QUIX join forces with SOFI for electrifying new track ‘Drop ‘Em’

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QUIX, a rising star from New Zealand, collaborated with SOFI, a well-known singer-songwriter, actor, choreographer, and all-around performer, for their latest single, ‘DROP ‘EM’.

QUIX traveled to North America for the first time in 2017 for 10 shows and finally completed an astonishing 42 stops. Since then, he’s been tearing up trap scenes and breaking new ground with his unique sound design. After three major tours in 2018, including Coachella and supporting Steve Aoki’s Kolony tour, QUIX had a breakout year with their “Illusions EP” on Dim Mak. It has garnered millions of plays, creatively blending genres with powerful vocals while staying true to QUIX’s signature sound. He was also honored by Spotify to be featured on the covers of two of their biggest international dance playlists, Mint and Dance Rising, and officially remixed for artists like Steve Aoki, GASHI, RL Grime, and more.

Released via Steve Aoki’s imprint, Dim Mak Records, ‘DROP ‘EM’, marks the first collaboration of QUIX and SOFI. A nostalgic treat for longstanding fans of electronic dance music and new listeners alike, SOFI’s performance – most famous for her collaborations with deadmau5 on his breakthrough4×4=12 album (Sofi Needs a Ladder and One Trick Pony) – delivers flare and sass with her rap-like vocals. The seamless blending of hard-hitting basslines and danceable melodies in ‘DROP ‘EM’ demonstrates QUIX’s creative prowess and makes it a promising future festival song that’s sure to go viral this season. Both musicians have a lot to say about the inspiration for the song.

To be making a song with SOFI is a lifelong dream coming true. Before I even could produce music, I listened to her on ‘4×4=12‘ and especially resonated with her song “One Trick Pony.” The aggressive powerful rap style vocal was so inspiring and to be here making a song with her now is a big full circle moment. Years ago, I originally had this beat made as a fun remix for a friend, but after some time, I felt that I really had to show the world this song as an original record and so I sought out looking for a top-line. House music isn’t necessarily my go-to genre to produce, but I feel as though this is the best representation of my take on house, and I’m so happy to have worked with SOFI and not only credit to her performance on the record, but an amazing person to have collaborated with.

– QUIX

DROP ‘EM‘ is kinda my love letter to electronic music and its scene. The sense of defiance and, at the same time, full submission. Lyrically I like to play with double meanings, blurring the lines between being literal and metaphorical and leaving things up for interpretation. As soon as I heard QUIX‘s first draft, I felt like I wanted to create something that would be fun for me to perform live and that I would also feel hyped to bop to if I heard it being played out. There’s a call-and-response element to it that feels unanimous. Like when you and your friend finish each other’s sentences

– SOFI

Image Credits: Kamil Kwiatkowski (Press Kit)

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