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"Rubberninja at Dance.Here.Now Festival"

Anyone who was fortunate enough to attend the Dance.Here.Now Festival during the 4th of July weekend on Governor's Island experienced four days (and nights) filled with great music. One of the nice things about the festival was the exposure of local music acts in the tents, featuring many talented NYC DJs. However one of the acts that stood out from the rest was DJ Rubberninja (Michael Nerlino) . I had the pleasure of attending his set that afternoon and his personal energy behind the booth accompanied with massive big room synths, ripping bass and, rhythmic drum patterns put him in a league of his own.

Although it was a challenge to hear the music well due to the acoustic situation in the tent with back-to-back DJs having to compete with massive speakers so close together, there was one thing that was clear, everyone was dancing and loving the sounds coming from Rubberninja's side of the tent! Although it was still relatively early, a small group assembled to dance to favorites such as "Levels" by Avicii, "U&I" by GTA, and "You Just Don't Love Me" by David Morales & Jonathan Mendelsohn. He played many crowd favorites by some of our favorite EDM DJs, and everyone was buzzing.

One of the things that impressed me most about Rubberninja's set was his seamless transition style. I could hardly tell when he went from one track to the next. This, to me, is the essence of what differentiates between the good and great DJs. Given the circumstances of the opposite DJ playing less than ten-feet behind his booth, I thought this was the most impressive ability for him to achieve in this situation and he executed it phenomenally.

Overall, this was easily one of the best sets I heard that day in the tents, and I would really love to see Rubberninja again soon in a club enviornment where we could really hear his sound and talents shine without any interferences. He is, in my opinion, one of the most passionate and truly talented local DJs I've heard and I highly recommend you check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and SoundCloud.

-Nicole Pace for EDMNYC - EDMNYC


"Rubberninja at Dance.Here.Now Festival"

Anyone who was fortunate enough to attend the Dance.Here.Now Festival during the 4th of July weekend on Governor's Island experienced four days (and nights) filled with great music. One of the nice things about the festival was the exposure of local music acts in the tents, featuring many talented NYC DJs. However one of the acts that stood out from the rest was DJ Rubberninja (Michael Nerlino) . I had the pleasure of attending his set that afternoon and his personal energy behind the booth accompanied with massive big room synths, ripping bass and, rhythmic drum patterns put him in a league of his own.

Although it was a challenge to hear the music well due to the acoustic situation in the tent with back-to-back DJs having to compete with massive speakers so close together, there was one thing that was clear, everyone was dancing and loving the sounds coming from Rubberninja's side of the tent! Although it was still relatively early, a small group assembled to dance to favorites such as "Levels" by Avicii, "U&I" by GTA, and "You Just Don't Love Me" by David Morales & Jonathan Mendelsohn. He played many crowd favorites by some of our favorite EDM DJs, and everyone was buzzing.

One of the things that impressed me most about Rubberninja's set was his seamless transition style. I could hardly tell when he went from one track to the next. This, to me, is the essence of what differentiates between the good and great DJs. Given the circumstances of the opposite DJ playing less than ten-feet behind his booth, I thought this was the most impressive ability for him to achieve in this situation and he executed it phenomenally.

Overall, this was easily one of the best sets I heard that day in the tents, and I would really love to see Rubberninja again soon in a club enviornment where we could really hear his sound and talents shine without any interferences. He is, in my opinion, one of the most passionate and truly talented local DJs I've heard and I highly recommend you check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and SoundCloud.

-Nicole Pace for EDMNYC - EDMNYC


"Rubberninja at Pacha: New Year's Eve 2012"

New Yorkers struggled with not two, but three unbelievable choices for their New Years Eve plans this year. With two top ten artists like Avicii and Deadmau5 at the pier, that alone would send EDM fans into frenzy with having to make a very difficult choice. However, the choice was simple for us when Pacha NYC came to the rescue and announced not one, but two of our favorite artists on that same night-Laidback Luke with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. To make this double Dutch New Year's celebration even better, it was Laidback Luke's themed "Super You & Me" party where guests dressed up as superheroes. What better way to send off the amazing year that was 2011 than with fun costumes, unbelievable music, and celebrating with friends in our favorite club.

