JULY 29, 2014
Rusko has not simply returned to the scene, he’s created a new one. Hailed as one of the pioneers of Dubstep, Chris Mercer – aka Rusko – once again proves why he is regarded as one of the most influential artists in the world of electronic music today as he releases his ground-breaking new EP “!” – out now via Universal/FMLY Records.
Since dropping ‘Sunshower’ – the first single to be taken from the EP – at the beginning of the month, the bass boss has been gradually teasing tracks, garnering support from music authorities such as Rolling Stone, Mixmag, This Song Is Sick and Dancing Astronaut as he goes.
On “!” Rusko demonstrates the musical diversity that has seen him remain at the top of his game throughout his illustrious career, creating a five-track genre-less sound exploration that is set to turn the world of bass on its head. Whether it’s the tropical trap tinged ‘Sunshower’, filthy funk of Drum n Bass banger ‘Like A Boss’, future bass cut ‘Happy Chords’, the ass-grinding ‘My Style’ or embarking on a video-game inspired trip for finale ‘Rusko’s Theme’, with “!” the prolific producer has ensured an explosive homecoming.
With headline dates across Europe throughout the summer, the recent announcement of a massive North American tour as well as the promise that this is the beginning of a host of new material the dub don is preparing to unleash: brace yourself, Rusko is just getting warmed up.