Although the origins of G-REX can be dated back to 2015, the last two 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.
In September 2018 G-REX released one of the biggest bass music tracks of the year in collaboration with friend and fellow bass music phenom, PEEKABOO, on Liquid Stranger’s record label, WAKAAN. “Babatunde,” now with over 4 million plays, boosted Sweeney from a dark horse to a recognizable staple in bass music as his brand of high energy trap and bass fused with sinister dubstep sound design earned him the respect and support of his fans, peers, and leaders in the scene. His dark take on experimental bass music is inspired by an infatuation with horror films and bleeds into every aspect of his brand from merch designs to THE SUMMONING mix series. Seems fitting that in early 2019 he released a collaboration with a ghost named Ghastly entitled “Heretic” which has accumulated over 2 million streams on Spotify. This release was followed up with a “Babatunde” remix EP including an equally well-received VIP among six other diverse takes on the hit song.
Soon after, G-REX set off on his first-ever bus tour supporting Liquid Stranger for his ‘INFINITY TOUR.’ Thirty-six stops across the US from January to March gave Sweeney ample opportunity to test and tease unreleased music, and in April 2019, he finally released a few from the arsenal on his second EP, REQUIEM. The highlight of the EP, “Ladi,” melted minds as a fan favorite throughout the tour as well as on the festival circuit later that year where he made debuts at HARD Summer, Shambhala, Bass Canyon, Lost Lands, and WAKAAN Festival, to name a few. The don, Excision, clearly got the memo and recruited G-REX for an official remix in addition to playing his two bass and dubstep branded music festivals. Now with a rapidly growing fanbase, G-REX left the US to head down under for a handful of shows in Australia and New Zealand. It’s just a coincidence, but Sweeney later teamed up with Australian DJ/producer ZEKE BEATS for a massive collaboration “Purple Haze,” and finished off the year with a co-headline tour to support the release.
In 2020 G-REX hit the ground running again as support for Excision on most stops of his mind-blowing new tour ‘The Evolution.’ Unfortunately, the tour was cut short but this extra time was well-spent in the studio where he finished up a quirky collaboration with TVBOO called “Dweller” and an amazing remix of “Stars Tonight” by Zeds Dead & DROELOE.
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. HALLOWS EP is set to drop on October 30th on 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.