English dubstep mastermind Rusko came to Philadelphia for the third time last Friday at the Electric Factory. The last time Rusko was at the Electric Factory, he played a sold out show alongside Destructo, Sinden, Dave P, and headliner Crystal Castles for the HARD Tour. This time, the huge venue was filled to the brim with fans chanting Rusko’s name to hear what he loves to say during his set, “grimy tunes.” The UK musician brought a fellow Brit to open up his set, the dubstep/house DJ Doorly.
This was Doorly’s first time playing in Philadelphia, and the crowd was stoked to hear what he had to drop. A few of Doorly’s originals that made the crowd go wild were “Toys,” “The One,” and “Siren.” The crowd also surely noticed a few singles that Doorly remixed, including “I’m Not Alone” by Calvin Harris, “Raindrops” by Basement Jaxx, and “Sweet Disposition” by Temper Trap.
After Doorly left the stage, it was time for Rusko. Rusko’s stage crew had made everything look mysterious with the curtain down behind Doorly the whole time. It was rumored that Rusko had brought something bigger than just strobe lights.
Around midnight, the curtain went up and Rusko appeared on stage yelling “Philadelphia” at the top of his lungs, and as his first track began to peak, the house lights flew all over the place to introduce Rusko’s name in lights that beamed through the venue.
The colorful raved-out crowd started dancing with every beat and the Mad Decent signee, Rusko, played a few originals that the crowd loved, such as “Woo Boost,” “California Love,” “Everyday,” and “Hold On.” Many in the crowd also wore Rusko’s “Wake The Fuck Up” tees, and I do believe everyone was fully attentive at this concert.
Rusko and Doorly played a memorable set for many young and a few adult Philadelphians on April 29th. All that attended are definitely excited for him to come back again with more exciting new material.