Harnessing the hybrid sounds of dub, garage, reggae and drum n’ bass emanating from London, Bristol and Leeds, Rusko (aka 23 year old Chris Mercer), along with studio partner Caspa, has been leading the new charge of dubstep producers with serious style for the past couple of years. Rising through the ranks with astounding speed, Rusko now finds himself in the position as one of the UK’s finest exports for forward thinking, bass driven electronic music.
First making heads look up and take notice with the gully-swinging co-production (with Caspa) of ‘Custard Chucker’, Rusko has become a master of the 1000 league deep Bass wobble. Citing influences as broad as J Dilla, Warp records and his own mum’s voice, Rusko’s passion for all music drives his twisted bass creations and renowned DJ sets. With collaborations in the pipeline with acts such as Buraka Som Sistema, Yo Majesty, Virus Syndicate, Portishead’s Andy Smith and leading producer Switch, the future is certainly looking bright for this young bass fiend. Heads up people – Rusko’s on FIRE!