Review: Every time that wear the news that a new Rustie album is on the way, our in-house bass nerds start pacing around the Juno HQ like headless chickens. That is simply because Rustie never fails to deliver the goods, and his work is in a constant state of flux, changing mood and influences with each new step. Evenifudontbelieve comes through London's mighty Warp Records, of course, and the sounds within are even more diverse and explorative than his previous works; yes, we know, a bold statement. However, it is clear that Rustie has decided to go into true excursion mode with this new LP, blurring the lines between pop, dance, and alternative electronica; a delicious cocktail of electronics that results in a wide-eyed, cinematic journey for both the listeners and the club dwellers. In fact, we believe this to be the perfect music for the day after a big party; believe us, it's tried and tested!
Review: Warp Scotsman Rustie gets epic on this sudden one-tracker. Its vibrancy and technicolour flavour shouldn't surprise in the slightest but the unfettered epicity of the hook is his boldest yet. Giving the EDM guys a run for their money, he shows us how big riffs and euphoria are done from his perspective. Massive in every sense.
Review: While his Numbers contemporaries Jackmaster and Hudson Mohawke have been courting international superstardom (the latter soundtracking Apple ads and working with Lil Wayne and Drake), Rustie has stayed true to his roots. This second full-length - the follow-up to acclaimed 2011 debut Glass Swords - proves that it was a wise strategy. Green Language is a storming set, delivering blends of crunk, wonk-hop, 8-bit electronica, grime and post-dubstep rhythms that bristle with intergalactic synths and glassy-eyed, late night swagger. Rustie has carved out a niche of his own that's increasingly hard to define, but one that guarantees thrilling, next-level music. Green Language proves that emphatically.
Review: Off the back of the widely lauded Glass Swords LP, Rustie peels off a prime slice of crossover potential with a radio edit of "Surph". Featuring Nightwave on vocals, it's a blindingly bright production that cuts it with the big budget chart toppers. Fusing the stacatto synth lines of trance, boogie lead lines and the chunky drum machine work of trap rap, it's as razor-sharp a production as you're ever likely to hear. All it takes is Nightwave's honey-coated (and vocodered) R&B croon to make this a serious contender for summertime radio smash.
Review: The Glaswegian's highly anticipated album on one of underground music's finest labels comes not a moment too soon. The 13-track album kicks off with the eponymous track of the album "Glass Swords" sets the tone for the piece, which quickly manifests itself to be a glorious fusion of R&B, hip-hop, dubstep, UKG, techno and even more esoteric sub-genres. Highlights from across the selection include the euphoric trance-tinged "Hover Traps", psychadelic "Ultra Thrizz" with its dubstep swagger and firing synths and lush "After Light". Glass Swords really is an album of our time, and we really urge you to check this one out.