Gutterfunk is a label that consistently aims to innovate. Not limiting itself to any single genre, the imprint encourages experimentation through its output, with founder DJ Die inviting artists to push musical boundaries and combine styles in new and exciting ways.
For this reason, it serves as the ideal home for an established artist to try their hand at a new sound direction, which is exactly what its next release provides. The Bristol-based outlet has lined up an EP titled ‘The First’ from a producer working under the name Nuff Pedals, described as “the super-secret alias of an artist that you already know and love.”
It’s a brilliantly crafted record, combining broken beat foundations with a scuzzy bassline on ‘Splinters’, layering airy melodies and diva vocal chops on ‘33Tenz’, and fusing styles spanning funk to bass on 'Entity'.
Closing-track ‘Transparent Codes’ is our favourite from the release. It underpins light-headed pads and a glitchy synth line with a broken, Bristolian percussive line, forming an intoxicating dancefloor cut. Check out the premiere below.
'The First EP' is out through Gutterfunk on November 4, pre-order it via Bandcamp
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