Amadeezy has truly earned the title Bass Boss. Whether he’s making slick electro and ghettotech trax on International Chrome and Moveltraxx, throwing down bonkers rave anthems for EVAR Records and Mutual Pleasure or whipping through slick DJ sets from Berlin to LA to Paris, his talent for sculpting low-end is self-evident.
This Filipino-Cuban DJ/producer has been producing since 2008 and DJing a lot longer – in his native Boston, he’s considered a veteran of the underground, known for his long-running trap party PVRPLE as well as exquisitely crafted mixtapes and cult-favorite DJ edits. In 2018, after a decade in the game, Amadeezy decided to legitimately focus on making underground club cuts; the resulting EPs – 2019’s Bass Boss (FTP) and Eastside G-Ride (international Chrome) – became instant international sensations, hitting the airwaves from Boiler Room to NTS and the crates of Ellen Allien, Jensen Interceptor, Stingray, and Boys Noize, who included “Xplosive” in his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. And just as soon as the Bass Boss became known as the go-to guy for modern takes on electro-funk and Miami bass, Amadeezy flipped the script completely with a high-octane hard house and gabber release for EVAR Records and a post-modern ghettotech tour de force for Partiboi69’s Mutual Pleasure label.
Amadeezy has a talent for sound selection and an innate sense of what works on the dancefloor, approaching each release as a custom curated experience from start to finish. A die-hard rap fiend, hip-hop is infused in Amadeezy’s music no matter what but he also loves rave stabs, big stupid kickdrums, nasty 808s, high tempos, hardcore punk and metal, and summery house music – and he has the arrangement skills, life experience, and deep music knowledge to make it all make sense. You can sense that Amadeezy does this all for fun – the lack of pressure results in absolutely uncontrived club bangers with a unique palette and swagger that hints at a lifetime of wild experiences.
Amadeezy is one of the most unique voices in current American dance music, an iconoclast who says that music has always bailed him out of the toughest spots in life. “I would never want somebody to think I’m just a techno artist or a bass artist or a hip-hop artist,” he says. “I don’t want to be labeled in any way. I’m a vibe.”