It’s not every day that a new act seems to pop out of virtually nowhere, propelled quickly from absolute silence to wide recognition. And still, it’s the case here: there’re no anecdotes about Julien Chastagnol (Ruby My Dear) being a member of some old band, having toured the world under another name or being a part of some other project.
Starting in 2009 with some already very solid mash-eps and hard breakcore tunes, Ruby My Dear was quickly recognized by the then nascent new wave of breakcore fans as somebody who could bring something to this relatively forgotten genre, which was then in dire need for fresh blood and new quality acts. Less than a year ago, he had a first digital release on Peace Off (arguably one of the core label of this genre), leading to a salvo of live gigs all over Europe and another EP for the irish label Acroplane.
Fast forward to 2012: Ruby My Dear finally broke the digital wall with his first physical release, the “Remains Of Shapes To Come” CD album on Ad Noiseam, which very quickly gained a lot of praise for the way it marries upgraded music productions, relaxed atmospheres with the rage and crazyness of breakcore.
Things are still starting for Ruby My Dear, but looking bright for this act who manages to infuse a then-dormant genre with new excitement, catching the wave of new and old fans in need for more sudden breaks and intelligent dance music.