With his shorn sides/unkempt mop top haircut and defiantly Punk energy, Rusko has the period look of one of Ian Dury’s Blockheads circa New Boots and Panties. But his birth in 1985 places him in a different musical context entirely.
Born Christopher Mercer in Leeds, England, Rusko’s musically curious family life led him inevitably to a degree in music production from the Leeds College of Music. After being enlightened to the world of Dubstep by way of a Leeds scene event known as Subdub, Rusko relocated to London, hooked up with the Sub Soldiers label and went from observing the scene to guiding it.
Get ready to get sweaty; Rusko’s dance virus is tough to shake.
Rusko performs Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Bogart's in Corryville. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.