RUSKO NYE | JULEP BOSTON | 12.31.13
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 9:00 PM - Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM (PST)
The Oxford Group & Black Bar Group Present
RUSKO NEW YEARS EVE @ JULEP | 12.31.13 | Boston, MA | 21+
World renowned DJ & dubstep pioneer RUSKO comes to Boston for one of his most private & exclusive performances ever - this New Years Eve.
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Hello, world: Rusko kindly requests that you wake the fuck up.
The Leeds-born DJ/producer who ascended with the original U.K. dubstep movement – and gave it one of its first and most enduring anthems, a bolt of foul-mouthed rave lightening called “Cockney Thug” – is here to tell you that music is not about labels and dance is no fad. And to prove it, he proudly presents “SONGS”: His gutsy, freewheeling, brilliant second album.
“The sound of my early releases was very dub-influenced, and just good, fun, bouncy vibes,” he says. “The majority of dubstep at the moment I think is aggressive, and I don’t like angry music; I don’t want to be angry in a club. So I wanted to make something really happy, but still heavy.”
“Happy and heavy” is a proper way to describe the vibe that has carried Rusko from the first moments of dubstep’s life to the biggest stages in the world; from a single, seminal bass wobble to a swath of sounds that can’t be capped in a few simple syllables. He might be one of the guys who started it all – but he’s sure as hell not going to leave it at that.
There is indeed a rowdy kind of sprightliness throughout “SONGS,” which sets a wizard’s box of dance music charms to some of its most misunderstood: cracking, smacking breakbeats, and reverberant, sonic-boom bass. The rave piano vamp of first single “Somebody to Love,” the accelerated classic house of “Pressure,” the head-nodding reggae of “Skanker,” the epically trancey sweep of “Opium” and “Thunder,” even “Dirty Sexy,” a tongue-y but not so cheeky nugget of American-style R&B: They all express a different part of what makes Rusko pogo like a punk while he spins, and carry the energy and soul of his inimitable, genre-be-damned style.
Rusko is touring internationally behind “SONGS,” and preparing to release an EP with a similarly ingenious group of rule-breakers: American hip-hop outfit Cypress Hill.
So world, if you’re awake, now hear this: Rusko is here to roll the beats, and dance music will never be the same.
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