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Prog Flock

Just like the rave scene way back in the ‘90s, today's brand of dubstep may very well be a flash in the pan. With fiercely devoted adherents who pride themselves on being contrarian and excessively counter culture, dubstep is already suffering from it's own impositions, a finely edited curriculum of cool, and an early onset of artistic myopia. Despite being a newer genre, it’s seemingly going the forlorn path of the fizzled glow-stick.

Hence, British DJ Christopher Mercer, a.k.a. Rusko, is something of a dub-nomaly in that he's beloved yet progressive. Rusko's most recent effort Songs shows little regard for the rulebook, resulting in something far more widely appealing and ultimately transcendent. Kudos to the ballsy bloke.


Mon., May 28, 8 p.m., 2012
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