Jason Forrest

Jason Forrest

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Jason Forrest
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American electronic music producer, born April 5, 1972 in Fort Mill, South Carolina. His style is an eclectic mixture of breakcore, experimental electronica, drill-n-bass, IDM, mash-up and other fast rhythms and club elements. Until 2004, Jason Forrest mostly released his music under the name Donna Summer (2) – as an allusion to a famous disco singer. Since 2008, he started using this pseudonym actively again, now as DJ Donna Summer. He created Cock Rock Disco label in 2001 to release his own and friends' albums and also co-founded Nightshifters label with New York DJ Jubilee (5) in 2008.

His music is largely produced on a single computer and many of his tracks includes digital samples from various other artists, found sounds, etc. While performing live only with laptop and a mic (in most cases), Forrest is known for his vicious and extremely energetic performances, with a lot of action and rock-n-roll/hard-rave inspired stage routines. Jason Forrest released a bunch of CDs, LPs, and 7-12" mostly on Sonig, but also his own CRD, Broklyn Beats, Hoss Records and several other labels. Music videos Steppin Off (directed by Jon Watts, 2005) and War Photographer (director – Joel Trussell, 2006) were highly praised by audience and critics, mentioned as a video of the year by Res magazine and Pitchfork Media and winning several awards at international film and video festivals.

Forrest was also hosting "Advanced D&D with Donna Summer" show at radio WFMU in 2002-2005, playing primarily unreleased new musicians and CD-R stuff, which took up to 80% of his repertoire. The archive of the show is currently available at WFMU site. After relocating to Europe, in 2005 Jason co-founded Wasted festival with DJ Pure and Club Transmediale, focusing on breakcore and related genres. Mini-festivals took place in Berlin, Hague, Riga, Prague, Toulouse, Marseilles and other places.

In 2011 Jason Forrest designed and launched with Greg Sadetsky an online TV broadcasting website called Network Awesome, which is now the largest curated video site in the world.
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Jason Forrest Discography

Albums

CROCK 002 Jason Forrest Death After Life(CDr) Cock Rock Disco CROCK 002 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
sonig 36CD Jason Forrest The Unrelenting Songs Of The 1979 Post Disco Crash Sonig sonig 36CD Germany 2004 Sell This Version
sonig 49CD Jason Forrest Shamelessly Exciting (Album) Sonig sonig 49CD Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Akt716 Jason Forrest The Everything (Album) Staatsakt Akt716 Europe 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

sonig 48 ep Jason Forrest Lady Fantasy EP (EP) Sonig sonig 48 ep Germany 2005 Sell This Version
LJUD001 Jason Forrest / Donna Summer (2) Jason Forrest / Donna Summer (2) - Mastadon Razor / 100% Goodiepal(7", Gre) Ljud Records LJUD001 Denmark 2005 Sell This Version
BB17 Jason Forrest / End Jason Forrest / End - Ladies Get In Free!!!(12") Broklyn Beats BB17 US 2005 Sell This Version
HOSS001 Jason Forrest / Ricky Rabbit Jason Forrest / Ricky Rabbit - Blood Tax At Harvest Time / Shots: Volume One(12", EP, Ltd) HOSS Records HOSS001 US 2006 Sell This Version
SBTV 04 Jason Forrest / Boulez Republic Jason Forrest / Boulez Republic - Samboat Vol. 4(7", Ltd) Samboat SBTV 04 France 2007 Sell This Version
RAVE002 HEALTH (2) / Captain Ahab / Foot Village / Jason Forrest HEALTH (2) / Captain Ahab / Foot Village / Jason Forrest - Remix 12"(12") Ravesploitative RAVE002 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Jason Forrest Utopia EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Free Music Archive none 2012

Compilations

sonig 39cd Schlammpeitziger, Jason Forrest, Wevie De Crepon Schlammpeitziger, Jason Forrest, Wevie De Crepon - Sonig Irregular CD Vol 1(CD, EP, Comp) Sonig sonig 39cd Germany 2004 Sell This Version