Straight from the UK comes the dubstep DJ and producer Chris Mercer, also known as Rusko. This time he’s invading North America on his Lift Me Up Tour with Roni Size, Tonn Piper, and MC Dynamite. We had a chance to talk to Chris Monday night as he kicked off the tour with a bang in Gainesville, Florida. With a heart full of passion, Rusko discusses music, life, and friends.
How’s the tour going so far?
Awesome! This is the first day we’re doing with Roni. He just got here. I’ve been kind of bummed the past couple of days. All of our stuff just arrived from L.A., so I finally got all of my clothes, my Xbox, and my stash. I was kind of stoked that everything arrived. We’re a couple of days into the tour, but today feels like officially day one. The full tour crew is here, all the stage stuff is here, all the lights, everything is in place now. I’m counting this as day one. It’s going to be rocking.
Skrillex will be joined by his stacked lineup of beatmaking bosses including electro-maestro Crookers, Godfather of dubstep 12th Planet, and bass-in-your-face Congorock. We absolutely cannot wait for this talented trio to spin back-to-back with Skrillex on Thursday's Yacht Party! With such an impressive roster of seasoned turntablists, the OWSLA lineup promises attendees a face-melting week of musical mayhem.
The California dreamstep producer and OWSLA signee, Seven Lions just launched a contest through Beatport for a chance to remix his track "Days to Come." Just off his recently released EP, the track is ready for some remixing!
So, you think you got what it takes? Start brainstorming some musical magic and make sure to submit your rework by November 26 if you want to take home a massive Beatport prize pack and have your remix officially released by OWSLA—I mean, who wouldn't?!
Although the West Coast producer, born Jeff Montalvo, has recently broke out on the scene, he has made quite the impression with his progressive dubstep bangers. His career saw a breakthrough the very same way. It was ignitied with a huge Beatport remix contest win when he reworked Above & Beyond's "You Got to Go" last year, and soon after, he made his debut for Skrillex's OWSLA label.
Los Angeles, the year 2054. An uncontrollable virus simply called "The Noise" has ravished mankind as we know it, leaving the once bustling entertainment capital a dystopian hell hole crumbing in ruin. The fate of all humanity rests on the shoulders of only the remaining few, who must now fight their way through hordes of the infected zombie like creatures to get to the "overlord" that controls them. All the while an insanely epic french electro inspired dub-step beat syncs up perfectly to the soft-florescent neon gore fest to tell the story of our heros in a way words could never dare.