• Thursday 16 18:00 - 19:00

    Sónar by Day - SonarVillage by Estrella Damm

The Reigning Queen of Jersey Club

UNIIQU3 by name, unique by nature. Cherise Gary has brought the sound of Jersey Club to a global audience. New Jersey is just ‘next to New York’ in the minds of many, but Newark, across the Hudson river from Manhattan, has a vibrant music scene of its own, as the epicentre of a East Coast club sound that takes in Jersey Club, Philly Club and Baltimore Club (Gary’s touring party is named PB&J after those three cities). Building on Baltimore Club’s pumping, upbeat vibe, Jersey Club producers take liberally from hip-hop and chart hits, which they’ll often sample, changing up the vocals to create 130-40bpm club tracks. Take ‘Microdosing’, UNIIQU3’s breakthrough hit from her EP on Local Action, where Gary chastises a lover for not committing, switching between rapid-fire rap and breathy r’n’b, all over a bubbling house track. She flips from DJ to MC in a heartbeat, as comfortable at the front of stage as she is behind the decks. At Sónar by Day, she’ll show why she’s the Queen of Jersey Club with a full-throttle live set.