Although we didn't dress up in full costume, we decided to take the more subtle approach by wearing superhero t-shirts, and we noticed several other people in the club had the same idea. Spencer's was black with a collage of about six different characters, and Nicole's was white with Captain America. Our basement DJ friends, Eduardo José and DJ Rubberninja, went all out with Spiderman and Superman costumes and looked great! With all the costumes around the club, and a great spirit of happiness in the building, New Years Eve at Pacha was the place to be!

Afraid we would miss the ball drop and running late; luckily we arrived at Pacha just before midnight and caught the end of Sandro Silva's set. The young producer who released the dance floor banger, "Epic", this year on Tiësto's Musical Freedom label, warmed up the crowd for Laidback Luke who was up first. The DJ booth was crowded with people, and we didn't even notice Luke in his cape, hat, and mask. Girlfriend and fellow DJ, Gina Turner, wore a black leather cat woman costume that looked outrageous on her. Minutes before midnight, Luke stepped up to the deck for the countdown and the TV screens broadcast the ball drop from Times Square.

Pacha's light man, Joey Vera, gave us a beautiful show as the main floor yelled the countdown, "FIVE! FOUR! THREE! TWO! ONE!", and at the stroke of midnight there was a huge blast of confetti as we shared hugs and kisses with Eduardo and Erica. It was a beautiful moment, especially for us, since we had joked about crying when the year was over since it had been so amazing.

Laidback Luke put his gears in drive and had the entire club jumping and dancing with his unbelievable mixing style, taking us on a journey with lots of bangers and his own tracks and remixes galore. Some of his tracks included "My G.O.D.", "Turbulence", "Till Tonight", "Mortal Comeback", and "Natural Disaster". In addition, we heard his remixes of "U&I" by GTA feat. Zashanell, "Dirty Talk" by Wynter Gordon, "Brand New Bitch" by Anjulie, and of course no double-L show would be complete without "Leave The World Behind". As always, Luke had non-stop energy and smiles for the crowd as he blew us away with his 2.5 hour set.

We were lucky to have seen him five times this year, and this sixth show on New Year's Eve felt a little more magical than the rest. He never disappoints, and always takes the time to greet his fans when he can. Luke posed for photos with Eduardo and Erica who he knows on a first name basis since they've been loyal fans for years, and always replies to them on Twitter. It's pretty incredible how down to earth he is and truly cares about making personal connections with his fans.

Just after 2am we greeted the Dutch Blues Brothers, AKA Sunnery and Ryan, before going down into the booth to take over for Luke. This was the fifth show we had been to of theirs in 2011, and it's always great to see what the boys have to offer when they are in NYC. They love to play this city and never forget to tell the crowd just how much, and this night was no different. After sneaking into the booth, incognito as they were, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano played two tracks before Sunnery took the microphone and wished everyone a Happy New Year and thanked us for coming. The typical grungy basslines of an SJRM set were to be expected and it was exactly what we got. Original pieces such as, "We Are" and "Tribeca" made us love seeing them again, and after remixes of "Paris Luanda", "Lethal Industry", and "C'Mon", we were ready to jump!

It was a great set marked by a lot of new tracks that we hadn't heard before. The room literally shook for two hours with the big bass sound they bring. We like to refer to their sets as 'real fucking house music'. Being seasoned veteran SJRM party goers, it's a mainstay in their sets to hear some version of Dirty South's "Coming Home". This time around they mixed it with "Epic" - EDMNYC


"Rubberninja at Pacha: New Year's Eve 2012"

New Yorkers struggled with not two, but three unbelievable choices for their New Years Eve plans this year. With two top ten artists like Avicii and Deadmau5 at the pier, that alone would send EDM fans into frenzy with having to make a very difficult choice. However, the choice was simple for us when Pacha NYC came to the rescue and announced not one, but two of our favorite artists on that same night-Laidback Luke with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. To make this double Dutch New Year's celebration even better, it was Laidback Luke's themed "Super You & Me" party where guests dressed up as superheroes. What better way to send off the amazing year that was 2011 than with fun costumes, unbelievable music, and celebrating with friends in our favorite club.

