Taking place during the five-day-long chaos that was San Diego Comic Con 2010, RUSKO made the delightful decision to stomp his way down to our lovely city and unleashes an unrelenting performance of reverberating whomps and body-buzzing wobbles. With an absolutely mad show this past Thursday night where literally RUSKO turned the dance floor of the Red Circle into absolute aural wreckage. Reminiscing via these videos I captured are certainly re-instilling that brain bubbling experience.
Literally my eyeballs were shaking as I was pressed full-on against the plastic shield, and the out-dated, trembling ground bass speakers all night-long — all for the sake of capturing these videos of the mad man himself. And it was all totally worth it, since I was able to obtain the full range of RUSKO’s seriously NON-STOP performance, and supreme dance moves. His ability to maintain his high octane energy from beginning to end without faltering once — the man is on point, to say the very least. And the fact that he was able to quickly adjust and deliver that massive set on just ONE mixer (CDJ), so nutty.
I could easily substitute this video of RUSKO’s opening set with the video of him shutting the place down at the end of the night because the energy from start to finish was equally psychotic all throughout.
Without question RUSKO has the sweetest moves known to mankind.
Rusko slips in a little Swagga dub edit, a live edit of his track “Woo Boost” –indisputably deemed the archetype of club-worthy dubstep — and also a sweet little throwback to Afrojack’s remix of Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie’s track “Moombah”.
Between throwing in some sweet dub remixes including tracks by Dizzy Rascal and having his picture taken a million times, RUSKO shouts something inaudible into the microphone that we all assumed was something awesome and was thus followed by a over-packed house of excited cheers!
Below RUSKO’s charms all our hearts by stopping the show to sing a sweet little “Happy Birthday” tribute to his sister that had accompanied him to the show. SO cute. And then, as expected, he goes back hard into some totally grimy shit.
Opening and closing out the night was San Diego’s own production squad & HypeM.com chart-topping machine, Bubblegum Sci Fi, along with a surprise guest DJ set by TronJeremy of Gotta Dance Dirty: Who is GDD’s man of essence behind the blog’s Dirty Frisco dubstep and grimy underground sounds. On top of that, he’s a helluva guy to boot. A combo throwdown of riot-instigating electro house and classic heirloom grinds, BGSF & TronJeremy fit the bill just right for the evening, with welcomed sonic contrast to RUSKO’s massive set.
Following this sweaty night of absolutely pure wobbly joy, I had the opportunity thanks to the wonderful and ever-gracious, The Music Ninja, to interview this UK firecracker & dubstep’s wonder boy of party whomp goodness and get to know the gritty beneath the aural grime. And to my delight, Rusko was a fantastically golly ol’ gent that was such an absolute pleasure to chat with. He’s quite the forward-thinking and insightful chap, beyond just his brilliant in-studio productions and recent collaborations. You’ll see: Soon. Only on TheMusicNinja.com & TheMixster.com.
By: Taylor Doms
Photo by: Danny Dilworth