Augustus Williams, aka Gusto is best defined by his pure Detroit sound, while incorporating funky house brought on by the memories of his childhood. At an early age Gusto discovered a love for the Motown sound, but the music that captured him first was Hip Hop and the genuine style and funk infusions. Through a new breed of Detroit promotions, the popular Detroit promoters ‘Nightsneak‘ would later become Gusto’s outlet to the Detroit scene soon becoming a local favorite.
Gusto began to direct his energy through drum machines and sequencers, often combining those efforts for a no less than impressive show. Playing mostly live shows for the better part of the last 11 years, people often forget he started out as a DJ. In the studio his tracks are made with the DJ and the dance floor in mind, and with this production thought he has developed the sound that defines him as a truly unique artist. The rest is not history, but the future for this talented die hard as he continues to this day to kill dance floors with intense bass and funky hooks on that legendary Detroit sound he is known for. Keep up with Gusto on Soundcloud and Beatport!
Listen to Gusto’s Blank Code Podcast here
Feb 21, 2014,
For Immediate Release:
After a two week stint on Beatport.com as an exclusive, Lingk’s latest techno EP is now available wherever music is sold. “Sparks” features remixes by Pappa Sierra and Gusto.
Feb 14, 2014,
For Immediate Release:
BEATPORT EXCLUSIVE: Brand new Detroit minimal techno by Harbou and Dink, with production by TerranceK. Deep, dark sounds and rich atmospheres.
Bryan Mattson, who goes by the stage name of Harbou, has Detroit’s techno scene pulsing through his veins; beating a rhythm of Deep House amalgamated with Minimal. This newcomer’s unique mixes and style have quickly been noticed and praised by the established echelons of the community and gained Harbou entrance to their ranks at a dizzying pace. Faster than the flash of a strobe on the dancefloor, the fans of Techno/House have a new frontman bringing another untamed edge to the wilds of the scene.
Cooking up Hard Techno beats spiced with Jungle and DnB, Dink is mixing and production master with a long and respected track record in the scene that only shows signs of growth. With multiple album releases and bass-heavy live sets, Dink has already made a name for himself in the Techno world and gained quite a following.
For Immediate Release:
BEATPORT EXCLUSIVE: A fusion of Detroit techno and bouncy minimal, Lingk’s latest release, “Sparks,” is a 6 track EP that brings in-your-face percussion and deep bass lines to keep the floor moving during the high point of the night. Sparks also features remixes from Pappa Sierra and NightSneak’s Gusto.
Lingk has been producing for a number of years and has put a strong focus on his talents for the past few years. Now he is making a name in the Detroit scene. His unique originality and dedication has made his work stand out. So much so that it caught the attention of the Detroit label, “Label” and New York label “The Seed”.
Lingk has done remixes for The Crystal Method, Erin Barra, and MAC D Productions. He has also done remixes for local favorites such as Dink, Terrance K, & Dantiez Saunderson. Alongside the remixes, Lingk also helped Steve Duda (mau5trap /xfer) with the song “Fish” that was a collaborative effort on ThePublicRecord.com and was released on Beatport. He has also found his way into print when an early song of his “Always Fun” was featured in Future Music Magazine (FM224)
Lingk brings his production skills to the dance floor which enables him to create performances that impress the crowd and has made him highlight of many underground events in the Detroit area. Some may label him a Techno or minimal DJ, others a Tech-house DJ. He considers himself a techno producer who also DJs, his ability to bridge both worlds seamlessly while mixing Techno, Minimal, Tech-House, and Deep house with an energetic performance has caught the ears and eyes of many Detroit production companies. With Strange Love productions, Detroit Rave Scene, & Techno Snob adding him to their official roster.
To listen or purchase Sparks, please follow this link to Beatport.
Take a moment to mosey on over to ThisIsProgressive.com and check out their interview of Label artist, Greg Baker (SPLINTrd). You can also listen to SPLINTrd’s latest mix featuring Codine, Dink, Trentemoller, Bonobo, and many, many more.