For more than a decade, Ruben de Ronde has proved his worth in so many facets of the industry. His nonstop grind came early as he tried to get his label, Statement! Recordings, off the ground in 2004. He was still a few years from releasing his debut single, but the budding music mogul caught the eye of Armada Music, which added the label under its massive umbrella.
In January, de Ronde released his sophomore album, My Story, a deeply personal affair three years in the making that further exhibits his ability to set aside genre classifications. It’s full of delightful and compelling music that effortlessly travels through pop-leaning progressive, uplifting vocals, and hip-grinding techno.
We caught up with Ruben de Ronde ahead of his appearance at Dreamstate San Francisco to talk about the inspiration behind the diversity in his sound, as well as his journey to My Story. He also dropped a jam-packed playlist to get you ready for the epic two-night Dreamstate SF weekend in May.
Stream the exclusive playlist below, and read our full interview with Ruben de Ronde over at Insomniac.com.
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