DJ Godfather (Brian Jeffries) is one of the founding fathers of the Detroit Ghettotech scene. Godfather started DJing at the age of 15 and within a few months was already playing in clubs and after-hour parties across the Motor City.
By the age of 17 DJ Godfather had started making music and a year later, released his first solo record on Twilight 76 (the label he started with DJ Dick and Brian Gillespie).
The creation of other labels followed, including the influential Databass, which he revived in 2018. With a career spanning nearly 3 decades, Godfather continues to deliver the goods as well as supporting new Detroit talent, as his Godfather moniker implies.
Last year Godfather dropped his ‘Electro Beats For Freaks‘ 44 track bombshell, well, he’s back, this time with a brand new 46 track ‘This Detroit Thing Of Ours‘ album, featuring singles and collaborations with some of the very best in the business.
Today we premiere the track ‘Hold Up’ from the album, which features none other than the legendary, DJ Deeon.
The album features 46 tracks and like his last album, they segue into one another, until the series of EPs on vinyl (and digital) which will follow featuring full length versions and different mixes of some of the album’s tracks.
DJ Godfather (Brian Jeffries) is one of the founding fathers of the Detroit Ghetto Tech scene, but has gone on to be so much more over a career that spans almost 3 decades. For those wanting an insight into Ghetto Tech, head to track 38, ‘It’s Ghetto Tech’ featuring Dan Diamond which draws a line under the many questions posed to Godfather over the years about the genre. The album also includes three scratch tracks, ‘1200’s Are Lit’, ‘Table Terrorist’ and the even more aptly named ‘Assassin On The Decks’ as this king of turntablism keeps the culture alive.
The album throws up even more variety with Electro, Techno and House beats making an appearance alongside collaborations with DJ Deeon, Goodmoney G100, King Saaidi, Gettoblaster & Missy, Lil Mz 313, Ricky Burns, JPE, Parkhouse and Dan Diamond.