Glasgow’s Rustie has been described as “the sound of the underground before the underground has even had a chance to get out of bed”. An electronic maverick of the highest order, he is set to play at a number of clubs and festivals in Europe this summer.

It’s hard to define Rustie’s music. He likes the description “Bass fuelled party aquacrunk”. And although this may be too much a mouthful for Terry Wogan, it’s unlikely his ragga, glitch, rap-assassinated crunky techno is going to get anywhere near Radio 2’s airwaves. Not for 30 odd years anyway.

Rustie continues: “Glasgow has one of the best, most enthusiastic audiences in the world without a doubt. And people in Glasgow like to party and electronic music can be perfect for that. Also there are a few really dedicated nights on the go that continue to bring amazing guests down every month and there’s pretty much something on every week that’s going to be decent.”

It’s been Glasgow’s nightlife that has firmly gripped him. It’s a place that’s always had a rich vein of excellent live music dating back for years and years; evidenced through many a famous band. These days the passion is still there but underneath the legends of Franz Ferdinand and Primal Scream the electronic scene bubbles weekly at higher temperatures than most places in the world.

“Being a relatively small city, lots of people know each other and the numbers in attendance at nights stay quite healthy, mostly through word of mouth and Internet forums. Plus hearing DJ and live sets from the best artists from all round the globe on a regular basis definitely raises my standards and sets the bar high.”

Rustie and his friend Hudson Mohawke have a number of dates scheduled throughout Europe this summer. See below.  Then fast forward a century and watch the video below:

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