This week’s Local Selection Mix is a meaty live recording from Rustal in the Sugar Club for RLSD Records. Peter Sweeney better known as Rustal brought the his machines for a workout of just under an hour of techno funk.
Rustal is one of Dublin’s most accomplished techno act’s at this very present moment. The regular fixture in Dublin’s techno scene, can be found laying it down in venues across the city, wether it be a live set or behind a set of decks, Rustal has a pedigree for deep and driving techno excursions.
Rustal’s sound is heavily influenced by authoritative techno figures, wether it be Claude Young, Steve Rachmad, Shifted or Moritz von Oswald, the Dublin native is known for extensively delving into classic and contemporary techno sounds. Peter’s obsession for cavernous techno experimentation has landed him in some elite clubs, cities, parties and played alongside some of the world’s finest.
Over the course of Rustal’s extensive career he has regularly played in Berlin with a key performance in the fabled Tresor booth alongside Deniro, Mareena and more. Rustal has also thrown down in the home of techno, Detroit which is the end goal for many techno DJ and performers. The Dublin native has also notably played alongside techno titans such as DJ Bone, Luke Slater, Surgeon and more.
Rustal’s contribution to the Local Selection is deep, pounding and dubby trip through a selection of analogue hardware, with the Korg Electribe Emx-1 being the heart of the set-up. Rustal glides through warped synth lines, piercing acid cuts and jacking flavours, with absolute ease. As alway’s with live set’s, moving between moods and nuances can be tricky to make it cohesive, but Rustal holds the energy with immense poise and the trip is ultimately coherent. Raw and honest techno inspired by the past, but with eye’s firmly on the future.