Seminal ghettotech figurehead DJ Godfather has announced the February 19th release of the Keep My Name Out Your Mouth EP. As with last month’s Show Some Respect EP, it comprises full versions of a handful of songs from his 2020 debut album, Electro Beats for Freaks.
The selection showcases more jit and footwork-oriented permutations of the DJ Godfather (real name Brian Jeffries) sound. The title track pairs Lil Mz 313‘s attitude-filled verses with upbeat bass and percussion, followed by an ode to Detroit jitters in the form of “King Of The Circle.” “Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself” falls closer to the electro end of the dance music spectrum, and “Certified Freak Hoe” featuring King Saadi, of which there are three versions, offers more straightforward ghettotech.
Jeffries first made a name for himself at only 18 by launching a record label called Twilight 76 Records alongside DJ Dick and Brian Gillespie. In the 26 years since, his name has been as closely tied to ghettotech – which has seen a recent resurgence due to Chicago’s footwork scene – as those of DJ Assault, DJ Funk, and the late Disco D.
In March, DJ Godfather will follow up the Keep My Name Out Your Mouth EP with the Up All Night EP.