In 2007, Rustie started causing a stir in the bountiful Glasgow electronica and hip hop scene — home to the LuckyMe and Numbers camps — making music that latched on to the dubstep boom but sidestepped the mainstream path it later followed. Rustie's journey at this time took him down avenues of liquid-like hiphop and techno, with R&B-inspired vocals, pure ’80s synths and breakneck beats. In 2010, he signed to Warp records, where he was able to reach a broader audience and state his claim to a unique sound we like to call freakfunk. 2011 saw the release of his debut album Glass Swords, to much critical acclaim from the likes of the The Guardian, XLR8R and Fact Magazine.
It was in a secret corner at the BLOC festival in March that we first showed Rustie Twitch. His eyes immediately lit up. 'That's amazing', he said, or words to that effect. So when Twitch became available in late 2011, at the same time as Glass Swords dropped, Rustie chose it for his set at his London album launch party.
"It lets me be really creative with my tracks. There's nothing out there that lets you do what Slicer does with Itch and it just lets you do lots more during your set. The effects are cool too — I like having all the controls right in front of you."