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Rusko asked to bring Britney back to life

on May 13, 2010, 5:14pm

Chris Mercer, who performs as Rusko, has made no qualms about his plan to bring “real” dubstep to the States.

“Lots of people say they’ve heard dubstep, but they haven’t heard dubstep,” Mercer told LA Weekly, “In the U.K., you can hear it in the afternoon, but here you can’t just turn on the radio and hear dubstep.”

Well, it looks as though his plan to dominate American airwaves in well on its way. This year alone, Mercer, 25, has opened for Major Lazer, thrown down at Coachella, and produced tracks for artists like M.I.A., Rihanna, and T.I.

Now the self-proclaimed “human bass tornado” has been tapped to bring Ms. Britney Spears back into our collective consciousness. The Daily Swarm reports that Mercer and Alex Greggs have begun work on a new album for America’s version of the troubled pop princess.

While no details have emerged, top 40 radio may become something more than a guilty pleasure if On-Air with Ryan Seacrest starts playing anything even closely resembling “Woo Boost”.

While Mercer will be at the helm, don’t expect him to be in any new Britney videos. He’s made it very clear that his focus is on the sound coming out of the speakers.

“They approach me because they want me to do what I do. They don’t want me to make a cheesy pop record,” he said, “It’s simple. What you see is what you get. The music.”

You can see what all the fuss about on Rusko’s tour (tickets for select dates are available on Ticketmaster.com) or check out the video for “Woo Boost” below.

Rusko 2010 Tour Dates:
05/14 – London, UK @ Fabric
05/15 – Brussels, BE @ Nuits Botanique
05/19 – Brighton, UK @ Audio
05/20 – Bedford, UK @ The Pad
05/21 – København, DK @ Pumphuset
05/22 – Huddersfield, UK @ Bates Mill
05/24 – Edinburgh, UK @ Cabaret Volataire
05/27 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
05/28 – Aberdeen, UK @ Hush Hush
05/29 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus
05/30 – Newcastle, UK @ Evolution Festival
06/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Starscape Festival
06/19 – Austin, TX @ Apache Pass Event Center & Grounds
06/25 – Glastonbury, UK @ West Dance
06/30 – Ibiza, ES @ Eden
07/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Mosaic
07/16 – Denver, CO @ Global Dance Festival
07/17 – Mariaville, NY @ Camp Bisco Festival
07/24 – San Bernadino, CA @ Audiotistic Festival
08/06 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/14 - Toronto, ON @ Koolhaus *
08/15 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *
08/17 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
08/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
08/28 – Liverpool, UK @ Creamfields Festival
09/04 – Ney York, NY @ Electric Zoo Festival

* = Hard Summer Tour w/ Crystal Castles

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