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DJ Ruckus and Shaik iron out wedding plans

AAP logoAAP 16/09/2016 By Danielle McGrane

DJ Ruckus and Australian Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik know when they're going to get married, they just haven't settled on where it will happen yet.

The DJ, who is in Sydney with his fiancee to play a gig at Marquee nightclub, said they haven't ruled out getting married Down Under although the distance is off-putting.

"It would be great but very tough to get all the people out here," Ruckus told AAP.

"If you know anybody that wants to donate a private 747, I would love to have my wedding in Sydney.

"We have some date ideas but we haven't decided on a place yet."

One of those ideas is to have their wedding beside the sea.

"We got engaged on the beach so we might do a beach thing," he said.

On this trip, Ruckus is also getting a chance to catch up with his future in-laws and has been celebrating Shaik's mother's birthday.

But he still hasn't met his future father-in-law.

"I haven't met her father yet and that's going to happen in about two days so I'm a little nervous but I'm excited," he said.

Ruckus, however, is here on his own merits as a DJ gaining renown for his hip-hop infused sets.

With a residency in Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas, Ruckus often works with one of the grand masters of the genre, Rev Run from Run DMC.

But it was an episode of US comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when Will Smith's collaborator Jazzy Jeff made a musical appearance that first introduced him to the genre.

"In that episode, Jazzy Jeff interrupts the family meeting cutting and scratching this orchestra record and I had also been in orchestras so I appreciated classical music so I was like `he's just like me, man'," he said.

"That's exactly what inspired me or intrigued me about the turntable."

Now is a particularly good time to be a DJ as artists such as Calvin Harris, Avicii and Tiesto are constant chart toppers as much as any pop or rock artist.

Ruckus knows he's come into the genre at a great time.

"The world has changed so much for DJs and the attention to it," he said.

"I think everybody in the world can understand and see what a true job it is, what a true art it is."

Much like Harris or Avicii, Ruckus would love to collaborate with a major artist of a different genre and already has one in mind.

"I would actually love to do a remix or an original record with Red Hot Chili Peppers," he said.

"They have those songs that you can play with any crowd, the hip-hop crowd, or an electronic crowd and play their records and they work."

*DJ Ruckus plays at Marquee at The Star Sydney on Friday at 10pm

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