Solid State – an journey through many styles, textures and tempos. Created by Miami producer and DJ somejerk, Featuring collaborations with UK producers Crypticz and Dusty Ohms, the 14 tracks make their way through deep dubstep, grime, jungle and footwork influences, presenting an array of music built specifically for sound systems.
Unwilling to compromise, treating music as art, somejerk’s “Solid State” album attempts to defy the status quo of mindless fodder and to create music that may, at times, challenge the listener.
“I am not trying to take you to your happy place, or any happy place for that matter. I am taking you to a state of anxiety, confusion, depression and, at times, ecstasy. Dynamics in music means dynamics in emotion, the two are the same.”
“Solid State” is a reflection of the life and times of somejerk, his journey from different tempos, the evolution of Miami’s bass music scenes and what he hopes to see in the future.
released January 27, 2016
All tracks are produced and mixed by John ‘somejerk’ Gregory, except for “Sei Song” and “Meticulous” from 2013 to 2015 in Miami, FL, USA. Created using Ableton Live Suite. “Sei Song” was co-produced with Crypticz and “Meticulous” was co-produced with Dusty Ohms. All songs mastered by Janne Hatula (Fanu).