Rudi's style is suspended somewhere between the upper echelons of old Scottish gentry and the lower levels of a well kept skip rat. His classic dapper chapper attire is seamlessly mixed in with a more modern laid back leisure wear; tailor made hats and fancy shoes sit happily alongside sweatpants and hoodies. He has previously credited his Dad as one of his style icons - a large part of his wardrobe has been half-inched (for you overseas - that's cockney rhyming slang for pinched aka stolen) from his old man's closet. Also, as you can see he accessorizes well, a key necklace is a must-have. In fact his fashion sense is not unlike his music. If you want to pigeon hole it, it's some kinda alternative electronic music, but then again, it's also like nothing you've ever heard before. Check out Rudi's Myspaz to hear it. But as I was saying, akin to his style, his music mixes the classical with the cutting-edge. His song Missa Per Brevis (meaning short mass) has a choral-like ephemeral quality to it, but cutting between that is a thumping, club-heavy bassline and some scratching that even a measles sufferer would be proud of.
He is named after two Russian ballet dancers.
You have to listen to his stuff for yourself.
Here is one of his mixes he did live for Mary Anne Hobbs on her Radio One show, it's at about 1hour 20mins into the show.
Rudi: "Well, here goes, enigma shattered"
Hat: Originally, McLaren Hatters, Glasgow/Edinburgh. From Starry Starry Night, Glasgow
T shirt: John Smedley
Shirt: Daddy's shirt. Tinderfell Originals
Hoody: American Apparel
Leather Jacket: Can't quite read the label. From Watermelon, Glasgow
Belt: Watermelon, Glasgow
Desert Boot: Clarks
Keys: - Timpson's
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Photo by Angie Maguire