Review: Gutterfunk boss DJ Die has steadfastly refused to name the "already established artist from within the electronic music realm" behind the ongoing Nuff Pedals project. Whoever it clearly knows what they're doing, because this third EP of fusion-focused club cuts is every bit as essential as its predecessors. Our man or woman of mystery begins with the bass-heavy, Kaidi Tatham style broken beat shuffle of "Swollen Minds", before reaching for the evocative synth strings and luscious Fender Rhodes chords of clap-happy bruk head-nodder "Upon Trees". Jauntier dancefloor vibes are provided via the jazz-swung drums and monstrous wobble bass of "Drive By", while "Blue Soul" adds a little UKG flavour to the producer's broken beats and sumptuous electric piano motifs with predictably impressive results.
Review: Bristol's musical pioneer DJ Die presents his new imprint GutterFunk. Bristol has always been a melting pot full of musical styles, and the label stays true to the rich sonic heritage of the city. This multi genre label is an outlet for genre defying productions, collaborations, as well as a platform to push new talent. With past releases by Addison Groove and Dismantle, their newest addition is mysterious yet already established producer Nuff Pedals. They serve up some nu-jazz/broken beat experiments in the vein of 4hero and Bugz In The Attic on The Second EP: from the fierce and bombastic beat attack of "Hang Glide" or the sleek urban soul of "No Boundaries" feat Maddslinky.