Gusto

Inspired at an early age by the late 90s jungle sound, Gusto started mc'ing along to mixtapes in the classroom and soon after picked up the mic at free parties and started performing on London pirate radio stations like Flashback, 2GFM, and the legendary Kool FM. The reaction of the phone line during his early radio shows drove Gusto to gain greater exposure and he
started mc’ing at events in South London whilst still at school. Gusto appeared in many basement clubs, pubs and backrooms, but as the rep grew, he began performing across London at infamous venues like Herbal, GMT, The Paradise Bar and the legendary Brixton Mass.

Gusto continued building his reputation as an MC and host across the country after joining one of the original live DnB bands, Scassa Monakee, in 2005. Working on EPs with the band and touring the country for 3 years introduced him to the recording studio and crowds all over the UK. Alongside his work with the band, Gusto continued pushing his own sound and
held down residencies in London, Leeds and Dublin. Since 2007 Gusto has also worked closely with renowned producer DLR, collaborating on tracks on each of his three studio albums to date, as well as performing together across dozens of events globally.

Gusto made his debut on Dispatch Recordings in 2011, which started his longstanding association with the label. He has since appeared on numerous releases from the deeper side of DnB, collaborating with artists including Icicle, Amoss, Safire and Invadhertz & featuring on labels such as Dispatch, Trendkill, Plasma Audio and Addictive Behaviour. He has been a strong supporter of Addictive Behaviour radio shows and events too, hosting a number of nights up and down the country. You can catch Gusto shelling out the vibes alongside the Addictive Behaviour crew at El Dorado this year.

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