Mexico’s ownhas had quite the year. Having entered the world of production only five short years ago, Jessica has steadily risen up the ranks with her heavyweight sound and untouchable style on the decks. This past year in particular has witnessed the continued elevation of Jessica into the international spotlight as she continues to not only surface on but lock down a series of huge collaborative projects, remixes, solo projects, festival appearances, a North American tour and of course a now legendary back-to-back session with Excision at Bass Canyon.
Currently on tour with Riot Ten as part of his Hype or Die tour, SoCal heads should mark their calendars for November 22 as tickets go on sale for Jessica’s next L.A. appearance alongside Riot Ten, Cookie Monsta, and G-Rex as part of the Bassrush takeover of the Hollywood Palladium on February 29, 2020 (full details here). With so much going on in Jessica’s world we were excited to be able to sit down with the undisputed Bass Queen of the South and chat about tour life, her upcoming projects, going back to back with Excision, and so much more! Check it:
Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us! How are you doing?
I’m fine thank you! A little tired from the traveling but all good!
You’ve been super busy on tour – how has that been?
This is my first USA tour and I’m super happy! At the beginning, I was nervous all the time to be performing to a new audiences, but I’ve been feeling much more comfortable here. The people are amazing and the energy is crazy here, every show has been really special to me.
What’s it like being a part of the Riot Ten tour?
It’s been really fun! Riot Ten has Mexican relatives, so we bonded right away! We met at EDC Mexico last year and he sent me a message on Instagram saying, “Hey, it would be cool if you join us on my tour ” and I was like, “um..YES!” I feel so grateful that Chris and his team considered me, I am a big fan of his work.
What is tour life is like for you?
It’s usually pretty hectic. We arrive to a city around 5 or 6 pm, go to the hotel, take a shower, and get ready for the show. Then, we play the show and leave for the next city in the morning. But it’s all worth it, we have so much fun at the shows that you just don’t care how tired you are! We usually take shots of tequila before the shows and we are ready to go, even though in the morning we all feel like shit [laughs].
Another highlight from this past year has to be your b2b with Excision at Bass Canyon!
First of all, I don’t even know how Excision even knew about my existence. When I got the offer, I thought it was wrong. My management was like, that’s correct – you’re going back to back with Excision. That just completely blew my mind.
After that, he messaged me asking to see if I wanted to remix of one of his songs. I chose “Africa” and finished it just in time for Bass Canyon where I got to play it live for the first time. He was really happy with the result and now he plays that remix in all of his shows and I cry every time I hear it [laughs]. Bass Canyon was life changing to me, I feel so grateful to the entire Excision team for that opportunity.
You’ve also been super busy in the studio and cranking out massive releases! Tell us a little bit about your relationship with Circus Records.
Circus is my fam! They’ve been the most supportive team for me since the beginning. They believe in me and they understand my style. Flux and Doctor P were one of the reasons I started to play bass music and now being a part of their label is still surreal for me.
There have also been a few of your collabs released this year! What was it like to work on some of those releases?
My collab with Crizzly was released about a month ago, and we had the most amazing response from everyone! I met him at EDC Orlando last year and I had a few demos finished, so I asked if I could send them to him. So, after a few months we finished it and sent it to Circus, they loved it and playing it live it’s so dope.
How does the bass music scene compare to the scene in the US?
In Mexico, we can only play bass music at big festivals. There’s absolutely no opportunity to play bass at clubs, unless it’s a party I’m throwing. So, it’s a little difficult to find places where I can play my music. But, I have a label called A Records and we are doing everything in our power to change that and hopefully we can open those doors.
How did you initially get involved with producing? What piqued your interest? Specifically in bass music.
I felt the need to make my own music because I wanted to be something more than a DJ. I started to listen to bass music about 7 years ago because I really like nu metal. To me, dubstep has a similar energy and vibe. I listened to Rusko, Caspa, then Flux and Doctor P, and decided that was the type of music I wanted to create so I asked friends for production classes and then decided to enroll into a music school.
What are you looking forward to for the end of this year and moving into 2020?
I never expect anything. I try to live in the present as much as I can, but I’m always working hard on music and I feel so grateful to be playing all of these shows and just hope I can continue to do this for the rest of my life.
Any special bits you can share with fans about some upcoming projects?
I have a collab with NAZAAR that will blow your mind, and a few others that I can’t reveal just yet! But, they are bomb!
Any last shout outs you want to give before we wrap things up?
Thank you BASSRUSH for always being so supportive of me, and thank you to all of the bass lovers all around the world. I Love You!