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In a recent interview with Mixmag, Rusko has said the Skrillex produced Korn album makes him "laugh so hard." And said, "So much of dubstep just sounds angry. Why dance to angry music?”
“There was a time when there were bro-ed up dudes in the audience and they wanted to hear the most disgusting distorted heavy metal stuff,” he says, referring to the more aggro style of dubstep created by the likes of Skrillex (who credits a Rusko show at Avalon in LA as inspiring him to enter the genre). “That’s just simply not what I do. I just do happiness, vibes and bounciness.”
Though he is quick to point out, rather diplomatically, that he is a fan of it though. “I think it’s awesome! I was brought up on Squarepusher, I appreciate it from an IDM perspective. It’s not something I’d play in a set, but my iPod’s full of it.”
He gets less diplomatic when ‘Path To Totality’, the Korn album co-produced by Skrillex and other dubstep artists, is brought up. “That makes me laugh so hard!” he says with a sarcastic cackle, “people think that that’s dubstep! That’s just hilarious to me!” It’s something that makes him confident in his new album, ‘Songs’. “I made [Songs] as a direct reaction to that. Zero aggression. Sonic joy. So much of dubstep just sounds angry. Why dance to angry music?”
Read the full interview here.