Rustie follows up one of the best songs of 2013 with another banger, this one of the first single from the forthcoming album Green Language. “Raptor” swells and subsides, hitting you like a sledgehammer. There’s something thrillingly vital about Rustie’s music, and “Raptor” is another crown jewel for the increasingly in-demand producer. He seems to be continually pushing his limits, seeing how big and expansive he can go before he reaches the tipping point. He may have just gotten there.
Listen to the track over at Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 program, at around the 01:21:00 mark. Green Language is out 26 August via Warp and features collaborations with Danny Brown, D Double E, Redinho, and Gorgeous Children.
EDIT: The track is now streaming on YouTube. Listen below.