Interface, Minus & J Wilcox "Delicious"
Gutterfunk is a new imprint started by drum & bass veteran DJ Die that seeks to link a wide variety of genres through the rubric of swing and rhythm. Its upcoming second release is a split 12" showcasing the label's kaleidoscope of styles, with Die and Mensah collaborating on one side while Interface and Minus come together on the flip. "Emotion" is an unreleased track from the trio of Interface, Minus & J Wilcox, and hammers this hybrid-genre approach home through dreamy Rhodes chords, snaking polyrhythms, and jungle-infused hip-hop. Chirping vocals intermingle with their more soulful sisters, wailing in the distance like sirens over a sunset colored by crimson synthesizers. We're wrapped up in so many twists, turns, and chords that it's only natural when the trio sweeps it all away and launches into an extended hardcore workout in the track's second half. The second Gutterfunk EP is out this month on digital formats and 12" vinyl; peep a couple previews of the aforementioned tunes by clicking through the jump.