[also published on MMIBTY]
G Jones is on an absolute tear. 2014 saw the Santa Cruz based beat-maker and West Coast Bass mastermind tour the country like a madman, headlining bills, playing countless festivals, and embarking on the epic Mind Machine tour with fellow Santa Cruz bass-creator Minnesota, among other things. Oh, and releasing a TON of free new music. Well, it looks like G Jones has no intention of slowing down in 2015 with the release of his latest mixtape, simply titled “New Beats 2015.”
The new mixtape just serves as further proof (as if we needed any) that G Jones is a tried and true connoisseur of all things West Coast Bass, pummeling listeners with an endless barrage of bass buffets. The beauty of future bass music is that there really is no limit to the new sounds that producers come up with, and these new sounds are in no short supply here. “New Beats 2015” consists entirely of 19 unreleased original G Jones tracks and collaborations, including a couple of awesome collaborations with Mad Zach and Doshy.
The most exciting thing about “New Beats 2015” is that it is arguably G Jones most diverse and experimental release yet, but it’s just as polished and familiar as any of his previous work. The 40 minute mixtape guides listeners through all imaginable BPMs and bass-friendly genres, ranging from 303 acid grime to experimental 58 BPM techno-trap to UK hip-hop to that engulfing California bass sound that we can never get enough of, all mixed together with surgical precision and dripping with waves of sub bass. No beats left behind. But G Jones doesn’t hold your hand along the way. It’s a jungle out there, and these titular new beats are vicious. They will smack you in the face and leave you begging for more. Such is the beauty of G Jones’ music. It’s dirty. It’s grimy. It’s loud. It’s oozy. It’s unpredictable. It’s uncategorizable. And it bumps.
There’s even a track called “Krabby Patty Secret Formula,” and a quick shout-out to the Shane Co. radio ads that I’ve been hearing my whole life. What more could you want from a bass mixtape?
Get on the G Jones hype now. The young bass-slinger has already done big things in 2014 to establish himself as a household name in the bass scene across the country, and G Jones is already off to a hot start with the release of this mixtape and a recently-announced Red Rocks show with Bassnectar, Joker, and Late Night Radio in May. G Jones is on fire, and he’s not going to cool down anytime soon.
Stream the mixtape below, and be sure to download this fire for free from SoundCloud.