Creative and Dreams is proud to welcome a very talented musician, producer, remixer and DJ to our wonderful family of unique talent and expertise.
Rusty Egan has been one of the most renowned DJs in London’s boutique nightclub circuit for more than 25 years, as well as being an in-demand music and fashion commentator for TV, radio, style magazines and newspapers.
He continues to play on a weekly basis at many of London’s top clubs and parties.
A passionate musician, he first made a name for himself in the late 1970s as a drummer for the British New Wave band The Rich Kids (founded by former Sex Pistols Glen Matlock) with Midge Ure on lead guitar and vocals.
After forming Visage with Midge Ure, he introduced Midge to Ultravox. Both bands enjoyed considerable success and fortune. During the recording and writing for Visage’s 1980 debut album Visage, which included the worldwide number one hit “Fade to Grey,” Rusty joined Scotland’s The Skids as drummer, recording and touring the second top ten album Days in Europa with Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson (Big Country).
He began his prominent DJ career at the Blitz Club (1979-1981), one of the most influential nightclubs in London in the 1980s, where he introduced German electronica to the British club scene.
As the club grew in popularity, Rusty was quickly recognized as an innovator within London’s nightlife and was approached by club owners of the time with job offers. He traveled to Paris, Berlin, Dusseldorf and New York for musical influences — meeting with Kraftwerk and Conny Plank. He also found and produced French singer “Ronny.” One year later with longtime friend Steve Strange, he opened the 1,800-capacity Camden Palace (now KoKo). Camden Palace welcomed acts such as The Eurythmics, Wham, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Madonna.
Paul Oakenfold, Mark Moore, and Jeremy Healey all cite Rusty as the pioneer of electronic dance music in the UK. He has produced pioneering dance records for artists such as Shock, Nona Hendrix, Didier Rominelli, Burundi Black, Visage, and Rock Bands Spear of Destiny and The Senate.
Recently he remixed “Messages” for Filthy Dukes, “Mistake” for Moby, “Fade to Grey”for Visage and “Dress to Digress” for Boy Crisis. In 2010, he released the electronic masterpiece R.E.R.B 2010 on www.theblitzclub.com.
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