A lot’s changed since Rustie’s ‘Glass Swords’ became one of 2011’s defining breakout moments (according to a recent tweet from the man himself, even mums love it). The rapid ascension of the “trap sound” became something of an inevitability at a certain point last year, but if you genuinely predicted that Harlem Shake – which many will have heard go off on Rustie’s phenomenal Essential Mix for the first time last April – by now would have staked its place as a successor to Gangnam Style then really, hats off to you.
Slasherr was premiered by Annie Mac on Friday and was played out during Rustie’s headline slot at Fabric the same night, and while initially I was head-scratching to identify it, as soon as that blindingly bright, effervescent drop hit there was no questioning its creator. While there’s no radical departure here, those choruses bound along with new-found levels of big-room bolshiness. Slasherr features as one half of a forthcoming double A-side release for Numbers, and is already available to download – you’ll have to sit tight for the accompanying, and top-billed track, Triadzz.