Про Ruff Stuff
Italian, Berlin-based artist Gianfranco "Nanni" Barnaba is the man behind the Ruff Stuff project. He has released on renowned labels like Neovinyl, Berlin Bass Collective and Quality Vibe, but probably he is best-known for his own Ruff Stuff Music Ltd. imprint, which he founded in 2015.
Barnaba grew up in the 90s with the first wave of electronic music, regularly attending clubs, then becoming a DJ and vinyl enthusiast. In the mid 2000s he began producing his own music, first moving in ambient and IDM territories, driven by his love for ethereal melodies and intricate broken beats.
Later, he re-discovered some classic records in his collection and shifted his music style towards old school house, techno and garage, mixed with new, fresh sounds. His music is characterized by rough samples, hypnotic melodies, groovy beats and vocals.