Midlands based music producer, remixer and deejay; Juttla has been a driving force on the British Asian music scene ever since the release of his debut album in 1999. The story starts back in the early 1990’s when Juttla started producing drum’n’bass. He independently released a 12” vinyl EP ‘Dread by Dawn’ before going on to record for a string of credible record labels including Channel 5, ZYX Records (Germany), Back 2 Basics Recordings and Second Movement. Juttla then went on to having two tracks licensed to Aphrodite’s mixed compilation CD ‘Full Force’ alongside Kenny Ken, Rob Playford (the founder of Moving Shadow Records) and the legendary producer/actor Goldie.
In 1998 Juttla decided it was time to set up his own imprint that would act as an outlet for his productions and releases from like-minded music makers. This was the birth of Eastern Pressure Recordings, and home to his debut album ‘Angels, Aliens & Assassins’. This collection of fifteen tracks was well received by the media with a string of excellent reviews in Knowledge Magazine, Breakin’ Point and DMC’s Update. A string of club DJ’s championed the release and radio support came from Bobby Friction (‘One In The Jungle’, BBC Radio One). Tracks off the album got licensed to various compilations on Nation Records and Sub Dub Records and are still being licensed out today! Live DJ dates followed, as well as supporting Asian Dub Foundation on their UK tour. Juttla was also one of the headliners at a top Midland’s music festival where the organisers created a ten by twenty foot billboard poster of Juttla and rapper LATE to promote the event!
Juttla bounced back a year later with two superb EP’s for Swaraj Records. Firstly the ‘Breakzploitation EP’ which Mixmag Magazine rated as ‘Leftfield Tune Of The Month’ as well as DJ Magazine and M8 Magazine giving him 5/5 reviews. He then released the amazing ‘Juttfunk EP’ and went on to feature in publications such as Wax, Update, Muzik, The Big Issue, What’s On UK and even appeared on the front cover of Eastern Eye Magazine. Juttla then went on to remix such acts as Asian Dub Foundation, Fundamental, Banco De Gaia, Wayward Soul, Tarli Digital, Kam Bhamra, Awia, LATE, Cee-Rock ‘The Fury’ and Charged, making him one of the most consistent producer/remixers in the British Asian music scene.
In 2005 Juttla hooked up with hip-hop label Wolftown Recordings to release his second album ‘Bass, Kicks, Snares, Spits’. This twenty-track CD release saw Juttla mix up his Asian influences with urban vibes and featured official remixes alongside his own productions. 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G, Rass Kass, Freeway, Pitbull, Inspectah Deck from Wu-Tang Clan, Hard Kaur, Saigon, JT The Bigga Figga, Slim Thug and many more all made contributions. The album was well received by the worldwide Hip-Hop community and tracks from the album featured on hundreds of mixtapes in the UK and America, as well Juttla getting interviewed for the world’s longest running Hip-Hop magazine HHC.
Three years later in 2008 Juttla returned home to his own label Eastern Pressure Records for his third album ‘At War With Satan’. This dubstep infused collection included fourteen instrumental tracks including the massive ‘Sub Zero’ which got radio support from BBC Radio One, BBC Asian Network and Galaxy FM. The album also received a brilliant review in the UK national newspaper Metro, as well as tracks getting licensed to various compilations including the massive ‘Lordz Of Dubstep’ and ‘The Definition Series: Dubstep’. A year later and Juttla’s unique production sound led to him being commissioned to remix Marshall Jefferson’s ‘Mushrooms’ for Hooj Choons, Dopefish ‘Big Bad Wolf’ for the legendary breaks label Y4K, ‘It’s Nothin’ by LATE featuring Willie D from The Geto Boys and Stereo Nation’s ‘Nach’ featuring Tenny Tenn.
