We last heard from UK dubstepper Rusko with November’s Kapow EP, a hyperkinetic ending to what had been a busy 2012, which also saw the release of Songs and a collaborative EP with Cypress Hill. Since then, he’s signed to Skrillex’s OWSLA label, where he’ll release a new EP, Lift Me Up, on July 2nd. Our first taste off the EP is “Takeoff”, a Jay-Z-sampling deluge of pulsating drum-and-bass that cruises along just below Mach 1. Listen to it now at RollingStone.com.
“I grew up listening to drum-and-bass and jungle music,” Rusko told Rolling Stone. “I felt it was time to reflect this by making some of my very own. This really is the definition of music from the heart.”