Rude 66

Rude 66

Real Name:
Ruud Lekx
Profile:
From deep atmospheric soundtrack acid to dark industrial electro-funk and melancholic electronic wave disco, Rude 66 has done it with a Dystopian edge of new wave-futurism.

Via noise and EBM in the 80's, Rude 66 landed on Bunker Records in 1993 where, with Unit Moebius and I-f, he defined the acid sound of The Hague: lo-fi acid from the sewer. In 1997 Rude 66, bored with corporate techno and empty distorted acid, evolved his style to dark electro funk.
A string of EP’s on leading genre labels like Bunker, Vynalogica, Angelmaker, Crème organisation and Viewlexx established Rude’s name as one of the masters of the dark side of electro-wave, pushing his analogue studio to the limits on already classic tracks like Machine, Black Sabbath, My 909, Overkill and his most recent releases The 1000 year storm and As.

For the past 15 years, Rude has perfected a sound that employs everything from early 80’s alternative club music to his own dark acid past, from oldskool electro to Italian soundtracks. Rude’s choice of workhorses (mostly vintage analogue synths and drum machines) and recording methods (still using a big mixing desk and analogue reel-to-reel recording) have resulted in an instantly recognizable signature sound: hard, dense but full of detail and groove and still carrying trace elements of the classic sound of The Hague.
As a firm believer in only recording tracks when you have something to say, Rude’s output has never been prolific, but each release has hit the scene hard. Rather than just making tracks for the sake of making tracks, Rude’s music has always had an idea behind it, usually working with themes rooted in the darker side of life.
Rude’s tracks have been used, abused, charted and compiled by dj’s like Dave Clarke, Andrew Weatherall, The Hacker, Miss kitten, I-f, Sven Vath and countless others, though his tracks are anything but dj-tracks only made to fill mixes. To Rude it’s very important that his tracks can be enjoyed at home as much as on the dance floor.

His signature sound has been applied to a number of remixes for other artists. Rude has run the Vynalogica label for the CEM studio in Amsterdam and has his own weekly radio show at I-f’s Cybernetic Broadcasting System internet radio station. Rude is also a member of the 303 Allstars, a live acid collaboration with Cosmic Force, the Acid Junkies, Zero One and Drifter.

Rude 66's acclaimed live shows are intense improvisation workouts featuring mostly analogue equipment. They include live vocals by Rude’s wife Shaunna, and are based loosely on the studio tracks. Rude has dragged his equipment all across the world for over 15 years from small squats to big festivals, and knows like no other how to rock a crowd hard.

Billed 'the king of the dark electro-wave death race' by slick promoters, Rude likes his tracks to sound like you're on the red carpet pathway to hell. Dancing.
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Rude 66 Discography

Albums

Rude 66 Untitled Bunker Records Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Rude 66 Untitled Bunker Records Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
BUNKER 012 Rude 66 Untitled(LP) Bunker Records BUNKER 012 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Rude 66 Untitled Bunker Records Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
BUNKER 027 Rude 66 Untitled(LP) Bunker Records BUNKER 027 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Sire 004, SIRE 004 Rude 66 The Devil's Highway(CD, Album) Silver Recordings, Silver Recordings Sire 004, SIRE 004 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
Rude 66 De Machine Des Duivels (Album) Bunker Records Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
Rude 66 Sadistic Tendencies (Album) Crème Organization Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
Crème 12-48, Crème 12-49 Rude 66 Two Worlds 1992 - 1998(2xLP, Ltd, Tra) Crème Organization, Crème Organization Crème 12-48, Crème 12-49 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
SPEED002 Rude 66 Secret Treaties(Reel, 7" Reel, Album + CDr, Album + Num) Speedster Records SPEED002 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
Rude 66 From Reason To Ritual (Album) Bordello A Parigi Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Rude 66 Acid Planet 3 Acid Planet Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Rude 66 Lucifer Djax-Up-Beats Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
SPEED 001 Rude 66 Alienated Madman EP(12", EP, Ltd) Speedster Records SPEED 001 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Rude 66 B-day Djax-Up-Beats Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
KULTBOX004 Rude 66 66 Deadly Sins(12") Kultbox KULTBOX004 US 1998 Sell This Version
Rude 66 De Wraak Der Wegpiraten Bunker Records Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
Rude 66 Black Sabbath (The Three Faces Of Fear) (EP) Crème Organization, Crème Organization Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
V12/19 Rude 66 Overkill(12") Viewlexx V12/19 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Rude 66 The Strings Of Death E.P. (EP) Vynalogica Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
Rude 66 The 1000 Year Storm Crème Organization Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
Johan Agebjörn / Sally Shapiro / Rude 66 / Elitechnique Johan Agebjörn / Sally Shapiro / Rude 66 / Elitechnique - Spacer Woman From Mars (EP) LoEB UK 2008 Sell This Version
Rude 66 As Crème Organization Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
Screen Vinyl Image / Rude 66 Screen Vinyl Image / Rude 66 - Tomorrow Is Too Far / I Am God (Single) Custom Made Music US 2011 Sell This Version
Rude 66 Under Cover Of The Night Gooiland Elektro, Enfant Terrible Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version