Chucked online with no warning, and accompanied by a low-res selfie press shot, Glaswegian musician Russell “Rustie” Whyte’s third album feels suitably instinctive and playful. Like fellow Scot Hudson Mohawke, Whyte’s focus is mainly on creating maximalist dance music, constantly unleashing turbo-charged synth riffs that make the songs judder and shake. Eschewing guest vocalists, he somehow gets away with weaving in a dolphin sample on the happy hardcore of First Mythz, while the excellent Big Catzz is a delirious rush of candy-coated dance pop that makes you want to bounce off the walls. There’s not much space to catch a breath over its 15 tracks, but for a pure adrenaline rush it works perfectly.
is a music writer for the Guardian and Observer as well as contributing
to i-D, Fader and Q. He's also the editor of BEAT magazine.