As always, you can find the full archive of free Jeffrees releases here.
If you were down at SXSW this year you would have noticed the strong trending towards trap-infused house music, whether you were at a bass music party or the Moombahton Massive.
A label that’s leading that movement right now is called Jeffrees. They’re a sub-label or “extension” of Mad Decent, and as Diplo puts it:
Jeffrees, is the best new music -the most progessive, the most amazing. the deepest underground and subterranean sounds from the Earth’s crust; the best sounds available and it’s free. It’s what Mad Decent was originally made for – new artists thinking outside of the box
Twice a month, they put out a new EP for free on Thursday, with plans to sell a compilation every two months containing higher-quality versions. Cool, right?
But make no mistake, we aren’t talking about a collection of demos here. So far the label has released music by Diplo x Nicky Da B, Zeds Dead, Paper Diamond, and many more artists spanning, bending, and breaking sub-genres.
This week’s release comes courtesy of Baauer, a Brooklyn-native with rap and UK garage influences. Honestly I’m struggling for my own words to better describe him than the release on the Jeffrees blog “Baauer has found himself smack dab in the middle of the electronic renaissance”, because it describes at once his own unique fusion of disparate influences, and the change which, if you’re attentive, is happening in dance music right now.