Cutting Edge succeeds in adding some welcome rawness to contemporary techno. Electric Envoy achieves this through the use of grainy, glitch beats on the title track; listen closely and you'll hear the kind of clicks, whirrs and crackles often absent from underground electronic music. To this backing track Electric Envoy adds insistent bleeps, nagging acid and a vocal sample that sounds like it is intoning 'tide, tide, tide'. The end result is a deranged and individualistic take on modern techno. Kai Randy Michel's remix pares the arrangement back, while Electric Envoy focuses on the 303 for "F27" and "Acid Rain"; unsurprisingly, in both instances, the acid lines sound super grimy.