The origins of G-REX can be traced back to a dorm room at Western Michigan University in the early 2010’s where a young Jake Sweeney sparked a passion for electronic music. As an avid listener always searching for that “new new,” Sweeney soon discovered bass music in the form of dubstep and trap which would prove a pivotal point in the soon-to-be artist’s evolution. The next step was clear as he picked up music production and quickly caught on to the techniques and processes of creating the sounds he couldn’t get enough of by his new found favorite artists Skrillex, Excision, and Zeds Dead. Upon graduating college, he made the moved back to Metro Detroit where he had grown up and began to lay the foundation for what G-REX would become.
In 2015 G-REX made a monstrous impression on the industry with the release of “Rainy Day.” The collaboration with Tincup, QUIX, and King Tutt racked up over a million plays on SoundCloud alone and helped launch the young producer into the forefront of the rapidly growing bass music scene. Releases on Ultra Records and Borgore’s record label, Buygore followed soon after as he found early support from some of the biggest names in the game including UZ, TOKiMONSTA, NGHTMRE, Borgore, and Herobust.
Realizing that what started as a hobby was turning into something much bigger than he had ever imagined, Sweeney decided to make the move to Los Angeles where he would enroll in the esteemed Icon Collective music production school to further hone his skills. As the creative juices flowed, so did the music; singles, remixes, edits, collaborations, G-REX put his newly acquired knowledge to good use pumping out his perfected brand of high energy trap and bass fused with sinister dubstep sound design. Just keeping up with the pack has never been in the cards, rather innovation in the form of sounds that make you question their origin. If you’ve been to a show recently there’s a good chance you might have heard some new or even unreleased G-REX as his music has been heard in rotation by artists the likes of Getter, Ghastly, Wuki, Kayzo, Kai Wachi, and Ekali.
While many continue to regurgitate the same stale sounds with cookie-cutter structure, G-REX is here to usher in a new era of cold-blooded bass.
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