Dubstep renegade Rusko, recently gave the proverbial middle finger to the establishment and has decided to release all of his future productions independently — for free. It marks a bold move for the outspoken producer from Leeds whose brash antics on stage and beef with deadmau5 have earned him some well deserved attention. In a statement to Factmag.com Rusko explains the decision;
“The natural thing for me to do is release ‘KAPOW’ myself. How I want. The way I want and at the speed I want. It’s about promotion and not profit – I want to give the fans the music in real time. If they can help me promote it too then it’s essentially what a label does anyway but just without copyright restrictions. The fans are key in the success of ‘KAPOW’. If you like it, send it to a friend. I just want everyone to be able have my music if they want it.”
The Kapow EP marks a slight change in the iconic Rusko sound. Possibly attributed to his newfound freedom, the production is much more raw than on many of his previous outings . Although stripped down, “Yeah” and “Booyakasha” are reminiscent of the Rusko of old — wobble-heavy and melody-tinged — while “Bring It Back” and “Like This” represent a mild sonic departure. “Bring It Back” swaps out wonky bass lines for big chord stabs while “Like This” dabbles in the moombahton arena, creating an undeniably bouncy party track.
Listen to the EP after the break and head on over to Rusko’s website to download the EP for free.
Rusko – Yeah (Original Mix)
Rusko – Booyakasha (Original Mix)
Rusko – Bring It Back (Original Mix)
Rusko – Like This (Original Mix)