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Sportsgirl recently had the chance to talk music, DJing and fashion with the gorgeous Ruby Rose, who is about to hit the road to launch the amazing summer soundtrack Neon Essential 2.
In case you can't tell, we here at Sportsgirl HQ are super excited about the release of the Neon Essential, giving all you dance music lovers a taste of what to expect with a pre-release listening session, a free mini-mix download, and a super comp to let you win double CDs, yay! To make sure the album launch kicks off with a bang, Ruby and fellow Neon DJ Grant Smillie are playing live shows across the countrt, giving you a taste of the party-starting tunes!
Sportsgirl: Did you ever expect to be asked to do a guest mix for national dance compilation such as Neon Essential? How did it come about?
Ruby Rose: As a DJ it is always a massive goal and dream to mix a CD and put it out, but I never dreamed it would happen so soon and with someone as amazing as Grant. He is such an awesome guy and talented DJ I am very lucky. I have played a few Melbourne gigs with Grant and we just hit it off so he pretty much just asked me over dinner one night! I said yes straight away of course!
SG: Tell us a little bit about the track selection on your mix? What are your outright favourites?
RR: I love Wamdue Project – ‘Forgiveness’! Peaches ‘Lose You’ is another awesome one too! I pretty much took my top 25 songs and gave them to Grant (Smillie) to get all the rights to. I was so surprised when every song I wanted was granted - excuse the pun haha!
SG: For people who haven't seen you DJ live, is the CD a good representation of what you play out and about?
RR: Absolutely, and when choosing my tracks I chose some that I know make a crowd jump from past performances of mine.
SG: What artists or tracks are your forecasting to be big in the next few months?
RR: Anything from Jay Zs new Blueprint 3 album, Calvin Harris, David Guetta also. Also not dance-related, big things are happening for Lisa Mitchell, my fave talent around at the moment.
SG: How would you describe your personal style? How does it differ when you're DJing to your everyday look?
RR: It's all relative. I always dress the same but sometimes I go a bit kooky and decide to dress a bit crazy for gigs and other times I just wear a staple outfit. My style is plain tshirts, leather pants or leggings and lots of jewellery!
SG: What are the fashion must-haves that always make you feel and look good?
RR: Old band tees, leather boots, studded stuff, designer shoes!
If you're loving Ruby's style, channel her look with this picks: