If you don’t know about Rusko and are in the Dubstep scene, you’re under a rock and in for the treat of your life. If you do know him, you love him with your whole heart and soul.
Rusko has been banging out his original UK Dubstep since the early 2000s, staying true to his sound the entire way. His real name is Christopher Mercer, from Leeds. He attended Leeds College of Music in Music Performance, which clearly played off.
Rusko began creating music with those like Caspa and released EP’s with him on his come up. Finally, after catching Diplo’s attention, he was signed to his label Mad Decent in 2009 (bet you wouldn’t guess a dude who slams down with some dirty bass worked underneath Diplo… Same). After debuting more music and growing as he deserved, he left Diplo’s label in 2012 when his LP “Songs” blew up.
Needless to say, Rusko has indeed been rocking with the OG’s. But, what is so kickass about him now is the continuous energy he brings on stage decades into his career. He rages just as hard, if not harder than the crowd. His performing energy is a weird, breath of fresh air in the Bass scene that is recognized and adored.
Today Rusko still pops up on events that routinely sell out, such as Lost Lands, Red Rocks, Imagine, and many more. He’s still on the surface for a reason: his crazy seizure-like dancing, jumping, and hopping on stage brings out a wild beast in anyone and everyone. His monumental performance of Klutch’s remix of “Fur Elise” at Lost Lands reached the crowd in such a powerful way i’ll never forget.
Not to mention, this King of Womps was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2017 which he fought and beat. He was diagnosed in May and went through chemotherapy before overcoming the terrible illness. Considering the detrimental effects this cancer spread within and affected Mercer, we are extremely blessed to still have him raging in the EDM scene with us.
In honor of the mad man who continues to prove himself an original, irreplaceable talent, make sure to watch the video above of The Man himself jamming out at Lost Lands 2018. And if you want to catch this phenom, he’ll be dropping the mad wubs on us at Shambhala Music Festival on the Village stage on Sunday Aug 11, 2019! Interested in making the trek to beautiful British Columbia for Shambs? Click HERE for tickets!
*Featured Image Via Rukes.com*