Troubled pop icon Britney Spears is set to include some serious dubstep elements on her new album after hooking up with Rusko.
Dubstep may have been born in the dancehalls of Brixton, but the bass heavy sound has travelled the world. Every continent has its own scene, with wobble innovation reaching the upper echelons of pop.
Last year’s ‘In For The Kill’ remix saw Skream push La Roux into the Top Ten, with his inspired take on their single becoming a radio favourite. Over in the States, meanwhile, Snoop Dogg has worked with Chase And Status while a host of pop stars have embraced post-garage beats.
Britney Spears dabbled with half-step on her 2007 album ‘Blackout’, now the singer is formally collaborating with Rusko. The dubstep don is best known for ultra-heavy machismo workouts such as ‘Cockney Thug’ but he also has a tender side.
Recently revealing that he was working with Britney Spears, Rusko joins a cast which includes Alex Greggs. Greggs is better known as part of the avant-dancehall production group South Rakkas Crew who have been snapped up by Diplo’s Mad Decent label.
Greggs is no stranger to working with exulted company, having added some Caribbean flair to the likes of Janet Jackson, Paris Hilton, Justin Timberlake and Lily Allen.
“They approach me because they want me to do what I do,” Rusko told LA Weekly. “They don’t want me to make a cheesy pop record. I just want to be known for my beats. It’s simple. What you see is what you get. Bang! The music.”
Meanwhile, Rusko has also been working with T.I. and Rihanna. The producer joins a growing list of potential collaborators with Britney Spears, with recent reports suggesting that David Guetta, Max Martin, Darkchild, Sean Garrett, The Outsyderz, Fernando Garibay, Corte Ellis, Danja, Tiesto and more could be set to take part in sessions.
Britney Spears new album is scheduled to be released later this year.