Jake Sweeney, better known as G-Rex, is an electronic music producer and DJ from Detroit. He produces music of the dubstep and experimental bass variety. Some of Sweeney’s most popular original tracks include “Wook Blaster,” “EFFE,” and “Rift.” He has collaborated with PEEKABOO, YOOKiE, TYNAN, DUBLOADZ and Kai Wachi.
From bedroom producer to bass music trendsetter, G-REX has turned his distinct signature style into a sonic revolution. Born and bred in Detroit, G-REX unexpectedly took the industry by storm when he released his now-iconic single “Babatunde” with Peekaboo in 2018. Spearheading a new trend among fellow producers in the scene, G-REX’s freeform flair quickly captured the attention of fans and artists alike.
Inspired by his love for horror films and rap music, G-REX’s blood-spattered, versatile sound appears on leading bass labels such as Wakaan, Deadbeats, Never Say Die, Subsidia, and more. In 2019, G-REX debuted his chilling, cinematic ‘The Summoning’ mix series on SoundCloud featuring a collection of unreleased original tracks and collaborations. Now in its fourth installment, ‘The Summoning’ has become a special event for the community with each release and is synonymous with G-REX’s fearsome brand.
Behind the decks, G-REX is a fan-favorite at the world’s biggest bass and electronic festivals, including Lost Lands, Bass Canyon, Shambhala, HARD Summer, and more. Once a supporting act for industry leaders such as Excision and Liquid Stranger, G-REX now reaches his global fan community with headlining performances around the world.
With new music and upcoming tour dates on the way, G-REX has a swarm of tricks up his sleeve to round out the year. While others continue to regurgitate the same stale sounds, G-REX repeatedly paves the way for the next generation of bass music.