From a humble beginning to being asked to produce funk legend Bootsy Collins’ new single or remix Romanthony’s ‘Too Long’, Doctor Dru has made an impressive journey in the music industry. Although it was never set in stone as a goal, Dru has become one of the leading figures in the contemporary deep house genre, with a versatile back catalog on Exploited, Baalsaal Records, Jackmode and of course plenty of additions to his own JEUDI Records label.
In 2011, after hours locked away in his studio, Dru conceived modern-day classics such as “Juicy Fruit” and “Anymore” in collaboration with the Adana Twins. In 2012 his hit “The Voice of Dru” established Doctor Dru as one of the contemporary house movement’s main players, arriving via Exploited’s ‘Black Jukebox 03’ compilation.
Being a number one charted artist over the course of several months placed him on the right musical path and so his follow-up “2KnowU” EP also managed to nail it in the same year. Remixes on OFF, JEUDI Records and Stil vor Talent followed those two hits together with the success of recent releases including the “Proper Lane” EP as well as a timeless remix of Claptone’s huge hit “No Eyes”.
Gig-wise, Doctor Dru has had quite the summer. Worldwide bookings have brought him to Beehive Club and Terraza Music Park in Brazil, Red Club in St. Petersburg and Brown Alley in Melbourne, next to myriad gigs across Europe.