The Sound: Vol​.​1

by DJ Tiga

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DJ TiGa, veteran producer from Newark, is one of Jersey Club’s most incendiary forces and is gearing up to release “The Sound: Vol.1,” the first of an ongoing series of mixtapes, out on Lit City Trax on May 5th, 2016.

At only 26 years old, DJ TiGa has been an integral part in shaping the various styles of Jersey Club over the past decade. Through a serious exploration of his vast influences – from trap producers like 808 Mafia and Lex Luger, to Chicago’s Ghetto House, Baltimore Club, Philly Club, and his peers in New Jersey, DJ TiGa has been reinventing and reinvigorating his own style of Jersey Club, with his diverse musical language that has helped push Jersey Club beyond its prescribed limits.

Cutting his teeth as an essential member of Newark’s club veterans, the Brick Bandits (the group responsible for bringing the Club sound from Baltimore to Newark in the early 2000s), DJ TiGa is part of the second generation of Jersey Club producers who made their name coming up with the Brick Bandits. His peers include DJ Sliink, Nadus, Uniiqu3, DJ Fresh & Mike Gip, to name a few, which have followed the roots laid from the founding members; DJ Tim Dolla, Mike V and DJ Tameil.

Never wanting to be limited to one sound, DJ TiGa started producing at the young age of 13 and, throughout the years, has experimented with many styles of rhythm to develop a complex percussive language that has stayed with him to this day. An all around rhythmic re-revisionist, his hyper-active, ever-changing beats, woven with chopped samples and moving dark melodies, has led his tracks to be some of the most open and creative of Jersey Club, becoming key selections in countless international DJs’ sets.

On “The Sound: Vol.1,” DJ TiGa uses this unique language to carve his own path through clubland, where his productions boldly reach for new horizons. In a scene where every producer wants to be a step ahead of the next, where producers follow each others every development at lightning speeds, the Jersey Club sound changes constantly, and DJ TiGa has been essential to take the sound to new creative heights.

DJ TiGa makes the most of very little, turning a simple syllable, single word, phrase or sound of a gratuitous sample into a complex rhythmic pattern over hard-knocking kicks. DJ TiGa is always looking to flip the formula, whether it is his bold use of synths from his disparate musical taste or his creative sampling. Not one to be tied down to any one particular style, DJ TiGa’s sound has been essential to the evolution of one of the most important underground regional scenes that continues to shape the greater global electronic music consciousness.

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released May 5, 2016

All tracks composed by DJ TiGa
Mixed by DJ TiGa
Mastered by Rusty Santos
Artwork by Skillsz GFX

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