This is some huge news from one of our all-time favorites. Having been three years since Rustie withdrew completely from music, social media and touring due to addiction and mental health problems, his home-label LuckyMe has just announced that he’ll be releasing new music in 2019!
Very shortly after the release of his third record EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE towards the end of 2015, Rustie took to twitter announcing that “due to addiction & mental health problems, all gigs in the near future are cancelled.” This came as a shock to us all as the Glasgow-based artist had been quickly on the rise, garnering support from the likes of Flume, Porter Robinson, San Holo and many more. But yesterday via replying to a fan on Twitter, the Hudson Mohawke co-founded record label LuckyMe mad a nonchalant announcement that Rustie has new music dropping in 2019.
Apart from appearing at a late 2017 Warp Records party in his hometown, with the slow purge of Rustie’s socials and SoundCloud over the last two years we’ve heard very little from the artist that many attribute as a joint-creator of the Future Bass genre. With “I miss Rustie” nearly breaking into the Twitter trends thanks to artists like San Holo, Hex Cougar and Electric Mantis, while we can’t 100% confirm if Rustie will be putting out a single, album or even a feature or co-prod in 2019, we’re hopeful for the return of the man behind some of our favorite tracks. See the LuckyMe tweet below and make sure to check back for future updates on Rustie. Enjoy!
No rus this year. But 2019
— LUCKYME® (@LuckyMe) December 5, 2018