Drawings from the Outer Realm
& Peculiar Video Game Music Reviews
I first read about Scottish dubstep and wonky style electronica artist Rustie in The Wire. His music sounded interesting and different. At the record store I found a split 12” single alongside fellow grime/dubstep artist Joker. Rustie’s track ‘Tempered’ featured on the flipside, and boy was I totally thrown into an obscene world of odd sounds, shooting across my membrane. Perplexing energies surfaced within my bones, shaping the dimension in my vision. The sounds, all wilfully harsh or sincere, creatively rebound, enticing me to trip out without any use for narcotics.
It seems that Glaswegian producer Russell Whyte harkens back to early 1990’s video game sounds and techno beats albeit deploying strange structures and timeframes for his own creations. Progressing with his sound Rustie kept it ever youthful and new, updating on styles and trends for his future releases. The Rustie sound nowadays is different but retains its experimental edge. As styles like dubstep and grime gained notoriety in mainstream circles and press, due to great artists such as Wiley, Skream and Benga the genre became a little predictable and far too marketable to the kids. Nonetheless Rustie remains a true original in the dubstep genre.