The English dubstep producer and DJ Christopher William Mercer, also known as Rusko, was born on 26 th of January 1985 in Wheldrake, England. Rusko was raised in a family of musician. Rusko was exposed to playing piano, saxophone, banjo, and guitar. Then Rusko focused on reggae and dub sound music.
Rusko graduated on a music college focusing on Music Performance. Rusko was exposed with dubstep music from his school in Leeds College of Music. The school conducted “Sub Dub” events. Rusko had a debut appearance in Digital Mystikz. Rusko then transferred to London to pursue his music career. He applied work in a label company called Sub Soldiers. Sub Soldiers then became a partner of Caspa records. Rusko introduced producers in the company to Dubstep music. Rusko lived with another producer, Reso. And Rusko influenced him to like Dubstep music. Rusko has his own fun and energetic approach to dubstep music. Due to his original approach to music, he gained listeners and introduce his type of music to people not exposed to dubstep music. Rusko’s breakthrough single was “ Cockney Thug” which is played in different clubs and aired in radio stations. The song was also remixed by artists like Diplo, Scratch Perverts, Buraka Som Sistema and Drop the Lime. Rusko with Caspa, a producer and DJ, performed at Glastonbury Festival in 2008.
In October 2012, Rusko was interviewed with Fact Magazine. Rusko then announced in the magazine that he wants to freely release his music to the listeners. He refused signing a contract with Mad Decent to achieve his goal. Rusko released his debut album, “FabricLive.37” with Caspa on 2007, followed by “O.M.G.!” album on 2010, and then on 2012 he released his album “Songs.”
Rusko also collaborated with various artists like Switch, Diplo, Wiley and Yo Majesty. His exposure shows his potential and making assured of the success he can achieve in his future. He also produced remixes of different songs by Adele, Leon Jean-Marie and A-Trak. Rusko was noticed to be the combination of Switch, Dr Dre and Timbaland. His talent and potential is very promising. His music is noted as a serious overdose of bass.
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