Caspa & Rusko
Back For The First Time: After seven years of studio and solo DJ solitude two of the most influential, names in dubstep have reunited... Caspa and Rusko.
No introductions necessary: Be it through releases on electronic music's most critical labels (OWSLA, XL, Dub Police, Subsoldiers, Digital Soundboy, Dirtybird, Ram Records, Mad Decent), performances at the world's largest festivals (Coachella, Glastonbury, Electric Daisy Carnival, Stereosonic , EXIT), or remixes and collaborations with music's biggest acts (Kanye West, The Prodigy, Ludacris, Depeche Mode, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5), both individuals have played hugely crucial roles in electronic music since emerging in the early 2000s.
Their pact was compounded in 2007 with the groundbreaking 'Fabriclive 37' mix. Recognised as "one of the top 10 most important dubstep albums of all time" by RBMA and "dubstep's critical commercial breakthrough album" by FACT: it's cited by many key artists as THE album that switched them on to dubstep: Flux Pavilion, Datsik, Zeds Dead, Modestep and many more.
However their partnership goes back to the very early 2000s. While West London-based Caspa was ruling the airwaves on Rinse FM as Quiet Storm and developing a repertoire of labels (Storming Productions, Sub Soldiers, Dub Police), Rusko was cutting deep teeth at Sub Dub, a soundsystem event in his native Leeds hosted by the legendary Iration Steppas. Caspa heard an early demo of Rusko's and invited him down to London. The rest is history.
Now for the future: No agenda, no big plan, no pressure... Just two mates remembering what it was about their work together that inspired them so much. Sounds started stirring with a sense of proliferation they'd never experienced before. 10 years, over 200 releases and performances to millions between them ensures they know the exact dynamics to make people bounce and they know how to execute them technically.
They have nothing to prove: they've been in the game more than long enough to ignore the pressures of hype, fan expectation and the fickle middle finger of the media. To use the cockney parlance the duo are fond of; they don't give a monkeys mate.
There will be no major global announcement, there will be no contrived marketing campaign, and there will be no epic world tour or massive album. Besides their debut SOLD OUT North American show together at The Exchange, LA, in October 2015, they don't plan to confirm any major performance dates for now.
The time is now: as dubstep surges back to its underground source; the real scene players return to remind us why we fell in love with the unique, body-barging, bass-bulged sounds to begin with: fusing elements of reggae, grime and garage with their fresh 140 productions, two of the most influential names in dubstep have reunited.