More than just DJs, this set of tastemakers are leading a movement, raised by Chicago and Detroit’s underground scenes, and determined to keep it alive. Gettoblaster has created their own sound by taking what they’ve been influenced by for years and twisting it with a modern-day edge and pushing the genre of warehouse tracks to the future.
When Gettoblaster formed they committed to not letting the industry lead them to where they should go, but rather lead the industry where it should be going. Their own label “We Jack Records” was formed with the intent of staying true to the warehouse vibe. The label is only 30 releases deep and has seen legends like DJ Deeon, DJ Funk, Steve “Silk” Hurley, Zombie Nation, and many others. But it has also seen new schoolers like Andre Salmon, Chris Larsin (CA), Kid Enigma, Jay Kurmis, Mason, Missy, Treasure Fingers, and others.
These powerhouses stay well-rinsed and consistently charting with their distinct blend of addictive hooks, crisp percussion, and room-shaking basslines. Gettoblaster’s music has caught the attention of Patrick Topping, The Martinez Brothers, Dennis Ferrer, Simone Dunmore, Solomun, Dixon, Tale of Us, Dave Clarke, Shiba San, Marco Carola, Claptone, Nathan Barato, Carlo Lio, Laurent Garnier, and more. Even Mixmag champions their “tough, warehouse sound” with a full-page article introducing them to the world in the UK print edition of the Magazine. 2019 was a great year. They started off with an instant classic on Claude Vonstroke’s Dirtybird Records, “Gat Dat” featuring Chicago legend DJ Funk. Followed a month later by the massive single “Dat Booty” on French producer Tchami’s Confession label, receiving top 5 status in Beatport sales chart & also receiving an award breaking top 50 biggest bass house tracks of the year. They kept it going with the Gettoblaster & Friends EP on Shiba San’s Basement Leak Label. The poke through single was Gettoblaster & Chris Larsin’s (CA) collaboration “Bounce Yo Body”. With it gaining popularity throughout the year, Defected Records took notice and licensed it for the “Defected Most Rated 2020” compilation.
At the beginning of 2020, Gettoblaster’s first release was a collaboration with Chicago house legend DJ Deeon “The 302” on Patrick Topping’s new label Trick (also includes Remixes from Patrick Topping, Paul Johnson & DJ Haus). After the track was mentioned in MixMag, it was featured on multiple BBC Radio 1 shows which includes Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Pete Tong & Annie Nightingale. Danny Howard also named it his track of the week on his Nothing Else Matters Radio episode 218. Followed by a single on Dirtybird Records for their 2020 Miami Compilation “Excited” ft. Fuzzy Cufflinxx. They were also given the honors to do the DJ mix that came with the Compilation.
Shortly after the Dirtybird release, the world was shut down by Covid-19. This didn’t slow them down by any means, the duo has been on a releasing rampage with new releases on Basement Leak, DFTD (Defected Records), Moody Recordings, Rawthentic, Safe Music, Strangle Love Recordings, Desert Hearts Records, and Defected’s Glitterbox Recordings. With many more releases coming, the duo shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.