Associated with Warp Records, among other labels, Rustie is an acclaimed producer from the United Kingdom, whose style draws from hip-hop, electro, and '90s video games. Born Russell Whyte and hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, he initially garnered acclaim in 2007 with Jagz the Smack, a limited-edition five-track EP on Stuff Records. He followed suit with the 2008 single "Zig-Zag," which was included on DJ Mary Anne Hobbs' Wild Angels compilation the following year, shortly after the release of another EP, Bad Science, for Wireblock. Alongside his own output, he released high-profile remix work for the labels BPitch Control (Modeselektor's "Happy Birthday!"), Warp (Pivot's "In the Blood"), and Hyperdub (Zomby's "Spliff Dub"), collaborated with Joker ("Play Doe"), and also made a name for himself as a DJ.