Rusko

The UK bass music commonly called dubstep has gained plenty of stateside traction—to the point of being sometimes derided as “bro-step”—but has it yet landed anything like a star producer? A Fatboy Slim to be the face of what is surely the most successful British Invasion of electronic music since big beat? (Yes, the musics are nothing alike, but the hype cycle and lifespan give every indication of being very much the same, with dubstep having already well reached its “fratboy” stage.) Perhaps its most bankable name is that of Leeds musician, producer, and DJ Rusko, who in the span of a few years has gone from dropping typically low-end wobbling 12”s to cutting cross-over tracks with Dirty Projectors vocalist Amber Coffman for Diplo’s massively connected Mad Decent label. Not that he’s lost that bass wobble or anything. Tonight, he brings his ever expanding rave to the Showbox SoDo. With Doorly. ERIC GRANDY

Sat., April 16, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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