Strap in and get ready for a wild dystopian visual ride with Jessequoi's video for "The Addict."
Jessiquoi would be the first to tell you: all music is world music. All styles come from somewhere, and modern pop songs are juxtapositions of sounds that have developed in disparate cultures across the globe. But we're pretty confident that there are few artists anywhere who are making cultural connections with the audacity and alacrity that Jessiquoi does. North American pop, East Asian folk, Teutonic electro, bhangra: it's all there in her songs, and it all fits together seamlessly. A Jessiquoi track is a breakneck trip around the planet - and you'll never know where she's taking you next.
She was raised in Australia, came to fame in Switzerland, and she's traveled all over the world. She's been inspired in equal measure by British rappers and Japanese anime. But it's not about the stamps on her passport; it's about the size of her imagination. She's the sort of producer who can drop a digital synthesizer next to a classic Chinese GuZheng harp in a manner that amplifies the qualities of both instruments. In short, Jessiquoi possesses a rare kind of musical intelligence, and her current base has begun to take notice: she's been invited to play at some of the biggest festivals in Switzerland, including Zurich Openair, Gurten, and the Dachstock.