As 2022 comes to a close, the undisputed Queen of Bass known as Jessica Audiffred continues to rocket her way into the stratosphere with yet another amazing run of shows, releases, and collabs that are already propelling her into the new year.
Having just capped off an epic 40-date RYOKO North American tour, Jessica proved that her success is not limited to streams and downloads but to selling out venues and connecting with fans in a way that only future legends can do. With fans clamoring for her autograph or the opportunity to snap a quick photo with her after each show, the absolute mayhem that she brings to the dancefloor is contrasted or perhaps complimented by the love that she brings to the heads.
As if that wasn’t enough, somewhere in the midst of it all, the Mexico City-based artist continues to grind in the studio, releasing an uholy amount of releases and high profile collabs with heads ranging from Shaq aka DJ Diesel to Excision and a forthcoming collab with Adventure Club! Coupled with her appearances at almost every major festival you can think of under her belt, Jessica Audiffred there seems to be no limit to what the ever-prolific artist can do.
With 2023 looming around the corner, we thought it would be an ideal time to sit down with Jessica as her largest collabs to date hit the streets and her tour comes to a close. Of course, toss a little Bassrush Records love in the mix while being crowned the most recent ‘Dubstep Don’ on Spotify and the foundation is set for an explosive new year. As always, check the heat below and keep your eyes and ears peeled as Jessica Audiffred continues her meteoric rise to the top.
What a year you’ve had! Have you had a chance to reflect on all of your travels and shows this year?? If you haven’t, take a deep breath now and think back to where you were in December 2021 and visualize how many miles you’ve traveled, shows you’ve played, people’s lives you’ve touched! How does it feel!?
It is so fulfilling, I can’t even begin to describe how many emotions I have. I just finished my RYOKO tour, which lasted almost 3 months and it was over 55 cities. I’m tired but very happy to see how much my career has grown since December 2021.
Any specific highlights bubble up when you’re thinking back through the past year as peak moments?
I remember, I wish for things that have finally happened, dream collabs and dream festivals have become a reality for me. I couldn’t be more grateful for all of the opportunities that I’ve had in my life.
Of course, it wasn’t all positives – you had to battle through that little challenge of breaking your ankle in the midst of it all. What a crazy struggle that must have been. The average person might have been taken out emotionally and physically by such a thing but you seemed to power through it with your chin up. Were there any moments where you felt like the universe was sending you a message to slow down? Any words of wisdom for anyone out there going through a tough challenge while chasing their dreams?
There was no way I could miss any of the stops on my tour, not even with a broken ankle and being unable to walk by myself. I wouldn’t miss it for the world. I remember I had to travel with a friend of mine so she could take care of me at the airports, hotels, festivals, and clubs because I was in so much pain! Shout out to all of the promoters who were super understanding and helped us along the way! We sold out Hard Rock Las Vegas and I remember, I was wearing my cast. Somehow, the promoter helped me to the front of the stage to take pictures and videos with the crowd. It was so epic, I’ll never forget this tour!
This year has also been huge on the collab front for you. Way too many important collabs to list here so let’s just focus on two major ones. Shaq (DJ Diesel) and Excision. Both of these were huge in their own way. Talk us through how each of these came together and what they meant (and mean) to you on a personal level. In many ways, this is a continued validation of you as an artist and as a force to be reckoned with in the international bass music community.
Excision is one of the main reasons I am where I am today, I’m so grateful he believes in me and my music. I look up to him so much as an event planner, a label manager and a producer. He inspires me so much to keep doing everything I do in Mexico, hoping to grow a bass scene here. Making a collab with him was such an honor. Shaq’s collab blew my mind! We all admire him so much and he is so legendary. I can’t even believe he asked me to do something with him! I’m so glad this collab worked out!
Of course, you also just had a track drop on Bassrush Records the same day you touched down in Los Angeles for one of the final stops on your Ryoko Tour!
We sold out Academy the same day ‘Never Be the Same’ was released on Bassrush! And it felt SO special, I can’t even describe it. I feel so supported by Bassrush and I feel like I’m part of the family now. Plus we got a cover on one of the most important Dubstep playlists ever! I’m so grateful for everything we’ve (Bassrush and my team) accomplished together, and there will definitely be more to come!
And last but not least, hit us with an invitation for Stateside fans to join you in the motherland at EDC Mexico next year!
Talking about EDC Mexico always makes me so happy! Being able to perform in my country for all of my people is insane! I have two special sets for all of you that you can’t miss! I promise it will be epic!