The evolution of UK producer Rusko has played out in-front of eyes for thousands of us who were introduced into the rhythms of dubstep / UK Garage via the iconic pioneer's releases. While changes in his style have taken place since the days of "Woo Boost" and "Da Cali Anthem, Rusko has only expanded his sound design to encompass a bit of the new while staying true to the name; something we saw on his previous original release "Sunshower" from his upcoming ! EP. This brings us to the exclusive premiere of his newest single "Happy Cords" that features a dizzying array of synth effects layered across a futuristic trap and bass beat with some hype boy chants thrown into the mix. You can pick up your copy when it releases via Rusko's upcoming ! EP on July 29th, but until then, listen to the release below. Also, be sure to catch Rusko on his massive North American fall tour beginning in September with dates below. Enjoy!
Rusko – Happy Chords | Stream Only
Rusko North American fall tour dates after the jump.
Bassnectar Set To Headline Iconic Madison Square Gardens “BASS CENTER NYC” With Big Gigantic, Rusko and Paper DiamondPosted in Bangin, Events by nick | Tags: Bass Center, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Madison Square Garden, Paper Diamond, rusko
Bassnectar, one of the pioneers of bass music, continues to climb up the ranks as one of the most powerful live acts in electronic music selling out every single venue he visits and has headlined the majority of festivals. Lorin has now set his sights on one of the most iconic venues in the world, Madison Square Gardens in the heart of New York City on October 4th. The venue that packs over 20,000+ people in has been a landmark for all types of music, comedy, sports and all other forms of live entertainment and couldn't be a more perfect home for the Basshead army to take over.
For the epic evening Bassnectar has brought out an appropriate cast of friends to make for a memorable event with Big Gigantic, Rusko and Paper Diamond tasked with the duties of opening support. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, July 9th and suggest grabbing yourself a pair or two sooner rather than later! Enjoy
Bassnectar – Bass Center VIII @ Madison Square Garden | Tickets
OG Cockney Thug producer Rusko has a longstanding history within electronic music having pioneered the Dubstep / UK Drum & Bass explosion to where it is today. With his legacy established firmly in the books, Rusko continues to provide fans with glimpses into his sound design evolution and the brand new original "Sunshower" has us feeling the vibes 100%. An electro bass foundation provides the perfect canvas for additions of gritty synths and future sounding elements throughout. This gem of a tune will be featured on an upcoming EP being released July 29th and you can find more details on the release here as they become available! Be sure to pick up free download below while it last. Enjoy
Rusko – Sunshower | Free Download
[GIVEAWAY] Win the Ultimate VIP Meet & Greet Experience and Tickets to the Rusko “Lift Me Up” Tour with Winner picked for every cityPosted in Bangin, Contests, Events, Premieres by jordan | Tags: Contest, Lift Me Up, rusko, Thissongissick, Tour, VIP
Our good friend Rusko is kicking off his massive 34 date “Lift Me Up” tour in the US and Canada along with dnb legend Roni Size and hip-hop’s MC Dynamite. This huge tour stems from Rusko’s “Lift Me Up EP” released on Skrillex’s label OWSLA this past summer and is coming to 34 cities around the US & Canada.
We are able to give away ONE PAIR of tickets to each date of the tour, including already sold out venues. On top of that, we are going to connect the winner of each city with Rusko’s Tour Manager to take you and a friend backstage for a personal meet & greet with Rusko himself. ENTER CONTEST BELOW
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Rusko kicks off his Fall Tour today and to celebrate drops a massive ‘Old School Mix’ featuring a hour of some of the best, filthiest, most classic dubstep tunes from year back. This is a mix alongside Rob Azlan and it is relentless banger after banger, all in grimy UK fashion. This rare dubplate set should really excite dubstep and bass fans from all over. Stream the premiere below and grab the download as well. Enjoy.
Rusko – Old School Mix | Download
Rusko drops off “Light Me up”, the first highly anticipated single from his debut EP on Skrillex’s OWSLA Records. This is a drum & bass masterpiece showing a more melodic side of Rusko we have heard some Everyday. He manages to fuse his melody driven side with his signature grittiness. Don’t miss the free download of “Lift Up”. Make sure to grab the full EP next week on July 2nd.
