Ruby started creating musical journeys on CD for his friends in 1999 and commenced playing live at Sydney’s Cafe Comity in 2001.
He is well known for playing Uplifting or Euphoric Trance, and creates a musical and emotional journey suited to the relevant timeslot in the evening. He is best known for Middle or Closing sets.
He produced a series of heavily themed dance parties under the name of Ruby. These developed through his desire to not only take you on a musical journey, but to stimulate your imagination, and to take you to “another time, another place”. The most recent was in Oct 2010 titled “Ruby & The Chamber of Secrets” These events set new standards in production, delivering laser and lighting shows that are still spoken of.
He has developed several different branded events including Classic Anthems, Transend, Unity, Shine, Passion, Sanctuary, and Fantasy where the principal focus is on the music and production values. These events were used to present internationals such as Above & Beyond, Matt Darey, Lange. The Space Brothers,
Jorn van Deynhoven, Roger Shah and Corderoy. They have also been used to showcase many new and upcoming DJ’s, giving many of them the “first break” that they needed.
In conjunction with Arq nightclub (Sydney) he introduced another brand called Euphoria which explored the slower more melodic Trance and was inspired by the music played by Armin van Buuren and others.
He has released Seventeen commercial CD’s of Euphoric Trance, where the music on each CD is carefully chosen to take you on a “journey”. Ruby and Stephen had a weekly radio show on www.beatfm.com.au which ran for over 4½ years, each week introducing newly released music, plus a mixed set of Trance. These were initially a 2 Hr show, then became 3 hrs (each week).
DJ Gigs and events of significance include:
Apollo (Sydney), MardiGras (Sydney – including 2012 and 2013), Midsumma Pool Party (2017, 2018, 2019), Ignite (Melbourne 2011), Sleazeball (Sydney),
Navigaytion (Australia's First Gay Cruise), Shipwrecked on Lindeman (after MardiGras 08), Resident DJ for “Planet Positive”; (7 years), Sleazeball
(Adelaide), Lockeroom (Melbourne), Tropical Fruits NYE (Lismore), Fluffy (Brisbane), Pride (Perth), A Night of Trance (Sydney), United Colours of
Trance (Sydney), Toybox (Sydney), Shine (Brisbane), XTC (Melbourne), Ignite (Melbourne), Rogue S (Sydney)Stallion (Melbourne), Big Gay Day
(Brisbane), Resident DJ at Playbox (Sydney), Beyond Black (Melbourne); Guest sets on Episodes 247 and 275 of Uplifting Only (DI.FM), BarCode
(Sydney), Lust (Melbourne), Solstice (Brisbane), Haven (Brisbane) Atlantis Cruise (guest set, Oct 19), Ruby Tube (live streams during COVI Lockdowns