The start of 2010 saw Juttla enter into his third decade actively releasing music kicking off with a remix of ‘Designer Girl’ by Tenny Tenn who toured with chart-topping names such as Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah, Skepta and Mr. Hudson. Production wise, Juttla teamed up with London rapper Manny Moscow for a five track EP entitled ‘The Forbidden Temple EP’. This EP was one of the first releases ever to mix up the raw organic elements of Hip-Hop with dubstep twist. This was the first of a string of digital only MP3 EP releases from Eastern Pressure and one of the many reasons that Juttla then got commissioned to remix the awesome ‘Heavy Rotation’ from DMC Mix Champions The Disablists and legendary UK Hip-Hop outfit Foreign Beggars.
With a string of solid releases and remixes in his discography Juttla felt it was the right time to focus more on his own label and what followed was quality music consistently. 2011 saw his remix of Banco De Gaia ‘How Much Reality Can you Take’ feature on their ‘Igizeh’ album before getting a new distribution deal and then releasing a four track EP entitled ‘Spiritual Coma’. In the same year his track ‘Return To Bass’ was used as a score on the Channel 4 programme ‘Hugh’s Fish Fight’, a documentary hosted by River Cottage front man Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, that highlighted the problems of pollution in our oceans and rivers. In the same year Juttla got booked to do a live performance at the Eastern Electronic Festival in Birmingham where he performed with live vocalists, a live drummer and a live percussionist.
Then at the turn of 2012 Juttla was commissioned to remix a track from Grand Ruckus (Terry Hooligan) which featured UK rap legend Genesis Elijah. Two EP’s then followed on Eastern Pressure, ‘Lighter Fluid’ which featured his track ‘Ghost’ along a track from Metalheadz artist Skitty, and ‘Bass Mask EP’ where his track ‘Clouds’ featured alongside tracks from leading Indian drum & bass producers Sound Avtar and Mr. Doss. Then in 2013 he went on to have a track on the ‘Karmic EP’ entitled Scream, which was used in a short film in India as well as having his remix of Asian Dub Foundation feature on their Japanese album release. Juttla also turned out a hefty exclusive drum & bass track ‘Liquid Burn’ for well-respected underground label Odyssey Recordings as well as releasing a double headlined single ‘Children Of The Night’ / ‘Time’.
2014 saw Juttla’s music once again get used on some leading compilations, featuring on the UK Runnings compilation series ‘Estate Life’ and collaborating with Indian singer Shriik on a track called ‘Sunrise’ which was released via Sony Entertainment in Asia. One year on and he released his remix EP ‘Remix Sessions’ seeing him remix tracks from Genesis Elijah, Big Dutty Deeze, LATE and Jump Off & Don’t Flop Rap Battle Champion Dotz, as well as having two remixes ‘Signal & The Noise’ and ‘Radio Doublegum’ used on the ADF remix album ‘More Signal More Noise’.
After a year developing and still working on creating fresh and innovative music Juttla than returned in 2017 with his excellent ‘Extension’ / ‘Substance’ double headed single which smashed up the underground music scene. Then in 2018 he was commissioned to remix ‘Fabrick’ a track by Sunphonic which was released on limited edition cassette before going back to his hip-hop styled production, and crafting four tracks for long-time collaborator LATE, for his superb ‘Elevationz EP’. Now Juttla gears up to his one hundredth release ‘Swords Of Death’, a four track EP produced entirely by Juttla.
As a producer Juttla has worked with some the biggest names in the Asian, US and UK music scene, as well as being a well-respected DJ. He has played all over the UK in London, Nottingham, Leicester, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Coventry, Wolverhampton & Birmingham, playing at the legendary Glastonbury Festival twice! Internationally he has rocked dance-floors in Cape Town (South Africa), Amsterdam (Holland), Brussels (Belgium), Paris (France), Warsaw (Poland) and Rome & Sicily (Italy). Juttla has a unique style, a unique sound and is a consistent musician who injects originality, diverseness and fresh ideas into a somewhat saturated market place. Who knows what the future holds for Juttla, but one thing is for certain, there’s no chance of him slowing down any time soon… decades deep in the game, his knowledge, experience and style are what makes his different from the others. Some follow trends… others create them. Always expect the unexpected; Juttla is that producer who isn’t scared to try and break all musical boundaries.