Dougie F & DJ Fire – “Back Up On It (Jasmine)” Video

The latest local music scene Diplo seems primed to shine a light on is the Jersey Club music of DJ Sliink’s Newark-based Cartel Music crew. The song we’re given as a gateway into that world is “Back Up On It (Jasmine),” a minimal sing-song banger by Dougie F & DJ Fire. Riding that slinky, ominous 6-5-1 minor-key progression that has become DJ Mustard’s signature, it goes to show that the sound of the West Coast has fully infected regional scenes all the way across the country. The melody throughout is reminiscent of “Drank In My Cup,” the lean anthem that put Houston Drake-biter Kirko Bangz on the map. This subgenre is its own beast, though, a version of ratchet music slowed down slightly and laced with traces of four-on-the-floor dance music. @LILINTERNET directed the video, which you should definitely watch below.

“Back Up On It” is out now on Mad Decent. Get it at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, or Beatport.