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Charlotte Krol
25 September 2023, 12:32

Sicaria announces debut EP, shares ‘Freak 2 Freak’: Listen

The dubstep DJ, formerly one half of Sicaria Sound, shares details of her debut solo project

Sicaria poses in a low-cut black outfit
Melony Lemon

Sicaria has announced her debut EP, ‘Blood, Sweat & Self’.

The four-track EP is released on 16th November via her freshly minted label Club Confi:DANCE. It's previewed by the single ‘Freak 2 Freak‘, which you can listen to below.

‘Blood, Sweat & Self’ is described as an exploration of self by the dubstep producer, inspired by the artist and photographer Cindy Sherman and her decades-long performative practice of photographing herself under different guises.

Sicaria said of her new single: “I envisioned this track being my first solo single under the new Sicaria moniker since it encourages female empowerment both individually and as a collective. I've always admired strong female characters and looked to follow the examples set by them whilst navigating the music industry. In a predominantly male space, I’ve had to elbow my way into the position I currently occupy.

“The single also pays direct homage to the kind of music I've been playing in my sets. The lead synth is inspired by some of the initial old-school dubstep sounds that were born in the early '00s and acts as a solid nod to my predecessors. The notation was penned to provide a creeping effect – almost seeking to emulate a cartoon character sneaking around a cavernous space – before adding some sub bass and some shuffle'n'swing style drums to give the track some fun movement. To round off the track, we have the sprinklings of FX and soundbites to develop its eerie story-telling nature.”

Sicaria is currently touring North America, with European and UK dates planned for later this autumn onwards. See the full list further below.

Revisit DJ Mag's Selections feature with Sicaria from earlier this year.

Sicaria tour dates 2023-2024:

21st September – Sonia Live, Cambridge, MA, US
22nd September – Big Pink, Detroit, Michigan, US
23rd September – Iowa Undgnd, Chelsea, Iowa, US
28th September – WAKAAN Festival, Ozark, AR, US
29th September – The Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB, Canada 
30th September – The Red Room, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
1st October – Victoria Event Centre, British Colombia, Canada 
1st October – Upstairs Cabaret, Victoria, Canada 
4th October – Soundcheck, Washington, DC, US
13th October – Control Club, Bucharest, Romania 
20th October – Melkweg, ADE, Amsterdam 
21st October – Freedom Mills, Leeds, UK
27th October – 23 Degrees, London, UK 
28th October – Gonzo's Two Room, Norwich, UK 
14th November – The Tuesday Club, Sheffield, UK
1st December – Motion, Bristol, UK 
8th December – Drumsheds, London, UK 
27th January – Roundhouse, London, UK