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DUBSTEP DON EXCISION TAPS JESSICA AUDIFFRED FOR BASS-DRENCHED COLLABORATION, ‘RISE,’ FEATURING LEAH CULVER

OUT NOW VIA SUBSIDIA RECORDS

Rising DJ and producer Jessica Audiffred returns to the release radar after a wildly successful 2022 saw the bass queen drop a handful of original productions, as well as embark on her gargantuan 40-date ‘Ryoko’ North American tour, packing out venues and selling out several shows across the country. Ending the year with a bang, Jessica Audiffred has teamed up with dubstep kingpin Excision for another sonic offering that oozes with soul-rendering bass sounds, their single ‘Rise’ featuring live-vocalist Leah Culver. A long-time confidante and an avid supporter of Audiffred’s original productions, as well as including her in lineups for iconic festivals including Lost Lands and Bass Canyon, the latest from the pair marks the first time Excision and Audiffred have teamed up for an official collaboration. Finding a home on Excision’s very own imprint, Subsidia Records, ‘Rise’ is out now and available to stream across all platforms. 

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: EXCISION & JESSICA AUDIFFRED – ‘RISE’ FEAT. LEAH CULVER
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Kicking off with delicate instrumentation and a textured string-riff, perfectly paired alongside an alluringly seductive vocal cut, the stunning tune instantly envelopes the ears, cascading into an intensely captivating production. Excision and Jessica Audiffred tapped Leah Culver for lyrical duty, best known for lending her vocal talent to the likes of MarshmelloAdventure ClubLiquid Stranger, and many more. Culver’s airy vocals take the focal point as a rising tension is slowly built before unleashing in full force, a barrage of hefty, soul-rendering bass and stabbing, glitch-like elements. With high-octane sensibilities, the track features a relentlessly unyielding energy and  a rollercoaster of bass drenched sound. Marking a pivotal moment in Audiffred’s musical career, ‘Rise’ serves as a stellar new addition to Subsidia Records sonic discography.

“Being able to collaborate on a song with Jeff (Excision) is really special to me, as he has been one of my earliest supporters dating back to when he invited me on stage for a B2B at Bass Canyon 2019. Since then, I’ve always wanted to produce a song with him. It is an honor to work with such talented artists like Leah and Jeff in making this record. The track itself is so special with the live guitars and an incredibly powerful and meaningful message within the lyrics. I can’t wait for the world to hear it!”

– Jessica Audiffred

“This was a fun one to work on! Jess and Leah are both powerhouse talents. Hope all the Headbangers enjoy it!”

– Excision

Hailing from Mexico City, Jessica Audiffred has taken the bass and trap scene in North America by storm, releasing on some of the genre’s most coveted labels including BassrushFuntcase’s DPMO,  Flux Pavillion’s Circus Records, as well as gracing the stages of legendary festivals including EDC Las VegasBeyondWonderlandLostLands, and more. Audiffred’s no stranger to Excision’s prolific imprint SubsidiaRecords, releasing several original productions over the years including her hard-hitting collaboration with CHRMNDRS ‘Nothing’sLeft’, featuring vocalist SarahBenyo, her relentlessly unyielding single ‘Nindo’, and more. A long time supporter of her music, Excision has included her tracks in his live sets several times, including her unofficial remix of his very own explosive collaboration ‘Africa’ with DionTimmer.

As the year comes to a close, her latest endeavor on Subsidia marks another milestone in Audiffred’s career, being the first official collaboration she has released with the king of dubstep himself, a highly impressive feat that further solidifies Audiffred position as a force to be reckoned with in the electronic dance space. An inimitable shining star within the bass and dubstep music scene, the reign of JessicaAudiffred is only just beginning, as she gears up for two high-profile collaborations underway, one with AdventureClub and one with DJDiesel. Offering another premier example of her subsonic sound design, ‘Rise‘ is an alluring coup de maître of sound, offering listeners a taste of what to expect from Jessica Audiffred as she prepares to drop a handful of explosive productions later this month.

