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."
Instruments I play
Software I Use
Pro Tools - Beat production & Vocal recording
Audio Highjack Pro - Sampling
Adobe Audition - Wav editing - samples
Hardware I Use
iMac, Digidesign Mbox 2, Rokit 5 studio monitors, Audio Technica compression mic, M Audio Oxygen 49 Key keyboard.
Listening To Right Now
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.
10 Favourite Albums
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
My Influences / Fav Artists
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.
My Music Sounds Like
Trippy, outer space, enveloping, atmospheric, melodic, bass-heavy, dark, raw, West Coast, music, with a hint of classical, tailor made for acid trips...
In My Other Life I ...
Make sure to embrace the music as much as I do in this one...