Rustie – “Slasherr”

One of the best up-and-coming producers in the UK right now drops a new track titled “Slasherr,” and believe me when I say it lives up to the title. The track’s a real banger, featuring some sharp bass kicks and snares. On top of that, Rustie lays his typical smattering of hyper-melodic, hyper-lush synths that will most likely overwhelm listeners with a sense of electronic ecstasy. Enjoy!

Also, check my review of Rustie’s 2011 album Glass Swords via the video below:

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Rustie- “Surph” ft. Nightwave

Electronic artist Rustie proved on his last LP, Glass Swords, that he was able to make interesting music that is very club and dubstep influenced while maintaining some personality in terms of style. A balance that I imagine is difficult to maintain.

“Surph” is a track from that LP, and now this remixed version features stronger vocals from fellow electronic artist, Nightwave, who gives the song far more texture. So much so that now listening to the original version feels like it was missing something all along, I just didn’t notice until now. The challenge with making any kind of remix is creating something that is true to the original while giving the track your own distinct flair. What Nightwave did feels distinctly pop like, but its catchier sound is better than I imagined. I think I may even prefer this over the original, which is rare when it comes to remixes of any kind.

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Rustie- “Ultra Thizz”

Someone had recommended this to me saying I’d dig it since I was into that Hudson Mohawke EP that dropped earlier this year.

It’s a track from Glasgow electronic music producer Rustie. His latest album is Glass Swords, and it’s out now via Warp Records.

I guess the truth is, yeah, I do dig this a lot, and it is for the same reasons I dig HudMo. The music on Rustie’s latest album–and especially on the track above–is bright, loud, and trashy. I guess a lot of electronic music aimed at the dancefloor is. However, what makes Rustie different for me is that there’s a bit of goofiness in the sound sets he uses. Of course, I don’t mean that with any disrespect. Actually, to me, it makes his music really fun to listen to.

“Ultra Thizz” has some impressive details, sure, but there’s no reason to analyze this track too heavily. Instead, get up, throw your hands up, and start stomping the floor as hard as possible. That’s a little more appropriate.