It’s been a while since we last had a Label Highlight here on FatKidOnFire – but when the Benga Beats team hit me up with their latest release from London’s Kutz, we figured it was about time to get these little features rolling again (especially as the FKOF Promos seem to be going down so well)!
“As the ever expanding dubstep and bass music scenes grow into worldwide behemoths, so the profiles of its UK originators follow suit. Championed by the likes of Skream, Benga, Mistajam and Annie Mac, South London native Kutz has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past few years.
“A regular at the legendary Big Apple Records store, Kutz’ tougher jungle and garage sets quickly earned him a reputation as one to watch. As dubstep exploded across the world, he was well placed for the genre’s initial emergence; both stylistically and as part of the crew who laid the foundations for its global success. Worldwide tours with notable highlights including FWD, Outlook, Fabric, True Playaz, RAM, Hospitality and beyond, high impact releases including Hypno, Rock n Rolla, The Drop and many more, and guest spots on Rinse, 1Xtra and Kiss, have all helped propel him from Croydon boy to global rising-star.
“With tracks like ‘Hypno’ signed to Digital Sound Boy and another DSB release in the pipeline, along with a new release Benga’s imprint Benga Beats, Kutz has added to a discography that reads like a who’s who of go-to labels including Soul Jazz, Wheel & Deal, and Sub Freq. Alongside DJ Primecuts, he’s also created Black Gold, a label platform which will showcase the new wave of off-kilter Dubstep and bass.”
Kutz’ ‘BBeats003’ release dropped yesterday – and we’ve got a FKOF Promo for those of you who haven’t heard or purchased the EP yet:
Peace, love and respect.