DJ Leonid Rudenko

DJ Leonid Rudenko / DJ Леонид Руденко

Published: July 18, 2016

Leonid Rudenko (Леонид Анатольевич Руденко) is a Russian DJ, musician, and producer who records electronic music in Russian and English.

Rudenko was born in Moscow, Russia and started mixing music at the age of ten. Self-taught, he began his career as a DJ in 1997 by mixing techno, house, trance, and ambient music. His first single “Summerfish” was released in 2005. While the original version didn’t break into the top ten on any charts, the song spawned many popular remixes. Three years later in 2008, his song “Destination” (a collaborative work with the singer Nicco) peaked at the top of the Russian chart for two weeks. The song took him from #48 on TOP100 DJ России list to #23 and helped propel him to fame throughout Russia. By 2010, he had advanced further to #18.

In 2014, the winter Olympics were hosted in Sochi, Russia and Rudenko was made the official DJ of the opening ceremony. His remixes of popular songs along with several of his singles were played during athlete entrance for the parade of nations. Later in 2014, Rudenko began a relationship with Irina Dubtsova, a Russian pop artist, and the couple collaborated on several songs. Unfortunately, the relationship did not last.

Recently in late May 2016, Rudenko released Растопи лёд (Break the Ice). The song, which is sung in Russian by Sasha Spielberg, has already amassed over four and a half million views on YouTube and shows Rudenko’s talent in being able to switch seamlessly between electric and pop genres.

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Here is Rodenko’s latest hit, “Растопи лёд” (Break the Ice):

Lyrics for “Растопи лёд”

Первый Куплет:
Привет! Я снова звоню сказать, как мне с тобой хорошо.
Тонуть, как в море, в твоих глазах хочу еще и еще.
Знаю, что губы твои говорят, когда ты смотришь мне в след.
Таю снежинкой в твоих руках, ты точно знаешь ответ.
И все, что было между нами очень важного.
Пусть навсегда таким останется для каждого.
И все, что было между нами невозможного – возможно… возможно…

Припев:
Словно лед растопит пламя.
Словно в сердце бьет цунами.
Снова ты со мной играешь и таю… таю я.
Словно лед растопит пламя.
Словно мир на время замер.
Снова ты со мной играешь и таю… и таю я.

Второй Куплет:
Привет! Сегодня впервые нам не надо спешить.
Так долго шли мы к своим мечтам.
Так просто было решить.
Найди и больше не отпускай меня.
Ты от себя ни на шаг.
Ведь в этот миг.
Я счастливая, как никогда и пусть останется так.
И все что было между нами очень важного.
Пусть навсегда таким останется для каждого.
И все, что было между нами невозможного – возможно… возможно…

Припев:
Словно лед растопит пламя.
Словно в сердце бьет цунами.
Снова ты со мной играешь и таю… таю я.
Словно лед растопит пламя.
Словно мир на время замер.
Снова ты со мной играешь и таю… и таю я.

Here is his breakout hit, the English-language “Destination”:

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This entry written by SRAS student Jack Fischer

Jack Fischer is majoring in Physics with Russian and Economics minors at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames, Iowa. He is studying Russian as a Second Language with SRAS over the summer of 2016 to improve his command of the Russian language. In the future, he’d like to work for himself and run a business.

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Jack Fischer

Jack Fischer is majoring in Physics with Russian and Economics minors at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames, Iowa. He is studying Russian as a Second Language with SRAS over the summer of 2016 to improve his command of the Russian language. In the future, he’d like to work for himself and run a business.

Program attended: Challenge Grants

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