So 80s you can smell the sweat: Rustie’s mix for FACT mag.

Science dropped by Martini & Jopparelli. Sep-11-2009

Hey, welcome back to you fav source of wack and outdated music.

I’m very sorry for the lack of posts lately but me and Mr.Martini are really working hard and when we’re not workin we are too busy getting stuffed up with the delicious food our country provides. Hope you’ll understand. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Well, let’s talk about the 80′s. Musically speaking, the 80s were the real thing. I mean, everything was still REAL.

Real guitars, no software instruments. Real colours.

Living Colour performing "Cult Of Personality" on Arsenio

Real rappers with real, loud voices, no fakes .

Run-D.M.C. – Sucker MCs (Live in 1984)

Rappin on real funk basslines and moving real people at real parties (with a fake nose anyway).

Digital Undergound "Humpty Dance"

In the videos everybody was sweating for real, no digital make-up.

Grover Washington Jr/Pieces Of A Dream/Let it flow for Dr J

Really gifted italian producers winning Academy Awards, like Giorgio Moroder here.

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You might think we’re nostalgic. No we are not. There was a lot of crap around also! Anyway, we’re always positive and looking towards the future. The legacy of the 80s continues. Listen this mix by Glasgow’s Rustie.

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He is putting out some very interesting singles.You might have heard a couple of tracks by him in Flying Lotus’ Essential Mix. Here, he took 808 drums, screaming analog synths, RNB from the 80s, dirty south rap vocals and put everything in a giant mincer. The thing i really admire in REAL djs is when they put together different styles without losing the climax. This mix is colour-ish like an 80′s videoclip.  This boy’s got talent!

Listen! Rustie’s mix for FACT Magazine (tracklist and DL link here)










20 Responses to “So 80s you can smell the sweat: Rustie’s mix for FACT mag.”

  1. djmp45 says:

    that mix is awful ….seriously awful…..cant believe you like it….i rather listen to phil collins tbh….a part from the tunes, but this kid don’t even make blends

  2. who make blends in 2009 c’mon…
    Flying Lotus type music is not my cup of tea, but some parts of this mixtape were cool… But I don’t find it very ’80s to be honest.

  3. djmp45 says:

    “who make blends in 2009 c’mon…” REAL DJ’S ….imo if you play jazz, afro, funk and soul you are allowed not to blend , if you play hip hop, disco and electronic music you must blend…otherwise everybody can do it…probably you are right and that’s why you have models and B list celebrities becoming “dj’s”…everybody with a laptop full of mp3′s can do it…if you have time, please read this:
    http://supremelarock.blogspot.com/2009/08/when-dj-used-to-matter.html

    • “Serato is the devil. It has completely ruined the art and the game of our culture. New jacks will not understand this.”

      LOL LOL LOL

      • djmp45 says:

        i hope you know who that guy is….but anyway i think he’s right in some ways.
        from my experience over here ,i used to go to pubs and clubs 4 years ago (when there wasnt any serato) and i used to see talented dj’s playing and in town there were 10 record shop: now with a serato everybody can virtually have records, so pubs’ and clubs’ owners don’t have to pay a lot for a talented dj when they can hire someone who just use serato and dont demand much money , because they dont have to buy records.
        the result is 5 record shop left in town and quality of music played and the way it’s played fallin down, is it good?

        • No, I don’t know who he is, and honestly i don’t care.

          Serato has NOTHING to do with the quality of music played. Serato does’t choose your records, you still choose them, so what?

          Serato = More music around. More music around is ALWAYS a good thing.

          The pubs are paying less to hire a dj? That’s good news too! They will probably hire a dj more often. That means more music in your town! If you don’t like the music they play, this is YOUR problem. They probably play what the people want, and I don’t see any problem with that.

          “Hey, bartender, I have this vinyl which is extra-rare, only 5 copies pressed in 1972, so give me 2000 $ for playing in your pub”. WTF? It never worked like that.

          What do you mean by talented dj? The one that has the most obscure records? This is not my definition of talented dj.

          As for the rest, you can’t blame Serato for the record stores closing… there is something bigger involved…it’s called Internet….

