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Rusko On Bringing '90s Rave Music Back, New Tracks & Fatherhood
While British dubstep DJ/producer Rusko may have been too young to have been at any underground London raves during the early '90s heyday of the scene, he is a self-proclaimed geek when it comes to all the music that has come out of that era. Rusko made a mark for himself in the dance music world as a heavy-hitter in the dubstep circuit, putting out plenty of bangers at the height of the scene in the mid-2000s, including "Woo Boost" off of 2010's O.M.G.!, his debut studio album.
Chris Mercer, aka Rusko, sat down with the Recording Academy to tell us a little more about what he's been listening to (all that good '90s rave music), how it's influencing his sound, and what it's been like balancing making music and being a father.
"I'm a huge geek for early '90s rave music, like '92, '93. So there's been a lot of that kind of creeping in, more breakbeats – which is weird because that’s before most of my audience was born," Mercer shares.