Nearly a year has gone by since the world was last given new Rusko music. The wait is finally over, as the U.K. stalwart returns with Sauce, a 4-track EP boasting features from fellow bass music staples Dirt Monkey and Boogie T. Out now as Rusko’s debut contribution to Liquid Stranger’s coveted Wakaan imprint, Sauce is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
A truly innovative jack of all trades, the forward-thinking producer’s latest musical endeavor spans a wide gamut of electronic dance music genres such as dubstep, drum and bass, and bass house. Each track is wholly reflective of his unique signature sound, with the wonky distorted bass he’s so well-known for audibly on full display. Rusko’s latest sonic offering follows his melodic techno alias Stonehange’s 11-track playlist1 SoundCloud-exclusive album from earlier this April and marks his first original release since his Genghis Danger EP from last November.
‘Carrot Cake’ starts off the 4-track EP with a slow and steady beat, before the bouncy dubstep sounds take full control. Hints of reggae seep through with relentlessly high-octane production elements accompanying. ‘Ecstasy Dreamland’ follows, maintaining the lively, propelling energy from the first track. Dirt Monkey’s feature in the next tune, ‘Quarantinis’, can be heard, characterized by even more hints of intoxicating wobbly dub-reggae. ‘Wha Gwan’ tops off Rusko’s latest release, and features Boogie T’s signature heart-fluttering dubstep touch throughout the entirety of its nearly four-minute runtime.
“I’m finally thrilled to present 4 slices of brightly coloured dubstep rainbow cake! Fresh out of the oven. I made a lot of music during lockdown, and picked the 4 most fun & shiny wobblers for this exciting debut on Wakaan! Collaborations for me are rare, and getting two of them finished with my two fav producers in the game right now was a dream come true! I hope the energy and hype put into these tracks is transferred straight to your hearts because I can still hear the fresh excitement in all these tunes. Hopefully this is a little ray of rusko sunshine to brighten everyone’s world and the start of more to come. Love you.” -Rusko