Although we didn't dress up in full costume, we decided to take the more subtle approach by wearing superhero t-shirts, and we noticed several other people in the club had the same idea. Spencer's was black with a collage of about six different characters, and Nicole's was white with Captain America. Our basement DJ friends, Eduardo José and DJ Rubberninja, went all out with Spiderman and Superman costumes and looked great! With all the costumes around the club, and a great spirit of happiness in the building, New Years Eve at Pacha was the place to be!

Afraid we would miss the ball drop and running late; luckily we arrived at Pacha just before midnight and caught the end of Sandro Silva's set. The young producer who released the dance floor banger, "Epic", this year on Tiësto's Musical Freedom label, warmed up the crowd for Laidback Luke who was up first. The DJ booth was crowded with people, and we didn't even notice Luke in his cape, hat, and mask. Girlfriend and fellow DJ, Gina Turner, wore a black leather cat woman costume that looked outrageous on her. Minutes before midnight, Luke stepped up to the deck for the countdown and the TV screens broadcast the ball drop from Times Square.

Pacha's light man, Joey Vera, gave us a beautiful show as the main floor yelled the countdown, "FIVE! FOUR! THREE! TWO! ONE!", and at the stroke of midnight there was a huge blast of confetti as we shared hugs and kisses with Eduardo and Erica. It was a beautiful moment, especially for us, since we had joked about crying when the year was over since it had been so amazing.

Laidback Luke put his gears in drive and had the entire club jumping and dancing with his unbelievable mixing style, taking us on a journey with lots of bangers and his own tracks and remixes galore. Some of his tracks included "My G.O.D.", "Turbulence", "Till Tonight", "Mortal Comeback", and "Natural Disaster". In addition, we heard his remixes of "U&I" by GTA feat. Zashanell, "Dirty Talk" by Wynter Gordon, "Brand New Bitch" by Anjulie, and of course no double-L show would be complete without "Leave The World Behind". As always, Luke had non-stop energy and smiles for the crowd as he blew us away with his 2.5 hour set.

We were lucky to have seen him five times this year, and this sixth show on New Year's Eve felt a little more magical than the rest. He never disappoints, and always takes the time to greet his fans when he can. Luke posed for photos with Eduardo and Erica who he knows on a first name basis since they've been loyal fans for years, and always replies to them on Twitter. It's pretty incredible how down to earth he is and truly cares about making personal connections with his fans.

Just after 2am we greeted the Dutch Blues Brothers, AKA Sunnery and Ryan, before going down into the booth to take over for Luke. This was the fifth show we had been to of theirs in 2011, and it's always great to see what the boys have to offer when they are in NYC. They love to play this city and never forget to tell the crowd just how much, and this night was no different. After sneaking into the booth, incognito as they were, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano played two tracks before Sunnery took the microphone and wished everyone a Happy New Year and thanked us for coming. The typical grungy basslines of an SJRM set were to be expected and it was exactly what we got. Original pieces such as, "We Are" and "Tribeca" made us love seeing them again, and after remixes of "Paris Luanda", "Lethal Industry", and "C'Mon", we were ready to jump!

It was a great set marked by a lot of new tracks that we hadn't heard before. The room literally shook for two hours with the big bass sound they bring. We like to refer to their sets as 'real fucking house music'. Being seasoned veteran SJRM party goers, it's a mainstay in their sets to hear some version of Dirty South's "Coming Home". This time around they mixed it with "Epic" - EDMNYC


"SoGood Teams Up with Rubberninja"

Described as "designer street fashion for the extraordinary individual". SoGood represents a new generation. A generation of leaders and creators of design and expression. Innovators by nature, we are motivated through passion. East coast born and worldwide bound.

Rubberninja's work as an electronic music DJ and producer exemplifies the same vision and passion. Relationships built with companies like "So Good Clothing" embodies Rubberninja's philosophy of life and music, while simultaneously demonstrating his talents as a DJ in a creative and artistic way.

We at djrubberninja.com are proud to announce that SoGood will be signing on as Rubberninja's domestic T-Shirt sponsor for the year of 2012-2013, supplying the DJ with lifestyle gear to increase interest and demand for the up-and-coming clothing brand. Lifestyle partnerships such as this demonstrates the high level of marketability of Rubberninja as a public figure as well as personifying a standard of quality that Rubberninja demands of all of his work.

