Glasgow-based producer Russell "Rustie" Whyte first made a splash in the U.K. electronic-music scene with his debut 12-inch, "Jagz The Smack." As his bio notes, the record was a mixture of "dubstep with hip-hop with shades of gloop, skwee, wonk, chip tune and a whole heap of other unnecessary genre tags." Whatever the ingredients, Whyte's early efforts landed him a score of attention.
In 2008 Whyte worked on a series of collaborative releases. The duo 215 TFK joined Whyte for the "Cafe De Phresh" 12-inch, which featured vocal contributions from Buddy Leezle and Cerebral Vortex. He also split sides with Joker for the "Play Doe" b/w "Tempered" 12-inch. Whyte rounded out the year with his own single-sided release, "Zig-Zag." He built up his work catalog to the point that in 2009 he released the Bad Science EP via Wireblock. He followed this release with the more eclectic Sunburst EP in October 2010.
He has remixed a range of artists, like Modeselektor, Zomby and The Big Pink. He has also built a reputation for his eclectic mixes. His blend for Fact in September 2009 earned particular raves from the Fader Blog. He has also appeared at various electronic music festivals and concerts, including Sonar, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder and the Warp20 celebrations.