SICARIA releases debut EP, ‘Blood, Sweat & Self’: Listen
SICARIA has released her debut EP, ‘Blood, Sweat & Self’.
Spanning four tracks, the dubstep producer and DJ explore the 140 BPM tempo zone across the record, while also nodding towards her Moroccan heritage.
Speaking about the EP, SICARIA said in a statement: “I’m a huge fan of channelling the spiritual realm. It is a practice that’s been consistent in the maternal side of my Moroccan family for generations and so I picked up a new pack of oracle cards to add to my collection whilst on tour in the US last year.
“Fast forward to the beginning of 2023, the start of my SICARIA journey, and when doing some personal readings on the future of my music career, I would always draw the ‘Cindy Sherman’ card! I just knew from then that I’d be working her into my music in some way. Sherman is known for her conceptual photography in which she portrays herself in a variety of different roles and personas.
“Echoing Sherman’s visual work, I chose to create four different tracks all flexing diverse flavours by using a variety of distinct styles spanning Moroccan Gnawa, conventional dubstep, dancehall, grime and R&B. The different emotions and themes in each track perfectly reflect each aspect of my personality: with ‘Freak 2 Freak’ and ‘(Not So) Serious Ting’ portraying my darker, heavier and tougher side vs. the softer melodic sounds in ‘Still Swingin’ and ‘Tout De Sweet’.”
You can listen to ‘Blood, Sweat & Self’ in full below, and get it on Bandcamp here.
Revisit SICARIA’s contribution to our Selections feature series, from February of this year, here.