Interviews

Rusko Admits: "Playing Shows and Doing Drugs Is a Great Diet"

British Dubstep producer and DJ Rusko is a funny guy. Candid, and warm, he's comfortable chatting about everything and everything from the Lion King, to medical marijuana. Rusko's also a guy who recently started taking a no bullshit, totally independent approach to getting music to his fans, quick and easy.  


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A split from Mad Decent left him releasing new tracks on his website. "That's what I'm going to do with all my music from now on," he told New Times. This way, he can release albums in a month's time or less, since, he explained, "the way the record labels work, there's sometimes six months between finishing the record and it being released. It gets less and less exciting." He's heading in a totally different "punk rock" direction. "There don't need to be a million remixes of every track. I don't need to collaborate with a million people," he said, and we agree, all we need is Rusko. 

His newest EP Kapow, which he describes as being populated with "old school dancefloor slammers," is up for free on his website, and he'll be breathing plenty of life into Club Cinema this weekend. Besides the serious business of music, Rusko came clean with us about off-tour weight gain, tripping on Holy Ship!!, and watching YouTube videos with Cypress Hill. 

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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