Rustie

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Rustie
Rustie performing
Background information
Birth name Russell Whyte
Also known as Rustie Russ
Born 4 January 1983
Origin Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Electronic dance music, wonky, instrumental hip hop, dubstep, grime
Occupations Producer
Years active 2007-present
Labels Warp Records, LuckyMe, Numbers, Hyperdub, Wireblock, Stuffrecords
Associated acts Hudson Mohawke, Zomby, AlunaGeorge, Nightwave, Danny Brown
Website Rustie on Myspace

Rustie (born Russell Whyte) is a Scottish musician from Glasgow.

History[edit]

Rustie's first instrument was guitar and he bought his first decks at age 15. He is associated with the sub-genre of aquacrunk, a genre described as an experimental offshoot of hip hop that emphasizes slowed down, low-slung beats, with lashings of electronic mutterings and morphing basslines.[1] He believes his work conveys movement and fluidity, and that his creative process is an "immersive world" wrapped up in sound, rhythm, and color. Rustie's long-time interest in videogames has influenced his approach to electronic composition.[2]

Rustie's first singles were released in 2007 and 2008.[3] The producer signed with Warp Records in 2010 for the release of Sunburst EP. In 2011, Rustie released his first album Glass Swords on Warp Records.[4][5][6] Brad LaBonte of Dusted Magazine wrote "Glass Swords contains some of the freshest, most exciting electronic dance music I’ve heard this year. Put simply, nothing sounds like this record."[7]

In 2012, "After Light" from Glass Swords was included in an Adidas television advertisement featuring British track and field athlete Jessica Ennis prior to the 2012 Olympic Games.[8] "After Light","Ultra Thizz", and "Surph" songs from "Glass Swords", were used in the soundtrack to the video game Sleeping Dogs.

The same year, Glass Swords won The Guardian's First Album Award.[9][10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Glass Swords

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
Jagz The Smack
Bad Science
Sunburst

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[11]
2008 "Zig-Zag" Bad Science
2011 "All Nite" Glass Swords
"Ultra Thizz"
2012 "Surph"
(featuring Nightwave)
"After Light"
(featuring AlunaGeorge)
173
2013 "Triadzz / Slasherr" "Stand-alone Single" "—" denotes single that did not chart.

Remixes[edit]

  • "Spliff Dub" by Zomby on Mush / Spliff Dub (2008)
  • "Another Day" by Jamie Lidell on Another Day (2008)
  • "Let Me See What U Workin With" by Rod Lee on Let Me See What U Workin With (2008)
  • "Drama" by Fool on Drama (2008)
  • "In This" by Various Production on Versus (2008)
  • "In The Blood" by Pivot on In The Blood (2008)
  • "The Black Block" by Modeselektor on Happy Birthday! Remixed #2 (2008)
  • "No Security" by Crookers feat. Kelis on No Security (2009)
  • "Ariel" by Stateless on Ninja Tune XX: 20 Years Of Beats & Pieces (2010)
  • "Ariel" (Second version credited as 'Rustie's Pentagram Remake') by Stateless on Ninja Tune XX No. 1 (2010)
  • "I'm Gone" by Lazer Sword on Lazer Sword (2010)
  • "G41" by 8Bitch on G41 (2010)
  • "Dominos" by The Big Pink on Chysalis Music 2010 Coachella (2010)
  • "Fancy Forty" by Lunice on Stacker Upper (2010)
  • "On My Mind" by Joker on On My Mind (2011)
  • "Lose Yourself" by Surkin on Lose Yourself (2012)
  • "Love In Motion" by SebastiAn on Love In Motion (2012)
  • "Ratchet" by Bloc Party on Four (Deluxe Edition) (2013)
  • "Trouble On My Mind" by Pusha T feat. Tyler, the Creator via Soundcloud (2013)

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