GRL GANG Radio 008: Jessica Audiffred
If you haven’t heard of Mexico City’s Jessica Audiffred yet, it’s only a matter of time. The breakthrough talent has quickly outgrown her roots, establishing herself as an artist-to-watch in the dubstep scene.
The sought-after DJ/producer has already partnered with the likes of Pioneer, Beats Audio, Samsung, Monster and more, and was referred to as a ‘taste maker’ by Skrillex’s NEST HQ imprint. The bass pioneer has already wowed crowds at EDC and Tomorrowland (Mexico) and made her American tour debut on the recent Circus Records 10 Year Anniversary run. She’ll be joining Riot Ten this fall on a string of dates across the US in order to further solidify herself as a global act.
We spoke to Jessica about her musical upbringing, some of her upcoming releases, rider must-haves and more. Check it out and listen to her exclusive #GRLGANGRADIO mix below.
Hi Jessica! Thanks for chatting today. Where in the world would we find you at the moment?
Im in Mexico City right now, but i leave to Denver tomorrow for Global Dance Festival
When and how did you get started with music production?
I enroll into Music Production school like 6 years ago, but prior to that i was going to classes with a few of my friends who knew how to produce on Ableton Live and Reason, at that time i was doing well as a dj but i needed to know how to make music to feel complete, cause i thought something was missing.
Your music is amazing - it’s no wonder Circus Records noticed. How did you get linked up with them?
❤️ everything started when Flux Pavilion mentioned me in his Top 100 video for Dj Mag, he mentioned me as one of the "unknown heroes" from every country in the world, i couldn't believe it, i didn't even think he would know my name, him and Circus Records artists in general were one of the reasons i started to produce Dubstep, after that we got in touch with him and he asked me to do a remix for "Feel Your love", the rest is history.
Who are some of the artists who currently inspire you?
Right now i think Anna Lunoe is doing amazing, she is the proof that you can do it all, she has a radio show, she produces, she sings, she is touring all over the world and she has a baby, plus i love her music taste.
You recently joined the Circus Records tour in the US - how does performing here differ from performing in Mexico City?
The crowd is different but just as amazing as in Mexico, i feel more free to play the kind of dubstep that i love in the US cause they`re open to a lot of bass subgenres even if they don't know the songs im playing, they dance to them.
You’ve said in the past that Mexico City is really focused on mainstream EDM. What advice do you have for artists who live in a place where it might be hard to succeed in their genre or dance music in general?
If there´s no places to play your own music, then do your own parties like me, we are a bunch of mexican producers who had to open the doors for bass music ourselves, and if you work hard and have a good team around you, then amazing things start to happen. Don´t give up on your style.
Congrats on getting added to Riot Ten’s HYPE OR DIE tour! What part of it are you are most excited for?
I´ve admire Riot Ten for so long that still amazes me that he wanted me to be a part of his tour, i love the idea of touring non stop in the US, that's going to be the first big tour i´ll experience and i´m beyond excited to be a part of it.
What are three of your rider must-haves?
Im really easy in that part, just RUM, chips, soda/water and i´m ready to go.
I need to know – when will we hear that Crizzly collab you have been teasing?
August! Can’t wait!
Finally, what does GRL GANG mean to you?
a support system, i really appreciate the support i get from you for my music, i love the idea of girls having each others backs ❤️
1- WASTED- JESSICA AUDIFFRED
2- HOODREP - POINT. BLANK
3- ILLUSION - BASSNECTAR & PEEKABOO FT. BORN I
4- LADI- G- REX
5- FUCK ALIENS - OG NIXIN
6- EXCOMMUNICADO - HEKLER
7- SELECTA- EH!DE & SPAG HEDDY
8- THE FALLOUT - MODESTEP
9- PARTY ALARM - OG NIXIN
10- PUMP IT UP - GENTLEMENS CLUB & SAMPLIFIRE
11- WHIPLASH - NAZAAR
12- SANYE - DIZZO
13- LIKE WHAT THE F - JESSICA AUDIFFRED
14- WOO BOOST (DIRT MONKEY REMIX) - RUSKO
15- FEEL YOUR LOVE (JESSICA AUDIFFRED REMIX) - FLUX PAVILION & NGHTMARE
16- BURIAL (SKRILLEX & TROLLPHACE REMIX) - YOGI FT PUSHA T
17- CALIFORNIA STYLE - OG NIXIN
18- SHRIMP CREATURE- BORGORE & NICK COLETTI
19- DEATH ANXIETY - DOCTOR P
20- CHAT CULTURE - JESSICA AUDIFFRED
21- SENPAI (L.U.X. REMIX) - BOOGIE T & SUBTRONICS
22- ZERO X (FRANKY NUTS REMIX) - LIFECYCLE
23- STEPPIN’ - JESSICA AUDIFFRED
24- G CHAIN (JESSICA AUDIFFRED REMIX) - ARIUS FT BORN I