Rusko & Funtcase
Funtcase X Rusko at Otherworld in Columbus, Ohio
Entire exhibit space will be open to explore during the concert.
Hello, world: Rusko kindly requests that you wake the fck up.
The Leeds-born DJ/producer who ascended with the original U.K. dubstep movement – and gave it one of its first and most enduring anthems, a bolt of foul-mouthed rave lightening called “Cockney Thug” – is here to tell you that music is not about labels and dance is no fad. And to prove it, he proudly presents “SONGS”: His gutsy, freewheeling, brilliant second album.
Nearly a decade ago, Rusko demanded the world to wake the FK up, and it did. Now he’s back to push the envelope further and prove that the UK sound that made him iconic is, as powerful now as it was then.
The UK-born DJ/Producer and graduate of the Leeds College of Music pioneered the rise of dubstep, transforming it from an underground genre in urban London to an international phenomenon stretching from the UK to the US and beyond. Rusko’s gritty, genre-defining single “Cockney Thug”, as well as FabricLive.37, his debut collaboration album with fellow electronic heavyweight Caspa, is considered crucial to popularizing the iconic wobble of dubstep. His first solo album O.M.G.!, was largely produced on the road in 2010, with Rusko cutting tracks by day, and testing them on living, breathing dance floors by night.
Rusko continues to be a unique buoy in a sea of generic, overly aggressive bass music which has largely abandoned its groove-based UK origins. Time and time again, his versatility shines through an expansive canon of music that includes definitive solo projects, collabs with legends like Cypress Hill, production for M.I.A and remixes for the likes of everyone from Lady Gaga to Kid Sister to Sub Focus.
Rusko relentlessly maintains his grasp on the cutting edge of electronic music and proves to be an unstoppable force. And the world better stay the fuck awake for new things to come.
A staple of the global electronic underground, Rusko has packed nightclubs, concert venues and festivals across the world, and not only dance-dedicated ones: From Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival, to Coachella and Lollapalooza; from Germany’s Melt! to Australia’s Good Vibrations and of course Ohio's own Lost Lands.
FuntCase (aka James Hazell) has been in the dubstep scene for a hot minute but already making a very solid impact on the scene, with a medley of ranged beats capable to kick the wig off of any head!
Since starting his dubstep creations back in July 09, FuntCase has thrown some of the most filthy, and most catchy tunes out there, causing his popularity to rise massively in such a short amount of time.
In the 6 years of his production career, previously creating Drum and Bass, he had numerous releases under the name 'DJ Dose' but never did he realise the opportunity of the dubstep scene, when he made his first tracks 'gorilla flex' and 'make our day' as a joke and for mates, who constantly suggested he try and make the style.
Now a new addition to the Circus Records crew it seems his hard work has paid off, visiting numerous nights around the UK and the world in such areas as France, Belgium and Romania, with talks of tours further out from the UK being planned.
Of courseeeeee, no-one rises this fast without the help of the big heads within the scene and FuntCase is supported by some of the biggest, With the likes of N-Type, Hatcha, Pendulum, Chase and Status, Rusko, Crissy Criss, Mista Jam, Trolley Snatcha, Datsik, Excision and more, the future looks very bright for this new and exciting talent.
Doors at 10:30 PM
21+ (Valid ID required)
- No drugs or weapons
- No flow toys (Hoops, poi, staff, etc)
- No outside food and drink (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
*Free water will be available in our lobby and bottles can be purchased at each of our bars or giftshop*
- No bags larger than a standard fanny pack.