Bern / Switzerland
JESSIQUOI is Switzerland’s big secret that is about to get out. A producer and performer originally from Australia, her beats flow somewhere between fresh Electronica, World music and Rap. Her vocals, colourful costumes and wild make-up embody a sheer and endless creativity. A goddess of DIY, she takes the stage with her own hand-made wooden wagon which is covered in lights, mementos from Asia and various electronic equipment. Then she hits the audience with her dance, her voice and displays full control of her many electronic instruments and effects. As if that weren’t enough, all her material is completely self-produced, including the GuZheng (Chinese harp) she brought back home to sample, because that’s how modern goddesses roll these days.
Although sometimes compared to M.I.A, Grimes and Die Antwoord she actually draws inspiration from her favourite games, Japanese anime, cartoons and books which influence not only her sound but the visual presentation of her work.