Audri Nix Unleashes a Slow Burn R&B Evolution on New Tour Mixtape

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Puerto Rico’s Audri Nix took a turn for the emotionally loaded El Nuevo Orden Vol. 1 EP, and on the day she embarks a five-date Mexican tour, she’s setting the stage for a soulful trip.

Audri’s Niña de Oro mixtape is the tell. It’s full of slow burn ballads from hip-hop and R&B’s boundary pushers: The Internet, Banks, Tinashe, and Abra all make appearances, as does Kanye’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.” Carla Morrison’s “No Quise Mirar” is a sweet, sad moment, replaced by “Video Girl,” an FKA Twigs ode to the powerful forces of youth off the performer’s 2014 debut album LP1.

Nix is going to provide the lush, introspective counterpart to Spanish trap squad PXXR GVNG’s aggressive stage party on a string of events they’re playing in Mexico this week, including a show in Guadalajara on Tuesday, November 1 with Mariel Mariel, Planta Carnívora, and El Bruja, and then Mexico City Friday for the stacked first anniversary of promotion cabal Los Amigos with Chile’s Nación Triizy and locals BrunOG, Yoga Fire, and Erick Con Más Flow.

Upon the release of her last single, Nix told Beats 1 that “‘Más’ is the start of a whole new sound.” The vibe is chrome-plated ambition, sleek flows, and upward motion. Run through our exclusive premiere of a new mixtape to get a sense of where she’s coming from these days — and invoke some dark, dreamy Día de Muertos thoughts of your own, because ’tis the season.

Check out all of Audri Nix’s tour dates below.