Nettle are (or were) DJ/Rupture, DD, Jenny Jones, and Abdel Hak.
"As the opportunities for collage recordings become more and more detailed and intricate, artists like DD and DJ Rupture, who make up Nettle, are in a prime position to create collaged beatscapes the likes of which just weren't possible ten years ago. Digesting a wide range of music between them, Nettle bares the marks of two love affairs with sound. Each of the group's members bring with them a large record collection, which has been sampled and laid out into free flowing cut-ups. There's eastern and "world" influences, gabba kick drums, dancehall grooves, one off hip-hop vocal lines, processed drum n bass grooves and seemingly countless other reference points that map out this duo's artistic background. The end result of this collision of sound objects is hard to summarise. Like the artwork on this disc lifted from Goin's "Nuclear Landscapes", this record is the aftermath of a musical explosion. It;s the remnant soundscapes that exist post a studio fallout. They're alien and sometimes eerily unfamiliar, but there's a character to them that's truly unique and fascinating." - Lawrence English