The future has now been three years in the making. It was in September 2008 when Wireblock records hit us with their third catalogue number overall, and it went straight through the roof: Rustie‘s ‘Zig-Zag’ sounded as if it was directly exported from obscure video console games. Since then the young fella behind the pseudonym, Russel Whyte from Glasgow, became one of the most promising post bleep-hop meets electronic bass meets crunk meets prog rock producers.
Together with Hudson Mohawke they became the most hotly tipped artists from Britain, and together with the Numbers collective they brought record labels such as Warp Records to re-adjust their release agenda – which is why both of them got contracted by Warp. And after HudMo has released several Eps and an album for the british label, it’s now up to Rustie to take over the baton.
Following up on his ‘Sunburst’ EP earlier this year, Rustie’s debut album ‘Glass Swords’ just hit the shelves with massive bass, 16-bit video game references, clipped drum rolls and power-pop elements – in short: big fun music. See for yourself, ‘Glass Swords’ album stream and Rustie’s NPR summer mix are embedded below.
While promoting his album worldwide during the last weeks, Rustie now stops by Berlin’s infamous Horst Krzbrg this Saturday and surely will produce big stir with his live set. Joining him at the Kreuzberg located club will be UK bass producer Lone (Werk Discs, R&S Records), ghettobass producer Silverman (one4ho) and Leisure System‘s Area Boy.
Come early; Horst will open its doors at 11pm.
Rustie live sets:
October 28th BE-Brussels – Bozar
October 29th D-Berlin – Horst Krzbrg
November 4th DK-Copenhagen – Dunkel Bar?
November 5th NL-Den Haag – TBA
November 17th NL-Eindhoven – Klokgebouw
November 18th FR-Paris – Social Club
November 25th UK-London – Hidden
November 26th NL-Eindhoven – STRP Festival