Growing up in a small town in Virginia, Ruddy Javier Paniagua was always somewhat disconnected from the electronic music scene. After years spent trying to break into post-rock with a number of different self-made bands, Paniagua began experimenting with electronic production in a move that he says stemmed from a desire to “do everything himself.” After taking on the Ruddyp moniker in 2011, Paniagua earned early acclaim for his chopped-up rework of Destiny’s Child’s Say My Name, quickly establishing himself as one to watch. Ruddyp gained further notoriety thanks to a self-titled split-EP with XXYYXX which dropped in 2012, and later, a split release with BEAR//FACE that featured reworks of A$AP Rocky’s PMW (All I Need), and Long.Live.A$AP. His first solo EP is set for release later this year.
Ruddyp’s exclusive mix for SSENSE opens with a screwed version of A$AP Rocky’s Fashion Killa, before pulling in his own production, Maybe. The mix also features tracks from Rustie, XXYYXX, and Yung Satan, alongside remixes from Ryan Hemsworth and Deebs.