Top Tip: Rustie - Sunburst EP
With a love of video game soundtracks and obscure electronica, Glasgow producer Rustie spent the latter half of the noughties showcasing his unique dj and live performances around the darker confines of the city's clubs and basements.
Last year, after several successful releases for local labels such as Stuff and Wireblock, Rustie joined fellow Glaswegian Hudson Mohawke on the books of Warp Records. The Sunburst EP is the first fruit of their labour and serves as a taster for his forthcoming debut album.
While comparisons to the aforementioned Hud Mo and other Glasgow contemporaries is likely, this snack sized collection (all five tracks together run at a total of 14 minutes) shows an artist happy to flirt with his influences while also dragging a collection of other styles into the mix with ease. There's also a live feel that runs throughout each track, especially in the drums and most notably in third track "Beast Night". Final track "Hyperthrust" is, for me, the standout track, with it's huge OTT synth line and skippy drums contrasting nicely with the tracks occasional more serene, calmer moments.
Warp have kindly put together a mini-mix of material of the EP to give you an idea of what to expect on it's release on October 4th.