RB Exclusive Interview: Gem & Tauri
December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022
New Zealand DJ and producer QUIX is well known among the trap and bass scene with his wonky style of searing drops and gritty beats. Lovers of the genre can’t get enough of his manipulative style that’s been apart of their lives since 2014 and with each new release, that obsession deepens. QUIX is well into his Force of Nature tour in North America taking his pendulum of controlled chaos throughout the country and wreaking havoc stage after stage. So, this unexpected 4-track trap project is a howling welcome, especially to those who didn’t get to see him live this time around.
IDK [Vol. 1] is simply that, as the title of each track seems to be random enough to make us scratch our heads before QUIX gets our blood gurgling amongst the bass. It’s been a productive year for this dark and alluring producer after collabs with Adventure Club, “Life Long After Death,” and Alison Wonderland, “Time,” dropped. And with this being volume one, it means there’s the promise of volumes to come. Out now on his home label Dim Mak Records, listen below.
“Huhhh” opens the EP perfectly with metallic riffs and an underwater bassline. It builds and builds into this staccato pandemonium full of white noise and beats that seem to bleed spikes as they fall in line one after the other. “FON” is entirely too groovy, taking that riotous QUIX sound and spinning it into something apocalyptically complex. “Fiji Day 4” goes hard and takes on percussive elements in a way that speaks to the South Pacific Coast. The track drags you to the highest peak and throws you into bass-filled waters that carry you far away from any shore you know. And “My House is IKEA” takes us on a little drum and bass journey, melding the EP into one final head bobbing, body bouncing mosh. Truly a little compilation of IDK, that we never knew we needed.
QUIX is finishing up his tour in North America as the year comes to a close. Keep your eyes peeled for more releases while playing this one on repeat.