It was clear Jiqui had some heat coming down the pipe after releasing his 2023 showcase “Cataclysm” this month, and this new track “Sonar” is the perfect example. Jiqui doesn’t shy away from pushing bizarre bass design to its limits with gnarly drops and completely unforgiving flow. Simply put, he doesn’t miss.
He has already been on tour with Riot Ten, provided support on Kompany’s “Untouchable” tour, and select shows as support for Phiso. With his upcoming wild releases he’s promising early in 2023, expect to see this artist headlining his own shows sooner rather than later.
Playing with the aquatic theme, Jiqui takes us deep into the sea with bubbling pulses and a monologue about underwater communication systems. The world-building pays off with a vicious drop combining more standard dubstep and that grotesque tearout sound. The screeching bass and reserved drum programming contrast each other brilliantly, giving space for layers of distortion in the precise bass flow. Whirs, clicks, beeps, and otherwise captivating samples fill the pocket between each phrase utilizing sounds distinct to this artist’s vision.
“Cataclysm” proves that 2023 is Jiqui’s year, and “SONAR” solidifies that. We truly can’t wait to hear what other mind-bending sounds this artist plans on cramming through a stereo bus and out of our speakers.
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