Last Night: Rusko at Stereo Live

Categories: Last Night

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Photos by Taylor Moon
Rusko
Stereo Live
May 22, 2012

See video of Rusko freaking out on the way to his tour bus Tuesday.

With Rusko as your main act on Tuesday night, it was clear that everyone better be able to wake the fuck up and get their ass up. It was crystal that Rusko follows his own rules.

A line outside the door before Stereo Live opened showed Rusko's fans' loyalty, or the fact that they just wanted a good spot in the standing-room venue. Not till 12:15 a.m., however, did Rusko take the stage.

Hands rose into the air and Rusko came onto the stage yelling something into the microphone. I'm going to be honest and tell you what was said, and much was said by Rusko in very few words. To be honest, though, the man was a little too British for me to understand and seemed to have pure mush-mouth.

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However, it didn't matter what he said, of course. The crowd was ready to get their "Skanker" face on, and get some "Woo Boost" in their systems.

Skanker face? Hmmm...so basically take a cutout of Rusko's head, cut out an "O" shape in the mouth area and of course cut eye holes. The mouth shape made it easy for the few with masks on to drink, but many have their own Skanker face and dance.

The Woo Boost is simple: Mimic Rusko shouting F-bombs, while dancing to the melodic song with plenty of bass.

Rusko obviously has his own style, which Tuesday included cursing, yelling and dancing through most of his set. Hell, if a DJ can dance that hard and keep the beats going, it can be assured that the crowd couldn't stop dancing. That is, until rumors started going through the crowd.

At times the music would somewhat glitch or stop. I don't know if this was Rusko himself or people behind the sound booth. Not to mention that the few words I understood clearly from Rusko's mush-mouth talking were F-bombs left and right. Since "Woo Boost" wasn't playing, which entails repeated F-bombs, I assumed something had to be up.

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So cue the rumors:

One was that, due to the packed venue, the fire marshal was called in. Many thought that the show was trying to be shut down. This brought back horrid memories for me of Skrillex's show of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Dallas last year. The fire marshals actually shut down that event due to the massive number of people and the fact that ambulances were on hand to take care of some attendees.

No worries, this rumor proved to be false at Tuesday's show.

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Another rumor was that the music may have been too loud. But having been to Stereo Live before, that rumor made me laugh in its lying, filthy face. Yes, the music was loud and the bass hit hard, but that's no reason for Rusko's crazy actions and cursed-up ways.

That rumor went straight to the garbage.

The most obvious other rumor was that Rusko perhaps was a little too messed-up himself. This wasn't hard to doubt one bit. Having seen Rusko before, I can assure you he is one raunchy dub DJ, but never have I seen him go out of his mind, literally. It certainly seemed that he was.



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24 comments
tmmoon
tmmoon

Oh, how I miss the trolls!

Victorious Secret Marketing
Victorious Secret Marketing

Rusko is the reason the EDM scene looks bad. If the EDM artist I represent every made a habit out of this form of behavior, I would quit.

Oscar Tgiov
Oscar Tgiov

in dallas he fell backwards off stage got back on stage then wobbled around belligerently talking about him thinking he broke a rib..... Nothing about a back.... Then he fell off again with one foot off the riser his manager tried to get him to get of stage then he refused snatched his head phone back from him and continued to make a fool of him self til the ambulance arrived and his manager made him get down

Rusko
Rusko

This is very poorly written and needs some editing bad....

Corey
Corey

Most of that genre of music complain about the PA and system, cue mala, joker, and really anyone Gritsy books.  Who cares about a tart who just pushes play on a DAT anyway...

Taylor Moon
Taylor Moon

And he has four more shows to go on his spring 2012 tour.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Oof, shades of Keoki.

H_e_x
H_e_x

I agree, his music is garbage and needs re-working.

yourmom
yourmom

*badly. But yes, the sentence structure in this article is atrocious. For clarification, this paragraph doesn't make sense at all: "Skanker face. Hmm... so basically a take cutout of Rusko's head make an "O" shape with his mouth where a cutout is for one's own mouth, with of course eye holes. The mouth shape made it easy for the few with masks on to drink., but many have their own Skanker face and dance." I am glad that you didn't portray him in a terribly negative light for this one night though. Also, keep the rude remarks about the crowd at a minimum, unless you can come up with something clever to say.

Athena Hernandez
Athena Hernandez

damn do you just have out for gritsy ? This article has nothing to do with them and yet you brought them in to it . I have seen the DJs you speak of in different cities and venues and never have seen one complain. Is there a particular inccident that you are talking about were they complained publicly about the PA or system ?

Khary
Khary

a DAT?  What year are you in? 

Taylor Moon
Taylor Moon

Thanks mom! I don't see any negative remarks about the crowd at all. Besides the fact that those girls wearing high heels must be hurting. PS: Most mothers wouldn't know shit about Rusko. So kudos to you.

Corey
Corey

No I said nothing ill of Gritsy whatsoever.  Thanks for reading way too far into that, they tend to book a lot of dubstep (dumbstep?) and often have very uptight wankers when they play stateside who complain about the sound being sub par. I count former gritsy DJ Ted Beezy amongst my friends, and Suraj is a gent too..

Corey
Corey

You obviously know next to nothing of the music industry, if they're playing precorded tracks it's usually either a DAT or from a MBP's hard drive. And what do you think they master most CD's from, viynl, 1/2 inch tape, pisah noob.

Taylor Moon
Taylor Moon

I do love me some Star Wars, but Yoda isn't my favorite. Luke or nothing sir.

Corey
Corey

bless you for that epiphany, you couldn't be more right. 

Brad Groux
Brad Groux

What article are you reading? This is the FIRST sentence.

"With Rusko as your main act on Tuesday night, it was clear that everyone better be able to wake the fuck up and get your ass up."

What kind of sentence structure is that? 

"It was crystal that Rusko follows his own rules."

Crystal what? 

"A line outside the door before Stereo Live opened showed Rusko's fans' loyalty, or the fact that they just wanted a good spot in the standing-room venue"

Are you serious, you don't think this is poorly written?

"Not till 12:15 a.m., however, did Rusko take the stage."

I could go on, but you're obviously living in denial. It is like the entire article was passed through a Yoda Speak translator before being posted.

EDIT - I should make it clear that I think Rusko is clearly a douche, I'm just commenting on the article.

Rocks Off
Rocks Off

I'll give you that one, but I don't think she was confusing dubstep with dub, more abbreviating. But it's fixed either way.

black
black

should stop perpetuating dubstep as DUB

Rocks Off
Rocks Off

I cleaned up a couple of typos, which are on me, but I did not think this was poorly written at all.

Athena Hernandez
Athena Hernandez

Well with this comment and the last one you left on the other Rusko show blog back in may 2011 it doesnt seem your very girtsy friendly . Sorry if your comments were read in to incorrectly , but maybe you should re-read your comments and see where one would get that from . Especially considering you could have made that entire statement without mentioning gritsy. Just an observation in no way am I fighting for gritsy or trying to be mean just making a statement. 

Joshwebster
Joshwebster

I don't know much about this genre, but as an engineer, I haven't seen a DAT since audio school. That format is totally dead in the studio world, no one uses them. I doubt the media is even manufactured any more. Certainly no one is mastering from a format that is limited to 48kHz/16-bit data. You sir, are wrong. And dickish about it.

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