The Vangarde is Nick Platers (Rust), a Sydney based alternative electronic music producer. The Vangarde was originally a four piece but now Rust has gone back to his roots and is flying solo, creating huge electronic tracks and a live show fit for arenas. 

Rust received added attention after winning Best Unsigned Dance/Electronica in Australia in 2007, and Best Video Artist for 'Ode To Tokyo' in 2008 and Top five for best Unsigned Dance/Electronica in 2010 at the prestigious Music Oz Awards.

The 'Vangarde' sound has various styles ranging from Bigbeat, Drum n Bass and Breakbeat in the first album 'Double Agent' (2007), to Electronica-Rock with Hip Hop vocal elements on 'Not Dead Yet (2009). 

Having recently released the new EP "Transmission", Rust is set to release his biggest album yet titled "Plan B" which is due out at the end of 2011.

" of the most promising underground outfits to emerge from Sydney." 

Top 5 of The Music Oz Awards for Best Unsigned Electronica/Dance Artists for 2007

Winners of The Music Oz Awards for Best Unsigned Video Artist for 2008

Winners of The Music Oz Awards for Best Unsigned Electronica/Dance Artists for 2007

Winners of the Brian Brown film Festival Award for Best Music 2007

Air Play on Triple J, FBI and 88.1 FM

Live performance aired on Channel V and Film Clip gained rotation on MTV.

Featured Artists on MySpace homepage, Dominated all top 3 spots in the Triple J Unearthed Charts.

Top 100 chart position under Hip Hop for the song "Transmission" on BeatPort.

60,000 MySpace Views, Over 11,000 Fans and Over 41,000 Plays.

Distribution through Bigpond Music via Music Oz and featured Artist on the main page.

Rust (and crew) have performed hundreds of gigs and toured Nationally along side names such as De La Soul, Foreign Beggars, Cyprus Hill, Snoop Dogg, DJ Storm (MetalHeadz) and Matrix and Futurebound (Viper Recordings).

Always presented to you LIVE. No vinyl or CD's - Pure sonic mayhem!  


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