Leeds-born-L.A.-based Rusko returns from a year-long slumber with new EP ‘!’, his introduction to a new era of sound exploration. On ‘!’, he explores possibly every combination of sound, folding bass-heavy harmonies into a funky D&B beat on opening track ‘Like A Boss’.
What follows is an array of sound - everything from glitzy drum-work and soaring synths in ‘Sunshower’, to the ass-grinding ‘My Style’. Rusko chills things a bit with the bass-wave-riding, ‘Happy Chords’ before blasting down the tracks again with an unhinged video game-inspired, bass-tastic, ‘Rusko Theme’.
Rusko: “This is the the first time I've ever released a record that's not dubstep or D&B. It's not house or techno either - I tried to create five fun tracks that fit into no genre, or maybe a whole new genre altogether! ...and be prepared, this is only Vol1!"
It’s out 29 July, check it out below.