Do you want to know what BDE sounds like? It sounds like Jersey Club queen UNIIQU3 entering Phase 3 her bed-rockin', beat-busting sonic universe. It sounds like harnessing the gravitational pull the sun to bring all the realest party people to the dance floor, and it sounds like four minutes and 21 seconds pulsing, sweat drip dopeness.
UNIIQU3 serves that attitude on "Phase 3," her latest single out on Nina Las Vegas' NLV Records. It's a real booty bouncer. The beat is mean as hell, but it's her slick, cocky delivery on the mic that gives the track extra life.
“'Phase 3' is timeless. Don’t wait until 2020 to book women on festivals," UNIQQU3 says in an emailed statement. "This EP is called Phase 3 because that's where I'm headed. Black Lives Matter. I want to take things to the next level and create opportunities for others. ICE sucks. Jersey Club is the best. Be kind. Yes, I produce rap and write my own shit. It ain't easy, but I’m a boss. Stay blessed."
This record didn't come to play no games with you. It's straightforwardly funky and futuristic, and it's for everyone. "NLV Records wouldn't exist without UNIIQU3," Las Vegas says. "I'm hugely inspired by her passion, skill and energy. Jersey Club is such a crucial part today's dance music world, and I'm incredibly honoured to work with one the most exciting women pushing the sound to the world. As she was writing this EP, we had many discussions about dance music in 2018 and where we both fit within it. Moving forward, we were driven to work on our music, owning who we are. When she sent through the EP demos, I was brought to tears by how incredible it was. Powerful and necessary."
"Phase 3" is out on NLV Records Friday (Aug. 10), but you can get involved with the movement today, exclusively on Billboard Dance.
Check out UNIQQU3 tour dates:
Aug. 25 -- Newark, NJ @ Livestream 'PHASE 3' Release Party
Aug. 31-- New York, NY @ Electric Zoo
Sept. 12 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Sept.13 ---Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
Sept. 14 -- Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Sept. 15 -- Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
Sept. 19 -- San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
Sept. 20 -- San Jose, CA @ The Continental
Sept. 21 -- Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Sept. 22 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Great Northern
Sept. 23 -- Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
Sept. 26 -- Portland, OR @ Holocene
Sept. 27 -- Vancouver, BC @ MIA
Sept. 28 -- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile