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[NEW] Listen to Rusko featuring Bonnie McKee "Thunder" Song Review


One of Rusko's strengths as an artist, DJ and producer is that he has a distinct style and unique point of view that doesn't pander to popular taste or opinion. The Los Angeles based soundboard man just has a love for music and is known for infusing his music with a crunchy dubstep groove before it was the hot thing to do. That uncompromising attitude has made him an underground sensation who is now slowly but surely emerging into the mainstream dance world. On Tuesday, he released his new artist album, aptly-titled "Songs," that shows off his broad range of musical tastes that goes way beyond just dubstep,

One of the tracks that will most certainly push him up and forward is his "popstep" remake of Bonnie McKee's "Thunder," a demo the Los Angeles singer/songwriter recorded but that was never formally released. Pop aficionados among you will most certainly know all about McKee. She's one of pop's driving forces who has penned tracks for Katy Perry ("Teenage Dream," "Part Of Me," "Last Friday Night"), Britney Spears ("Hold It Against Me," "Gasoline," "Inside Out"), Taio Cruz ("Dynamite") and many others.

Rusko dusts off McKee's hook-laden "Thunder" to give it an electrifying dancefloor makeover while expertly preserving its explosive pop energy that is simply too irresistible to be denied. Rusko's crispy 2012 version of "Thunder" instantly jumps into action with a fast-paced and trance-inspired synth pulse, and fragments of McKee's vocals that lead to a massive drop, which propels the tune into a blistering and inescapable crossover jam that is ready for prime time. Very highly recommended. (Download "Thunder" on Rdio, iTunes or Spotify.) 

March 28, 2012 | Permalink