Rusko – Lift Me Up | Available July 2nd
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English to LA dubstep artist Rusko has was bouncing between Diplo’s Mad Decent label and recently announced his signing with Skrillex’s OWSLA label and will be releasing his the Lift Me Up EP on July 2nd. To kick off the release we have “TAKE OFF” from the EP available for free download. It’s a glitched out dubstep bass banger filled with a catchy vocal sample carrying out the song. He is asking that you “tweet to download” the track for free. I’m liking this more then his previous Kapow EP.
Rusko is a musician who has been releasing on labels for years, but at the same time has been a strong advocate of giving away his music for free. He recently announced after label complications that would be giving all of his music in the future. This is starting with newest KAPOW EP. It’s a 4 song EP featuring some of his tradiatonal dubstep sounds yet delivered in a fresh way on “Yeah”, “Bring It Back”, and “BOOKASHA” It also includes the glitch-hop track “Like This”. He defintely broke the genre boundries on this, all while maintaining his signature HUGE Rusko sound. He’s the kind of artists that while it does sound good on laptop speakers, you should find some proper headphones or soundsystem to fully appreciate the EP. Enjoy the free download!
Rusko – KAPOW EP | Direct Download | Alternate Download
Rusko – Bring It Back
Rusko drops us off the next single off his upcoming free KAPOW EP slated for an upcoming release on his own Rusko Recordings. We already got a sample off the album with “Like This”, and this track “Booyakasha” is on the same level. It’s got his huge sounding bass sounds, delivered in a new way. You shouldn’t try and listen to this song without proper headphones or speakers. Turn it up, enjoy!
Rusko – Booyakasha | Download on FREE EP
Make sure to grab Rusko’s new Free “KAPOW EP” Available Here
Rusko.. the beast who really knows how to work the wobbles lets loose “Like This”, which is the first track off his upcoming FREE Kapow EP. It has a slower glitch-hop speed, letting us hear Rusko in a completely different light. It features the “Wow” sample that is from a 08′ Crookers remix. Turn up the bass, enjoy!
Rusko – Like This | Download | Download Entire Free EP
I got excited over a year ago when I heard about this epic collaboration fusing dubstep and hip-hop. Now we get the long awaited Cypress x Rusko EP from Rusko and Cypress. We’ve heard Roll It, Light It, and Lez Go, and now we get the whole EP. Cypress’ hood vibe meshes incredibly well with Rusko brutal bass sound. Now as heavy as Rusko gets on this EP, he keeps it playable for the masses. Turn it up and Enjoy!
Rusko & Cypress Hill – Cypress x Rusko | Purchase on iTunes
Rusko & Cypress Hill - Can’t Keep Me Down (feat Damian Marley)
Rusko & Cypress Hill – Shots Go Off
Rusko & Cypress Hill – Medicated (feat Young De)
Rusko & Cypress Hill – Roll It, Light It
Rusko & Cypress Hill – Lez Go
Here’s the next track from Rusko and Cypress Hill, following up their previous Roll It, Light It. For this track they recruited added Travis Barker (Blink 182) to the mix. The video shows how much energy they bring when these artists play together live. The raw rap engegy and Rusko’s bass heavy drops mesh together nicely. Turn this up, enjoy!
Rusko x Cypress Hill – Lex Go (Ft. Travis Barker)
So by now you probably have heard the newest collaboration between dubstep producer / DJ Rusko, and hip hop group Cypress Hill. The audio for the song was very sick, and created a fresh sound that pleases dubstep fans but also would make a huge hip hop hit, and one I wouldn’t mind listening to. This video is very sick, filled with a high speed mixture of shots of Cypress and Rusko playing in a moving train while mountains, trees, and other objects outside of them gets blown apart and pieced together with lots of visually stunning effects. I’ve seen a lot of music videos use video effects like this, but I haven’t seen any this good. I could see this video making it’s way to the TV. Turn it up, enjoy!
Cypress x Rusko – Roll It, Light It | Direct Download
Levitate Festival – Rusko, Paper Diamond, Dj Shadow, Pictureplane at 1st Bank Center for 4/20 AnnouncementPosted in Events by nick | Tags: 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, rusko
Rusko, Paper Diamond, Dj Shadow, Pictureplane at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado for 4/20/2012.
This is going to be a great party. This might be a good one to travel for, especially if you plan on hitting up the annual 4/20 smokeout at CU’s campus in Boulder.
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