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JESSICA AUDIFFRED DROPS SECOND FACE-MELTER OF THE MONTH ‘NEVER BE THE SAME’ FEATURING SARA BENYO

Since first stepping foot in the bass and dubstep scene, Jessica Audiffred has been taking over, shaking up dancefloors across the globe with her bass-drenched sound. Following a year jam-packed with sonic releases and riding the tail-end of her wildly successful ‘Ryoko’ North American tour, including several sold out dates in major cities across the country, Jessica Audiffred is back with her second offering of the month, ‘Never Be The Same’ featuring Sara Benyo. This time around, Audiffred makes her glorious return to Bassrush after her May-released single ‘Riding’, featured on Insomniac’s EDC 2022 Compilation and her explosive track ‘The King Is Dead’, dubbed the Forbidden Kingdom 2021 anthem. ‘Never Be The Same’ marks Audiffred’s second release of December, following her first official collaboration with dubstep don Excision, ‘Rise’ featuring Leah Culver, released just last week via Excision’s renowned Subsidia imprint. Offering listeners another delectable taste of what she has in store for the remainder of the year, ‘Never Be The Same’ is out now and available to stream across all platforms via Bassrush

STREAM / DOWNLOAD: JESSICA AUDIFFRED – ‘NEVER BE THE SAME’ FEATURING SARA BENYO  [BASSRUSH]

From the start, ‘Never Be The Same’ is atmospherically entrancing, opening with sound elements reminiscent of a thundering rainforest. Bolstered by mild drum patterns and twinkling synth-work, Sara Benyo’s enthralling vocals slowly follow, taking the focal point of the track. A rising tension is slowly built, infusing Benyo’s vocals with warbly elements before unveiling a hefty slew of ferocious bass boasting the larger-than-life in-your-face elements that Jessica Audiffred fans know and love. Twinkling synth work is replaced with razer-like serrated synths and sharp, stabbing glitch-like elements, quite unlike anything heard before. Featuring a hard-hitting energy that never lets up, the track leaves it impossible for listeners not to nod their head with the beat. True to its title, electronic music fans and headbangers alike will ‘Never Be The Same’ after experiencing the whirlwind of sound exuded from Audiffed’s latest sonic offering.

From stepping behind the decks at major festivals including EDC Las VegasLost Lands and Bass Canyon, to playing sold out areas with industry titans like Excision and Riot TenJessica Audiffred has become a household name in the bass and dubstep scene. Her productions have garnered the support from industry powerhouses including ExcisionFuntcase and Flux Pavillion, with several releases finding a home on each titan’s subsequent label. 

Holding the alpha city of her upbringing close to her, Jessica Audiffred has launched several exciting projects that have propelled the bass scene  in Mexico City forward. Further bringing her creative vision and discernment for electronic music to life, Audiffred launched her prolific imprint ‘A Records’, supporting the releases of rising Latinx producers. Over the years, Audiffred and her close-knit team at MAYD Artists, have used their platform to bring attention to artists including rising Argentina-based talent ARTIX! and  Mexico City-based producer Youth In Circles, sharing the stage with both of the talented producers on her ‘Ryoko’ tour, as well as tapping Youth In Circles for the alluring string-riff found on her recent collaboration with Excision, ‘Rise’. A talented and innovative producer at her core, Audiffred is an artist who sets a leading example, establishing the first radio show for bass music in Mexico, ‘Back to Bassics’, as well as championing Mexico’s largest bass-festival to date, ‘MadHouse’. The exciting event marked a historical moment in her native country’s history with Audiffred being the first Mexican national DJ to accomplish such a feat. 

Bringing fans further into her creative vision and musical prowess, Jessica Audiffred’s second offering of the month serves as another prime aide-memoire that the reign of Jessica Audiffred is upon us. Gearing up for an exciting year ahead, Audiffred isn’t nearly finished as she prepares to drop several face-melting productions including a collaboration with Adventure Club slated for release later this month and a collaboration with DJ Diesel (Shaq) underway. With her first-rate production technique, business savvy mind and unequivocal branding, Mexico’s bass queen is undoubtedly one to watch out for as she continues to forge her own path in the electronic dance space.

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.