Audiotistic delivered this year with sets from many classic artists across the electronic genre, but no one sent it harder than RUSKO. Delivering a killer mix of old and new, Rusko’s sunset performance Saturday on the Audiotistic “Frequency 2.2” stage was one for the memory books.
As an avid fan of Rusko’s music for many years, I’ve had the privilege to see him throw down festival sets and headline performances in small and large venues alike. Rusko absolutely did not disappoint on Saturday and numerous attendees I spoke with agreed it was their favorite set of the day (myself included!)
Hailing from Leeds, England, Rusko’s trademark U.K. Dub sound was interwoven throughout his performance in classics like ‘Woo Blast!,’ the reggae influences underpinning tracks like ‘Mr. Policeman,’ and the grimy sounds of ‘Squirrel Beta’ from his latest EP ‘MEGARAD.’ Even though Rusko is an artist with a deep collection of original bangers he could fill a whole set with, his selection of remixes and tracks from others in the industry kept the set fresh and unexpected. Opening with the Oliverse remix of ‘Fabrication’ followed shortly after by a remix of Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’, which sent the crowd wild, and then later dropping Netsky’s fantastic remix of his track ‘Everyday’, it was clear that Rusko knows his audience and is willing to please!
A visual treat, Rusko’s graphics were the perfect complement to the stage production as Audiotistic attendees watched the stage come alive after sunset with lasers, pyro, and more! Never one to disappoint, Rusko cranked it to 11 and finished his set with nearly fifteen minutes of deep Drum ‘n Bass cuts, winding down into Skream’s ‘Let’s Get Ravey’ remix of ‘In for the Kill’ before lifting La Roux’s hit track back up into a fantastic DnB re-work and wrapping up one of the most energetic and eclectic sets Frequency 2.2 saw all weekend. Thank you Rusko!