Brendyn “Rusti” Rossouw is a South African based producer/recording engineer, who owns and operates Heritage Sound in Cape Town.
The studio is a culmination of Rusti's lifelong passions combined.
His interest in recording music got underway in 2001 when he co-produced his own record, entitled "Rusitband". This album was met
with great success in the SA music scene, which opened doors for further projects. His desire to visit the United States was further
fueled by the success of a second solo album, which he co-produced, as well as being the main producer on the SAMA-Award winning album, The Call, by Proxy.
An accomplished drummer, singer and songwriter, Rusti travelled to Nashville in 2008 to concentrate on developing his ability as a
recording engineer and producer. He completed the Berklee College of Music 'Producing in Pro Tools' certificate and fulfilled an internship
at various top studios in Nashville under the tutelage of legendary recording/mix engineer and producer Jeff Balding.
While living in the USA, and once he got back to South Africa, Rusti toured and performed with the high profile band Tree63 and continued
to work on his own material.
Upon his return, he established Heritage Sound, a studio made unique by its great location in one of Cape Town's most historic buildings,
Heritage Square. The live room inside the studio boasts 4.2m high ceilings, decorated with chandeliers, and the drum kit rests on a 240-year
old yellowwood floor. It is also stocked with great outboard gear and carefully selected, high quality microphones. With this environment at
his disposal, Rusti is fast becoming known as the man able to capture the best raw drum sound in the country!
Heritage Sound has played host to a great many established South African bands and artists who have chosen Rusti to record their projects.
Many of these tracks have been charted on local and national radio stations such as 5fm, Kfm, Highveld Stereo, Ofm, etc.
His relational approach and unique people skills allows him to coax the best out of any artist.
To date some of his discography reads as follows:
- - Van Coke Kartel - 2013
- - Filth - 2013
- - Die Heuwels Fantasties - 2013
- - aKING - 2013.
- - David Meulen (Solo artist) - 2013.
- - Freshlyground: Take Me to the Dance - 2012 (SAMA nominated album)
- - The Dirty Skirts: Lost in the Fall - 2011 (SAMA award winning album)
- - Goodnight Wembley: Bang! - 2013.
- - Evelyn Hart: Forged by the Sea EP - 2012.
- - McCree: Of Hopes & Dreams - 2012.
- - Taxi Violence: Unplugged: Long Way from Home - 2011. (SAMA nominated album); Soul Shake - 2013.
- - Reburn – 2013.
- - Dead Lucky: Sons of Lazarus – 2013.
- - Proxy: The Call - 2009 (SAMA and CROWN award winning album)
- - Versus The Wolf – 2012.
- - The Rescu: The Rescu - 2011.
At present, Rusti keeps his music skills sharp by writing and performing with Evelyn Hart, an alternative folk artist from Cape Town.
He also travels abroad once a year to keep up to date with the current trends of the music industry. It is this approach that offers local
acts an opportunity to record their music at an international level in a creative, professional and safe environment.