Sophie Francis

Sophie Francis
Release date
01 January 1970
Sophie Francis
01 January 1970 |

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Plucked from obscurity at the tender age of 14, Sophie began charting her path from a school challenge, of all
things. Asked to master a skill over nine months, Sophie decided that she’d put her musical acumen to task. She
went to class to learn to DJ and, as she learned the technical side, she quickly realized there was something much
more at her fingertips. She began to obsess about music and mixing, production and the art of it all. She felt the real
pull of music and what it can do for people and suddenly this school project became the catalyst of a career. She
booked her first residency around this time at a local bar called ‘Het Pumpke’ where she perfected her skills and, as
she played for more and more people, the artist inside began to emerge. She realized that she could connect with
people in a powerful way through music.

She was hooked.

As 2015 came to a close, Sophie was invited to South Africa for a tour where she performed on the mainstage of
The Ruins Festival in St. Francis Bay, followed by a club show at The Coco Club in Cape Town, and rounding it all off
with a fantastic appearance on Expresso a national TV show with 1.5 million viewers.

Next stop, 2016 where Sophie discovered a label that was accepting new producers. She sent 3 un-mastered
demos and the result was unprecedented. They wanted them all. The label worked with Sophie on co-production
and turned the 3 demos into fully realized hits. The singles; ‘Drop Of A Dime’, ‘Up In This’ and ‘Bad Boy’ were
released on Freeway Recordings, sub-label of 076 Records, at the beginning of 2016, and each reached Top 20
status on the Beatport Progressive-House chart. DJs supporting the records included; Tiësto, Quintino, Ummet
Ozcan, Thomas Gold, Tritonal, Juicy M… and many others. The tracks were also added to rotation on NRJ and
Tiësto’s Club Life worldwide radio show.

Sophie’s 4th single ‘Annihilate’ was gifted to her growing fan-base as a thank you for their overwhelming support.
Fans again surprised everyone by pushing the song to a viral status by logging a mind-boggling 2 million plays on

The summer of 2016 was very successful, performing mainstage for festivals of 35.000 people in Valencia, playing
at top-ranked best clubs in the world by DJ Mag and gaining fan base after every single show. The season gave
Sophie a special highlight when she was confirmed to play as the ‘New Discovery’ special guest which included
performing at 15 shows at BCM Mallorca; the most important nights at this premium club and brought to
prominence by alums such as; Steve Aoki, Oliver Heldens, and Nervo among others. Sophie was joined on stage by Martin Garrix where the pair performed an impromptu B2B set.

The milestones continued in 2016 when Sophie released her first vocal track ‘Walls’, on Powerhouse Music. ‘Walls’
entered the playlists of national Dutch radio stations (538, SlamFM, 3FM) and received a staggering 94% vote of
‘likes’ from listeners on 538 and broke into the Top 30 on the Dutch Airplay chart. ‘Walls’ was followed by the
release of ‘Don’t Stop’, a club track on the Dirty Dutch imprint. The song entered the top 15 on Beatport’s chart,
and was premiered by David Guetta and supported by many international DJs.

With the new year of 2017 rolling in, a new label came calling and, in late January, Sophie signed a deal with
Spinnin’ Records. Her first single, ‘Without You’ was released in February and included a unique and quirky video
that you can watch here. Her follow up single Lovedrunk was released in May and features a powerful vocal punch
that harkens back to the raspy grit of Janis Joplin. Spinnin’ has made it clear that Sophie is a priority for them and
have included her on the Spinnin’ Sessions in Miami and their stage at Tomorrowland in Belgium.

Speaking of Miami, Sophie was thrilled to perform at her first US show at none other than the Ultra Music Festival
at Worldwide stage, where she blew both the crowd and live stream audiences away. Thousands of new fans were
made after her performance taking to social media to declare her set as one of the best performances at Ultra2017
and it cemented her new status as a festival headliner. After her set, Sophie was named by Billboard Magazine as
one of Ultra Music Festival’s Top 5 Female Performances.

It was also around this time that Sophie was named to the prestigious “Top 25 Most Influential Artists Under 25” by
Spotify NL. She’s joined by fellow artists Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens among others.

Having a Zen-like mastery of work is paying off for Sophie. She’s a bona-fide rockstar on stage making crowds of
people experience a kind of musical nirvana that is epic to watch. They get her because she gets them, and that’s a
gift only a real DJ can give.

Sophie Francis graduated high school in 2017 and has been touring internationally since, with already a huge
popularity rate in Asia where she has played at Ultra Korea, Ultra Beijing, Ultra Japan, EDC Asia and a huge amount
of awesome club shows. Of course the summers are filled with top festivals around the world including; Palmesus
in Norway, Parookaville and AirBeatOne in Germany, and Tomorrowland in Belgium to name a few.

Sophie Francis released ‘Stay Up’, which has received over 13 million streams. Her releases around that time;
Weekend Love’, ‘Lose My Mind’ and ‘On My Way’, cause for a total of 40+ million streams on Spotify. In 2019 she
kept touring the world adding countries to the list like Mozambique (African Fashion Week) and Guatemala (Holy
Colour Festival). During her heavy touring schedule Sophie found the time to create some more musical magic
releasing a more club like sound with “Six Pack”, “Roll Up” and “A-FREAK-A”. That last track really takes you back to
a big part of Sophie her life in Africa which inspired her for the song. Already this year there are some releases
planned which we are sure will be hits! Stay tuned for a lot of exciting and new things to happen.


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