Glasgow-based producer Rustie’s new EP consists of two tracks, “Slasherr” and “Triadzz.” While the album is available for online purchase and as a physical 12” vinyl (with a limited supply) via Numbers, it’s also available for streaming in its entirety on YouTube.
“Slasherr” builds and teases like the best of electronic dance music. It has extended build-ups that eventually explode into synth-heavy drops. But rather than repeating that formula, the beat drifts into unfamiliar territory with its atypical rhythms. It’s danceable and, with the right MC, it could be rap-able. But it’s also unpredictable. There’s a real song structure to the track. Or a case of Girl Talk-style DJADD, although Rustie at least sticks to the same genre within his songs. As his label puts it, “Glorious synth showers, low end thump and hyperactive beat programming— Rustie seemingly has more ideas in 3 and a half minutes than others have in an album.”
The EP’s other track, “Triadzz,” is similarly inventive. Of the two, it’s the bigger track, in terms of overall sound. It’s also much more wobbly, with hints of fellow Glasgow native and Numbers labelmate (via TNGHT, his collaboration with Lunice) Hudson Mohawke’s knack for bass-and-snare intricacies. Check out “Triadzz” below and “Slasherr” here.