Rubberninja will also create an exclusive mix that will be included in the first 500 orders of SoGood product shipped when the company begins sending out its first wave of orders in the summer/fall.

http://www.sogoodco.com. - http://www.sogoodco.com


"SoGood Teams Up with Rubberninja"

Described as "designer street fashion for the extraordinary individual". SoGood represents a new generation. A generation of leaders and creators of design and expression. Innovators by nature, we are motivated through passion. East coast born and worldwide bound.

Rubberninja's work as an electronic music DJ and producer exemplifies the same vision and passion. Relationships built with companies like "So Good Clothing" embodies Rubberninja's philosophy of life and music, while simultaneously demonstrating his talents as a DJ in a creative and artistic way.

We at djrubberninja.com are proud to announce that SoGood will be signing on as Rubberninja's domestic T-Shirt sponsor for the year of 2012-2013, supplying the DJ with lifestyle gear to increase interest and demand for the up-and-coming clothing brand. Lifestyle partnerships such as this demonstrates the high level of marketability of Rubberninja as a public figure as well as personifying a standard of quality that Rubberninja demands of all of his work.

Rubberninja will also create an exclusive mix that will be included in the first 500 orders of SoGood product shipped when the company begins sending out its first wave of orders in the summer/fall.

http://www.sogoodco.com. - http://www.sogoodco.com


"DJ Rubberninja Partners with ModelKarma"

Starting fall of 2012 DJ Rubberninja and New York based modeling agency/social media community, ModelKarma, will be licencing releases for their members fans and followers.

Together with ModelKarma's Founder and CEO, Thomas Zeumer, Rubberninja will begin to illustrate the importance of music in a model's daily life through a on-going series of music mixes. This marks the beginning of a partnership that will only grow larger in time, bringing the lifestyle of fashion and design together with sound and music culture. The mixes will be available at Modelkarma.com and through their soundcloud profile @ soundcloud.com/modelkarma. - http://www.modelkarma.com


"DJ Rubberninja Partners with ModelKarma"

Starting fall of 2012 DJ Rubberninja and New York based modeling agency/social media community, ModelKarma, will be licencing releases for their members fans and followers.

Together with ModelKarma's Founder and CEO, Thomas Zeumer, Rubberninja will begin to illustrate the importance of music in a model's daily life through a on-going series of music mixes. This marks the beginning of a partnership that will only grow larger in time, bringing the lifestyle of fashion and design together with sound and music culture. The mixes will be available at Modelkarma.com and through their soundcloud profile @ soundcloud.com/modelkarma. - http://www.modelkarma.com


"Moombah+ Radio Guest Mix"

DJ Rubberninja is coming to Moomba+ Radio, this Saturday starting at 7 PM EST! - http://www.moombaplus.com/radio/


"Moombah+ Radio Guest Mix"

DJ Rubberninja is coming to Moomba+ Radio, this Saturday starting at 7 PM EST! - http://www.moombaplus.com/radio/


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Bio

Fascinated by the sound of electronic music ever since he first discovered it in the form of artists like BT, Paul Van Dyk and The Prodigy, Rubberninja has been developing his sound and mixing technique to most accurately exemplify what seduced him into the scene in the first place.
"It was the atmosphere of the sound itself. I would get lost in my headphones, combinations of sounds I had never heard before and what certainly any conventional instrument couldn't achieve. It felt like an auditory aurora and I've been inundated ever since, becoming more and more familiar with the scene and culture."

Rubberninja has continued to evolve as an artist by channeling his energy into music, converting his passion into a complete aural experience for those on the dance floor. Performing in some of NYC's most notable and prominent nightclubs for the past year, he has gained a reputation as one of the most engaging up and coming local performers in the ever-changing EDM scene, consistently refining his style and expression to reflect his progression as an artist.

While Rubberninja’s live performance upholds a solid reputation, he also has an eclectic catalogue of studio mixes as well as a monthly podcast on iTunes that consistently demonstrates his artistic talent. A debut EP is currently in the making and his fans are fervently anticipating what the future holds for this talented young DJ.