          Anyway, I’m looking fwd to come in your town to pick up some of the few records left before they disappear…. ;-)

          • djmp45 says:

            he’s one half of conmen , ever listened to their mixtapes?
            “The pubs are paying less to hire a dj? That’s good news too! They will probably hire a dj more often. ” no because the nights they have djs are still the same …
            “They probably play what the people want, and I don’t see any problem with that. ” a dj should be able to play what he want , he’s not a juke box
            “What do you mean by talented dj? The one that has the most obscure records? This is not my definition of talented dj.” i agree with that , BUT what’s happening now , is that the owner prefer to pay nothing to the newcomer with serato than pay the experienced dj who’s been doing this for years and spent time looking for records, getting to know music, etc…
            the other week i went to this pub and the guy was playing with serato and he was playing the vibrettes and i asked him “who’s that?” and he said” dont know some tune i download that was in a compilation”…i think at least you should know what you’re playing….
            kool herc was the DJ everybody wanted to see because he was playing certain records that nobody else had or knew(and obviously they were great records, maybe not even rare)
            i

          • When they invented vinyl a lot of musicians (real ones, with real instruments) lost their job in clubs.

            When they invented mixers, it was like cheating if compared to needle dropping.
            You could have spent all your life learning to needledrop, and a 12 years old guy could mix better than you!
            Wow! mixer is the devil!

            So, DJMP, it’s a nonsense blaming serato.
            At least you can blame the internet… But the free circulation of culture and music thanks to the internet has way more positive aspects than negative ones, in my opinion

            Most people don’t care about music, they go to club to drink and fuck, face it.

            And great djs still work, and will do that forever, serato or not.

          • Antonio says:

            Magic: I think this is the first time I just want to say “Amen” to what you said, because I agree 110 to all the words you said%.
            As for what MP45 says, instead, it is sad when craft is not valued as it should, but that happens all the time in every field. And people have to keep moving to keep up with progress, ora pay the price.

          • @Antonio
            I am sorry but I don’t agree with you

          • Antonio says:

            well, sorry but I agree with you… :-D

            Really.

  4. you have models and B list celebrities becoming “dj’s…

    Yeah, I like it, that is why Niki Belucci is my fav dj right now!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvWIWu_kDoA

  5. my point is that making blends is not necessary nor sufficient to make a good mixtape.
    You can produce all the beats for example and have a good mixtape, even without blends.
    Or you can have blends but a lame tracklist.

  6. djmp45 says:

    fyi people used to needle drop when they didnt have 2 copies of a record and they wanted to repeat the break..not because of the mixer.

    “And great djs still work, and will do that forever, serato or not.”i know few that cant get the same amount of gigs or when they do they get paid much less compared to before, when they spent all their life looking for records, spending money on it and then a sucker come with the serato with the stuff he just downloaded and dont even paid a penny for it and take his place, do you think this is fair?

    • Needle drop was used when they had only one turntable and couldn’t afford another one either. Keep in mind that mixers were really expensive in the 80s, so not everyone had access to such equipment. I remember hearing KRS speaking about how they used needle drop BEFORE mixers, search it on youtube if you don’t believe me.

      But this is not important , progress is progress and you cannot stop it. Mixing is getting easier every day since the 80′s, you can’t front on that.

      So what about custom 12″ edits prepared by djs since the 80s? They made vinyl mixing a lot more dj-friendly. Was it bad?

      “they spent all their life looking for records, spending money on it and then a sucker come with the serato … do you think this is fair?”
      Yes, perfectly fair. Hundred percent fair. Spending money and time looking for vinyl is a passion, not a job to be rewarded for. Sorry.

      You’re from Brighton, do you think Plastician or Rusko have any difficulties in finding a gig there? If you’re friend does, I’m sorry for him. He should try to do his thing, produce his music (which is easier nowadays too), do something new that moves the crowd, not relying on his old records to get hired.

      • djmp45 says:

        i remember them playing vinyl they probably just pressed that nobody had…so in a way it’s the same as when keb darge plays the funk 45 that he only has ..if you go to a northern soul night it’s strictly vinyl as well….
        as you were saying people should start produce their music…and then you have a lot of good music producers who are terrible behind the decks (and we saw so may of them together, zed bias, etienne de crecy, etc….)

    • This kind of rant is older than you think.

      I’m reading a book about Jamaican music:

      When Coxsone Dodd started djing in the 50s (!!), he played only american records which no one else had. His parties were always over-crowded and he was making a lot of money. But when the other djs discovered where he got his tunes and started bootlegging them and playing his stuff, no one was coming at his parties anymore. He was almost ruined.

      So he decided to make HIS music and founded a record label called STUDIO ONE. That’s how it goes if you’re talented.