"Two sneaky good artists Boltcutter and Trip V collaborate and come out with an intense melodic dubstep original! Starting the track off with an eerie background noise and synth stabs, they play with that cutoff filter and drop it off into their lyrics. The chorus is powerful and BIG, including the wet synths they use to give it a real dubstep sound. The bridge to the song has a unique drum pattern, almost adding a drum & bass influence in. In these 5 minutes and 4 seconds they manage to put EVERYTHING in this track that we need for an incredible melodic dubstep song. We can't ask for anything else on this! Amazing work on this one Boltcutter and Trip V!"
"Gnar future bass track from Boltcutter. Love his style."
"Boltcutter blesses the Lush exclusive catalogue with this heater called "Colorblind." We trust you'll be pleasantly face-melted after hearing this track. Cruise to Boltcutter's channels in the links below for more epicness."
"Certain dreams can make you feel like you’re the king of the universe, while others make you feel like you just can’t wake up fast enough. Evidently, Connecticut producer Boltcutter has experienced many of the latter as he was able to perfectly recreate the feeling on his recent 2014 EP Night Terrors. The best thing about this EP is not its near perfect balance of minimal and complex sound design, nor the wide variety of genres that Boltcutter tries his hand at. No, what makes this album stand out is how it evolves within each song and even from track to track."
"Wow such a unique flip from Rhode Island producer Boltcutter, taking my favorite track Fire Away which is on Skrillex’s most recent album “Recess” and turning it into a groovy deep house jam! Stream or download it below!!"
"Part I features 9 remixes of the original single, that together span every genre from house to trap – and everywhere in between. Originally featured as a Wavo remix competition, bringing in 3 quality mixes by emerging talents: Kionne, Gordo Scott, and Salazo & Grada. Columns of Knowledge‘s label boss DJ Knowledge presents his trap remix to this pack, along with label staples: TJFX, Jonas Hahn, BW Contrast, and Boltcutter. Genres ranging from electro house, progressive house, dubstep, and big room are all represented, creating a completely immersive release that can fit any mood you may feel."
“Next up we have the uber-talented Rhode Island [based] Boltcutter with an absolutely fierce Dubstep offering called “Ponte City”. When the tune starts up you think you’re in for some Progressive House only to quickly realize there is something much heavier up around the bend. Give this beauty a listen but be mindful if you’re operating a vehicle, you may find yourself with a speeding ticket once it gets in your blood.”
“We’re getting more and more tracks that seamlessly blend genres as submissions these days, and we couldn't be happier. Especially when the unifying factor is relentless bass and mighty subs. If the adage is true that a song has 10 seconds to hook you, then this one fits that mold well, blasting beats right from the start. The middle parts are devoted to some great electro drops, featuring 4/4 time as well as breakbeats in the different sections. The final product is a very well made party jam.”
“Coming from the pop-rock roots I grew up listening to, electronic never ceases to blow my mind and I give the artists so much respect. When I came across 17 year old Riley Bradway of East Haddam CT, who writes and produces music under the name Boltcutter, it was no exception. His EP, New Beginnings brought a sound that I hadn’t heard before in the electronic world. For me it was the tiny details that won me over; the song titles and vocal samples propelling Boltcutter to stand out over the rest.”
“LACX is quietly releasing some of the toughest records I'm getting my hands on. Their release "In Da Trap! vol. 1" is jam-packed with bangers, but this one is special. The dubstep feel meshing with the trap drums just sit perfectly together. Boltcutter is from Connecticut, and help7 is from Canada. These 2 have a completely different set of influences, and released a wondrous track through a label based in Los Angeles. Trap is going worldwide. I love it.”
“This week's Artist Of The Week award goes to Boltcutter! With his outstanding mix for us (going up soon), and his newest single (The Witness) out with Help7, he has made an impression on my music library. Boltcutter is an amazing producer as well as an all around great guy. He's not a stuck up producer, he's really nice to his fans, and talks to them. The Witness is a very hard and filthy dubstep song. With parts of hardstyle inside it, it really makes you want to dance! Free Download for the win!”
“With attention grabbing drums and the rawest, dirtiest synth patches around, 'Dusk' epitomizes what Boltcutter is all about. Featuring 'Drumstep' hooks and a full-time break down, 'Dusk' is a thrill ride waiting to be tackled. From Electro House to DrumNBass, this guy knows how to put together tunes that will put the dance floor into a riot!”
“When we last brought you some of the sounds of teenager Riley Bradway, who produces and preforms as Boltcutter and hails from the little known and well wooded Moodus, Connecticut, this young and very talented music maker already had a solid catalog of tunes under his belt and was waiting to publish his debut release. As his first EP, Bass Candy, dropped on major media outlets right at the end of February, we are admittedly a little late on offering up our review of this three track slice of tasty bass. Released through the West Coast based 9G Records, Bass Candy has edged its way into Beatport’s top 100 electro house chart which is no small feat.”
Duane Brett: Dubstep in Connecticut: Boltcutter – A Brief Artist Update And EP Review
“If you don't know what dubstep is, or what it sounds like, now is a great time to look into the style. It's starting to sprout all over the world, and there's no stopping a viral style of music. Go check out Bolcutter's dubstep if you're just getting a taste of this wild style. And if you already know about this genre, go listen to him anyway so that you have some new heavy bass for your sub woofers in your car.”