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Best New Electronica Artist Miami 2010 - Somejerk

John Gregory II, the not-so-jerky guy known as Somejerk, isn't exactly a new face on the local underground electronic music scene. But only in recent months has he finally garnered his deserved accolades. He is no dubstep trendy-come-lately. Rather, he boasts roots in the earlier genre form that produced dubstep: drum 'n' bass. While d'n'b fizzled out and everyone moved on to cornier music, though, Somejerk kept mining the low end and biding his time. Then he began quietly releasing his own dubstep mixes and productions. These days, he stands apart from the crowd by not always going for the heavy rinse-outs. Instead, Somejerk sometimes bombs the bass. Then he wanders into the subtler points of a surprisingly variable genre. Either way, we're always happy to go along for the sonic journey.
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you posted "He is no dubstep trendy-come-lately. Rather, he boasts roots in the earlier genre form that produced dubstep: drum 'n' bass. While d'n'b fizzled out and everyone moved on to cornier music, though, Somejerk kept mining the low end and biding his time." Dubstep did not come from Drum 'n' Bass! you are making your self's look bad. :(

somejerk
somejerk

PS there was some formatting to that now-wall-of-text but it was removed. ;P

somejerk
somejerk

Thank you for the recognition, it means a lot to me and was very unexpected. I work hard to push the music I love so to be recognized in such a way is awesome. There have been a handful of us that have genuinely built things up and you guys are awesome and know who you are. Dubstep and bass music have come a long way in South Florida and without the original crew none of this would be happening.

I would like to say that I don't consider myself to be a "new" artist but I am not sure how you really gauge that. Regardless, I would like to thank everyone that has supported me and shows interest in what I do. I pride myself in playing a diverse selection of music and I am happy, above all, that this is recognized here.

With that said, catch me at these events:

6.17 - Get Low 1 Year Anniversary with Datsik, Juan Basshead, Ashworth and myself, at Vagabond, Miami. 6.19 - Culture 15 Year Anniversary with N-Type and a ton of others at Revolution, Ft Lauderdale.6.25 at Friction Fridays (dubstep and glitch!!)6.27 - FaltyDL at Down, which is at Bar, Downtown Miami.

July and August have some dates open so if you're interested in having me out, holler.

Thank you, John 'somejerk' GregoryDigital Felon / PatternAwareness / MiamiDubstep.com

Juan BassHead
Juan BassHead

Nice one Jerky! I'm proud to say I gave you your first gig. You've come a long way. Keep it up...

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