Rudi Simon Hoppe (Rudi Simon for short) was born and grew up in a small mining town in Botswana, went to university in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to the UK in 2004.
Rudi DJ’ed in London in the late 2000s (claim to fame: has played at Fabric) but is a relative newcomer to production, releasing his first single in 2014, “Honest About It” a downtempo vocal house track featuring US vocalist Porter Shields. The track made it onto radio and was followed up by the more ambitious single “Slipping Away”, a duet featuring Vince Freeman (The Voice season 1) and Nika Syva executed in three styles: house, pop and acoustic. The experience gained led to the more intricate production work on “Zero Gravity” (March 2017), another collaboration with vocalist Nika Syva which has gained traction in the UK, making it onto radio stations around the country as well as racking up several thousand plays on Spotify and SoundCloud.
A 4th vocal house single is due out later in 2017 and Rudi is working on an EP of acoustic songs to be released under another name.