Vibeke Bruff has been a immoveable rudder in Oslo club music for over a decade. Gaining momentum as one half of the feverish Deep House act No Dial Tone, Vibeke Bruff has refined her craft from the stage to the studio, and the booth. Alongside Kristina (DELLA) Dunn, Bruff was the introverted figure behind the dials in No Dial Tone’s ferocious sonic spray, haunched over her controls like an obsessive surgeon, moulding truculent arrangements around soulful vocals and deep rhythm sections.
After No Dial Tone, Bruff went on a short hiatus before returning to the fold in 2016 with In the Dark, featuring ZiaLand. Still haunting a darker corner of House music, Bruff stripped her music back to its rhythmical foundation and built on its basic framework with an eerie atmosphere, looking for that human dimension in the cold landscape of machine music.
It’s a sound she built upon in her DJ sets too lately and in her edition for the Jæger mix, she pounces on it in true Bruff style, applying it to a more reserved tempo. Vocals inform much of her selections, while that eerily sparse atmosphere clouds the entire mix in a sultry mood. Tracks that trawl the deep for rhythm sections move at a restrained pace, evoking the feeling of an early Sunday evening with a Marvin Gay vocal sample punctuating the mix expertly as it croons “let’s get it on” at the end.
Give us an introduction
I am Vibeke Bruff. I am an Oslo-based DJ/Producer. I have been a part of the growing club scene in Oslo for over 10 years. I fell in love with the music at a very early age and it’s been my passion and drive for as long as I can remember.