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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 music, which would prove a pivotal point in the soon-to-be artist’s evolution. The next step was clear, he focused all his time into mastering the techniques and processes of creating the sounds he couldn’t get enough of, inspired by his new found favourite artists Skrillex, Excision, and Zeds Dead. Upon graduating college, he made the moved back to Metro Detroit 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 nearly 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.
Realising that what started as a hobby was turning into something much bigger, Sweeney decided to make the move to Los Angeles where he would enrol 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.