Rusko to release new EP on Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats imprint, plots return to old-school dubstep with ‘Squeeze’
Rusko is releasing a new five-track EP on Zeds Dead‘s Deadbeats label, teasing the inbound project with a single that returns to his UK dubstep roots, “Squeeze.” In fact, the venerated dubstep flag-bearer looks to explore this theme throughout the entirety of his upcoming extended play. The final EP cut was decided at Lost Lands Festival, an opportunity Rusko took in 2018 to test a big batch of new music. The songs that performed the best made it on the project.
“Squeeze” hits listeners with a reggae bounce and melody while Rusko’s signature gritty synth drives the track. He told Billboard in a recent interview that he’s trying to put the “dub” back in dubstep and focus on melody, breaking from the popular hardcore riddim bass. “It’s a deliberate attempt to to rekindle those fires of the old vibe,” says the “Woo Boost” vet.
Rusko also mentioned he has a collaborations with Bassnectar (about time) and Ducky in the works. The EP is set to drop in full this spring. Hear “Squeeze” below.
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