Rusko – Kapow
Written by Michael
November 10, 2012 8:34 pm
Ahh, Rusko. In a world of dubstep that seems to have been diluted with kids running around headless screaming along to Skrillex, it’s nice to have a release pop up in our inbox’s from an old master. Hopefully Rusko won’t mind us calling him old, we’re sure he will understand! Sorry mate.
Ok, so Rusko has hardly been quiet this year, Kapow is his fifth EP so far. But it’s arguably the most important for the Yorkshireman. It’s kicked off by “Yeah”, the vocal samples and build up typically Rusko. We’re straight to business, this is a cutting, vibrant tune with melodic trancey synths; and the no nonsense carries through to Booyakasha. This initially sounds like some dodgy dance pop number but I’ve a feeling Rusko’s just teasing us, the track soon descends into a fiery ensemble that definitely reeks eerily of Prodigy-esque vibes, their influence clear and undeniable.
Bring it Back is more funky and edgy but less hard core, while Like This is a sort of hiphop glitchy affair. I’m definitely getting told to “jump jump jump” and “dance dance dance” here and that’s kind of the effect.
Oh, and did we mention, this entire EP is free? Yes, FREE, FREE, young squires! Download it, run away and spread the word to the people!