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Renegade Riddims

Renegade Riddims: T-Cutt


Tim Swain aka T-Cutt is a Drum & Bass Producer from Nottingham. He started out as a Hip Hop DJ playing at many of Nottingham’s venues including Stealth, Rock City and Rescue Rooms. His love of Drum & Bass developed after hearing Andy C in the Main Room of a night where he was DJing.

He stopped DJing in 2019 and sold his equipment to purchase a small studio set up to focus solely on production. He has had releases on Black Inferno, Subjective DnB, Limitless Records and Deeper DnB

We’ve been in touch for a while and I’ve been a supporter of his productions since our very first conversation. I’ve subsequently gone on to premiere a couple of his tracks. Now, as with so many previous mixes, T-Cutt joins our Renegade Riddims mix series. This is his first DJ mix in three years and is exclusively for us at Data Transmission and is a great way to kick start the long Bank Holiday Weekend!

Check out T-Cutt’s mix below. It contains music from the likes of himself, Kanine, K Motionz, Dimension, Wilkinson, Break, Fade black, Quadrant & Iris, Workforce, Alix Perez and loads more! It’s also available as a FREE DOWNLOAD from here!


T-Cutt artwork

Sum up this mix in 10 words… 


What’s your personal favourite track on it?

‘Take Me Away’ by Chase and Status  – It’s the first DnB I ever bought from being a Hip Hop DJ

What’s the special ingredient in this mix? 

My use of vocals/ samples and acapellas to help drive the tracks. I find the voice is the most exciting instrument and my productions usually have a vocal element… as does this mix!

Tell us about your next EP?

I’m currently working with a producer from USA as my first collaboration project, we currently have about 4/5 songs that we have made and they are a bit different to my usual style

What have you got coming up? 

A couple of singles lined up ready to go. I’m just waiting for the artwork and masters to come back. I dont DJ anymore as I stopped about 3 years ago. Being a DJ and a dad are hard things to juggle!   

When was the last time you actually raved? 

At the Start of May…Detonate at Unit 13 in Nottingham. It was a great rave. Detonate have been putting on DnB nights in Notts for 20+ years. They always deliver! Shout out to James and the team!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

Thanks for the DMs, comments, likes and plays. They genuinely make me smile and I love chatting to my followers/fans. 


K Motionz ‘Tell You’

Refracta / Torso ‘Hollow’

Technicolour / Technimatic ‘Satisfy’

Dawn Wall ‘Rain God’

Nuaura ‘Wherever You Go’

Chase & Status ‘Take Me Away’

Rusko ‘Everyday’ (Netsky Remix)

Basstripper ‘Battle Axe’

T95 ‘Bounce’

DJ Fresh / Buunshin ‘Dancing in the Dark’

Break / Calyx & TeeBee ‘Keepin It Raw’ (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)

North Base / ISVK / Ragga Twins / TREi ‘What R U Doing?’ (Trei Remix)

Turno ‘High Roller’

Solardo / Eli Brown ‘XTC ‘ (Wilkinson Remix)

Bunnshin ‘Thoughts’

Incorporate ‘Tripping’

Nero ‘Guilt – ACAPELLA’

K Motionz ‘All Night’

Nero ‘Guilt – ACAPELLA’

Kanine ‘One’

Mob Tactics ‘Pure X’

René LaVice ‘Skreech’

T-Cutt ‘Stay with me’

Wilkinson ‘Take You Higher’

Nick The Lot / Dunk ‘Phat Punani’ (Amplify Remix)


Dimension ‘UK’

Disrupta / Zoro ‘Fire’

Monty / Visages ‘Vibin’

Hexa ‘Had To’

Vibe Chemistry ‘Ballin` Acapella’

Fade Black ‘Far Gone’

Quadrant & Iris ‘Harsh Realm’

Wilkinson / Issey Cross ‘Used to This’

Culture Shock / Raphaella ‘Have It All’

Sati ‘Everything’

Wilkinson ‘Close Your Eyes’ ft. iiola’

Monrroe / Zara Kershaw ‘Out of Time’

Workforce ‘Forever’

Alix Perez ‘SWRV (Original Mix)’


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