ABOUT JESSICA AUDIFFRED – Dubbed “one of the hardest players in the game” (by Festival Voice), in only a few short years (since her introduction to the US market), Jessica Audiffred’s North American resume already includes B2B showcases and tours with industry giants like Excision, sold out arenas with Riot Ten, monthly residencies across the country and rapturous dance floors slammed wall to wall in what Insomniac’s, Bassrush has likened to “…dropped jaws and cracked skulls.” A talent whose sound has long outgrown Mexico City, the alpha metropolis of her upbringing and rise to prominence, Jessica has managed to establish her own niche style within the Bass and Trap genre’s not only as a legitimate, sought after music producer but also as a captivating live performer, moving festival crowds at EDCLost LandsBeyond Wonderland and Forbidden Kingdom year after year alongside world class acts and relevant talent. Between neck breaking festival weapons appearing on the trending labels such as Subsidia and campaign defining music for Adidas (Latin America), collaborations with industry boss-man ExcisionWalshy Fire (of ‘Major Lazer’ fame) and many others along the way, Jessica has been busy in the studio not only creatively but also as a music instructor who loves to share her studio secrets with her heavily engaged fan base. In 2016, with great success Jessica introduced her A Records imprint further expressing her concept and discernment for Electronic music. Skrillex & co.’s Nest HQ celebrated her as a “Tastemaker…soon to be a major staple in the global dance scene”. Bassrush and Your EDM hailed her “the undisputed Queen of Mexico’s Trap and Bass scene” and the ‘DJ Times’ referred to her as “a dominant force in Bass music.” Before even having stepped foot in North America, Jessica’s heavy blog presence earned her the attention of industry titans such as Flux Pavilion, who in 2016 went as far as including her in his small list of top global acts for the ‘DJmag’ top 100 – signing her to his label, Circus Recordings and offering her the opportunity to remix his acclaimed release alongside NGHTMRE, “Feel Your Love”. The following years saw Jessica’s profile grow, breezing through a 40 city US tour with great success – all while championing Mexico’s first ever Bass-centric party MadHouse’which grew to a record breaking 5,000 attendees at the Pepsi Center CDMX in 2022 and hailed as a “historic moment for the country” by over 100 publications across Mexico. Run the Trap and Audio Femme bet on Jessica’s future with no delay, as did Your EDM who has listed her as one of the very few DJ’s to watch year after year. Awarded the title of “#1 DJ in Mexico” by MDM via a landslide vote, Jessica is ‘Steppin’ into the new year with all the energy of her bass drops, sneakers laced and ‘Evil A’s’ at the ready – as EDM Manic put it, the industry is expecting “nothing short of a revolution” from Jessica Audiffred.

ABOUT EXCISION – Imagine a world consumed by earth-shattering bass vibrations. An apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds that melt minds and make bodies thrash. The spectacular audiovisual experience of an Excision show has the capacity to transport fans to another dimension where Headbangers rule the land. His current touring stage production The Evolution is his most captivating and impressive to date. Equipped with an absurd amount of lights, lasers, subwoofers, and massive immersive visuals, it’s guaranteed to blow the minds of all in attendance. Excision continuously pushes the boundaries on heavy Bass Music and production, championing an unmatched dedication to his craft and fan experience within the genre. Hailing from Kelowna, British Columbia, Excision has spent his career dedicated to the Bass Music scene, leading and innovating in the creation of a massive, passionate Dubstep community. Within the last five years, Excision has launched multiple large-scale festival productions that over 100,000 dedicated fans call “home.” Excision’s prehistoric themed dinosaur festival Lost Lands celebrated its fifth year in 2022, while Bass Canyon, a dubstep haven nestled along the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre will see its fourth. Excision’s dedication to touring is unheralded as he’s headlined well over 1000 shows in the last decade of touring, including at his major branded events like ThunderdomeThe Coliseum, and many more. He has also headlined to massive crowds at festivals across the globe including EDC Las VegasLollapaloozaUltraElectric ZooGlobal DanceNocturnalEscape, and many others. Ever-creating, Excision’s newest festival Paradise Blue is an all-inclusive Dubstep resort adventure to CancúnMexico. Excision’s expansive discography spans five full-length studio albums, countless EPs and singles, 15 annual fan-favorite mixes, all of which have collectively amassed over 2 billion streams globally. His new record label Subsidia was birthed in 2020 following in the footsteps of his previous imprint Rottun Records, and it released over 400 tracks released in its first year alone. Subsidia celebrates the diversity of Bass Music and has become an exceptional platform for both established and emerging artists. Excision’s influence can be felt in every facet of the industry, and though he’s already established a legendary brand, he’s continually striving to help the community grow. “Everything I do is focused around the mission of helping Bass Music grow, while still staying true to itself, constantly innovative and fresh. We have such a caring and loving group of people involved within this scene, and I hope the music will help more people find their home within it.” – Excision