40 Questions: Victor Ruiz | Soundspace

40 Questions: Victor Ruiz

40 Questions: Victor Ruiz | Soundspace

São Paulo’s Victor Ruiz is perhaps the perfect name to put under the microscope to get inside the brain of South American techno, his music has landed on Senso Sounds and Suara and his social media currently sits at several hundred thousand followers.

We got a chance to turn the spotlight toward Victor as he steps up for our 40 Questions, read on to hear what he has to say.

01. Where are you right now and what are you doing?

I am in my studio in my hometown of São Paulo, in Brazil.

02. What year were you born?

1989.

03. What’s the coolest thing in your house?

My studio and my cats.

04. Worst experience as a DJ?

Playing before an EDM act in Brazil.

05. Best experience as a DJ?

Uff, so many! Playing at Fusion Festival and AHM club in Beirut were some of the many.

06. Favourite record label?

Right now I would say, Afterlife.

07. House or Techno?

Techno.

08. First record you ever paid for?

Iron Maiden – Virtual XI.

09. Studio or DJ booth?

Both. As they’re are completely different, you can’t choose!

10. Your dream collaboration?

Making a song with Trent Reznor.

11. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

I can’t tell you that because no one should know!

12. Cats or dogs?

Cats.

13. Ever smoked?

Unfortunately, yes!

14. Ever done drugs?

Hahaha, I don’t remember.

15. Ever stole?

Unfortunately also a yes! But it was when I was a kid. I stole some razor blades from the local supermarket – even though I didn’t have a beard then, so I don’t know what I was planning on doing with them.

16. Busy city, or quiet beach?

Quiet beach every time. Need to relax with this career.

17. One act who’s inspired you your whole career?

Daft Punk.

18. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

I think that’s not possible. I would be in the music industry, one way or another, just maybe in a completely different capacity and not as a DJ.

19. Worst job you’ve ever had?

Working with my parents at their former company.

20. Favourite record right now?

Wehbba – Fake (Drumcode)

40 Questions: Victor Ruiz | Soundspace

21. Favourite record of all time?

Another hard one! How can you pick just one! I can’t, and therefore I am going to skip this question, as I feel it would be unfair and inaccurate to choose one!

22. One thing you couldn’t live without?

Breathing.

23. Favourite food?

Sushi.

24. Movies or books?

Books.

25. Vinyl or CDJs?

Vinyl.

26. Favourite country to travel to?

South Africa. It’s so diverse, the country has so much natural beauty and it’s so vast. Love going there to play, the clubs and parties are cool.

27. Favourite club you’ve played at?

AHM in Beirut.

28. Favourite festival you’ve played at?

Fusion Festival.

29. Craziest story of being on the road?

I once missed a flight and ended up having to drive 600 km, if I was ever going to make it in time to play at the gig. On our way, a horse appeared in the middle of the road and we collided with it. Lucky we were not going too fast, so my friends and I were all OK and still alive. But that was pretty crazy. Poor horse.

30. Weirdest request as a DJ?

When someone requests tracks – once I got asked to play Sertanejo (just google it and you’ll understand).

31. Coke or Pepsi?

Neither, too much sugar. Beer for me, if I have to choose a fizzy drink.

32. If you had one super power what would it be?

Definitely to be able to fly.

33. Late sleeper or early riser?

I’m a late sleeper but I love to wake up early, just never happens.

34. Favourite fruit?

Lemon.

35. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

A kid talking about his nipples.

36. Shower or bath?

Shower. Fast and efficient.

37. The top thing on your bucket list?

I can’t tell otherwise it won’t happen.

38. PlayStation or Xbox?

PS4 every time!

39. Do you have any pets?

Yes, 3 cats.

40. Anything to add?

Our lives runs fast: enjoy the ride.

Victor’s The Runner EP is out 18th September on Tronic. Pre-order here.