Russ (Russ A Buss) - Portland, OR - Producing music with Pro Tools since 2011. My style of music lies in the realm of trip-hop, using powerful basslines, ambient tones and melodic leads. I started writing lyrics on a regular basis in 2014 with my cousin Tony, who goes by Teebonix in our duo "Primo Team."
Pro Tools - Beat production & Vocal recording
Audio Highjack Pro - Sampling
Adobe Audition - Wav editing - samples
iMac, Digidesign Mbox 2, Rokit 5 studio monitors, Audio Technica compression mic, M Audio Oxygen 49 Key keyboard.
Aside from my influences, I'm all about Logic, Blue Scholars, most of the Rhymesayers crew, Deltron, Eyedea, G Eazy, Mac Dre, Sporty Thievz, Blockhead, RJD2 and even branch out to artists like Sneaker Pimps, Air, Radiohead, Muse, Alina Baraz, Zero 7, and Mr. Nouilles.
Aesop Rock - Labor Days, Sage Francis - Personal Journals, Eminem - The Marshal Mathers LP, Atmosphere - Godlovesugly, EL-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead, Grouch & Eligh - Say G&E
I strive to reach the lyrical genius of Eminem & Sage Francis, with punchlines as sick as Wax, King Los, Locksmith, Flawless Real Talk while maintaining a very unique style. So far so good. Off the wall like Kendrick and Chance the Rapper, and dark like Cage.
Trippy, outer space, enveloping, atmospheric, melodic, bass-heavy, dark, raw, West Coast, music, with a hint of classical, tailor made for acid trips...
Make sure to embrace the music as much as I do in this one...