Although the origins of G-REX can be dated back to 2015, the last years have taken Detroit native producer, Jake Sweeney, out of his bedroom and across the globe to play some of the biggest stages in electronic music. Now into October, his favorite month of the year, G-REX finally dropped one of his most anticipated unreleased tracks. “HITTA” is the lead single off of his forthcoming “HALLOWS EP“, showcasing an impressive lineup of collaborators including Hydraulix, Afterthought, and Project Pat from Three 6 Mafia. He just released his newest EP through Liquid Stranger‘s label, WAKAAN. While many continue to regurgitate the same stale sounds, G-REX is here to usher in a new era of cold-blooded bass.
Hi G-REX! How are you doing?
I am all good! stoked to have the new EP and seeing all the love it has been getting!
Take us back to the beginning, how did you found your passion into producing electronic music?
I found my passion for dance music at the first Electric Forest in 2011. I walked in and saw Excision and it was game over. have been hooked ever since.
How have you been staying productive during the quarantine period?
Definitely have been working on a lot of music with friends. It has been fun sitting down and working on music with them. It’s been hard working on solo stuff with the uncertainty of things but have been super inspired just having fun in the studio with others.
What are your favorite elements within your recent releases that still call back to/are heavily drawn from the original inspiration behind the G-REX project?
Horror and rap. I really feel like this EP brought those elements together the way I have envisioned for a long time and I’m super proud of that.
You released an EP called “Hallows” through Wakaan. Could you share the creative process behind this EP?
Really just trying to progress honestly. I really wanted this EP to stand out and make an impression with my style of production. I kept it themed in horror so that it would be the perfect pre-Halloween release.
Your “Hallows” EP includes collaborations with Hydraulix, DJ Afterthought, and Project Pat. How did you end up working with these names?
Been talking to Hydro for a long time about getting something going. I had the work in progress started for “Pull Up” and he really took it to the next level. Afterthought has the same agents as me and they linked us and he pitched the project with Project Pat over. Took a while to wrap up due to a busy touring schedule last year but we finally aced it.
What is your favorite song from the EP?
I think for me, it is “HITTA“. that track got a lot of early support from big names and I felt like it was the next step in my sound.
This quarantine period has been hard for the music industry so now it’s time to support and support, any interesting new producers you would recommend to follow?
Hairitage has been sending me unreal tracks. He is the future. My dude RAVACHOL is also killing it. His music is so heavy yet so melodic, I really haven’t heard anyone do it like he is.
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
Lots of dope collabs on the way with Sully, Dion Timmer, Liquid Stranger, Champagne Drip, Peekaboo, and more. Outside of that, expect me to be writing some solo stuff with rappers. I really want to dig deeper into that world.
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