After an agonising year-long production hiatus, Leeds born, LA based 'King of Bass' Ruskonow makes his long-awaited return to centre stage with the announcement of his brand new 5-track EP "!". 'Sunshower' - the first track to be taken from his eclectic EP - is available to stream now, with full worldwide release set for 29th, via Universal/FMLY Records.
Speaking about the forthcoming EP, Rusko told Rolling Stone: 'This is the first time I've ever released a record that's not dubstep or drum and bass. It's not house or techno either - I tried to create five fun tracks that fit into no genre, or maybe a whole new genre altogether! . And be prepared, this is only Vol. 1!'
Testament to his unwavering perfectionism and infinite talent in the studio, "!" is the result of a year of sound exploration and is the perfect introduction to the inner mind of a dance music genius. A departure from his previous productions, with "!" Rusko has created a genre-defying combination of sound that is sure to shake up the electronic music scene.
The opening track sees the production mastermind seamlessly fold bass-heavy harmonies into a funky Drum & Bass beat 'Like A Boss.' What follows is a mind-blowing array of sound - everything from glitzy drum-work and soaring synths in 'Sunshower', to the ass-grinding 'My Style.' Chilling things out with the bass-wave-riding 'Happy Chords', he guarantees a blasting finale with the unhinged videogame inspired bass-tastic 'Rusko Theme'.
Since its premiere just 24 hours ago 'Sunshower' has already set the blogosphere alight. A mere teaser of Rusko's upcoming "!" EP, be sure to stay tuned for the remainder in the weeks to come, because Rusko's not finished with you yet.
! EP Tracklisting:
1. Like A Boss
3. My Style
4. Happy Chords
5. Rusko Theme
RUSKO ON TOUR:
6 JULY RIVERWEST MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO, IL
20 JULY TOMORROWLAND BOOM, BELGIUM
25 JULY SPACE IBIZA
27 JULY TOMORROWLAND BOOM, BELGIUM
10 AUGUST MOONRISE FESTIVAL BALTIMORE, MD
18 AUGUST KUBANA FESTIVAL KRASNODAR, RUSSIA
21 AUGUST PRIVILEGE IBIZA
22 AUGUST FIHP OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM
23 AUGUST MYSTERYLAND VIJFHUIZEN, HOLLAND
29 AUGUST FMMF FESTIVAL COLOMBUS, OH
30 AUGUST SUMMERSEND FESTIVAL CALGARY, AB
31 AUGUST IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL ATLANTA, GA
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