning collaborations with the likes of Estiva, Ben Gold, Genix, Patrick Baker, Ørjan Nilsen and more, the album is not just a testament to the game-changing production skill of the Dutchmen, but also to their ever-present can-do attitude.
On February 18th, 2017, ‘Togetherr’ had already gotten the global Trance crowd excited. On the mainstage of A State Of Trance 800 Utrecht, the latest edition of the biggest Trance event in the world, Ruben de Ronde and Rodg were scheduled for a B2B performance. But instead of a ‘regular’ set, they prepared a special, album-focused live set with all of the tracks from their joint album. Met with widespread enthusiasm and cheer, it was clear that the album would be highly-anticipated by the crowd. Their wait is now over.
Ruben de Ronde and Rodg: “In the past couple of months, we have released several of the album’s singles, which not only got the likes of Armin van Buuren and Nicky Romero on board, but various broadcasting stations, such as SiriusXM. Now that the album is finally out, we will dig into some more exclusive B2B sets this summer, as our ‘Togetherr’ album tour will start at the new Hï Club in Ibiza and take us to Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival.”
1. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Sir Notch - Larger Than Life
2. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Orjan Nilsen - Booya
3. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Genix - Midnight Blue
4. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Ben Gold - Bombsquadkittens
5. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Patrick Baker - Forever Searching
6. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Estiva – Intergalactic
7. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - Strobe Machine
8. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - This Is Not
9. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Louise Rademakers – Riptide
10. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - Pull A Lewie
11. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Chloe - When You’re Gone
12. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Hal Stucker - (L)
13. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg – Whoop
14. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg – Stacker
15. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - Little Drummer
16. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - Alone