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Sophia Essél returns to the Spotlight Mix series


Sophia Essél hails from Liverpool, England a city world-renowned for its musical heritage. Many have tried and failed to become the next breakout music talent from such an esteemed city but the few who do succeed are made of something special, Sophia Essél is just that.

Despite only deciding to pursue a career as an artist 18-months ago, Sophia has already made incredible strides having had releases on respected house labels Swerve Digital and DJ S.K.T’s Stashed Music in 2018. 

Sophia’s sound is characterised by rolling hypnotic house grooves, warped vocals, chunky beats and euphoric breakdowns, all wrapped up with an authentic old-school vibe this has resulted in turning industry peers and fans heads. Sophia has received support from industry heavweights; Richy Ahmed, Detlef, Martin Ikin, Hannah Wants, Roger Sanchez, Steve Lawler, Dennis Ferrer, DJ SKT Toni Varga, Kinnerman, Illyus & Barrientos and Richie Hawtin.

Early in 2019, she shows no signs of easing up, landing releases on heavyweight labels Toolroom Records and Underground Audio, it is easy to see why the demand for Sophia is constantly rising at a rate of knots. This has seen her perform DJ sets at some of the best clubs in the UK and Europe for some of the world’s most respected dance music brands; Hush, Ibiza, Jacked, Lincoln to a sold-out crowd, playing a main-room slots for Steel Yard, London, Liverpool Pride as well as holding residencies at Sankeys Ibiza, Eden, Ibiza Rocks Hotel and Es Paradis in 2018 playing alongside some of the most respected names in house music from Josh Butler to Pirupa.

Sophia has managed this all whilst holding down a successful radio residency for the highly respected taste-maker publication Data Transmission titled ‘Sophia Essél presents’ managing to land guest-mixes from; Weiss, Jimmy Switch, Mason Collective, Illyus & Barrientos to name a few.

Sophia is an amazing emerging talent and we are excited to welcome her back to the Spotlight mix series today.

Track list – 
Gerd – still believe 
Breach – you won’t find love again 
Will Easton – 18 month free trial 
Disclosure – when a fire starts to burn (shapeless remix)
Chambray – anew
Raumakustik – trigger kick 
Veerus – organum 
Leftwing and Kody – in the moment
Rebuke – along came polly 
Rebuke – jump ship 
Janet Jackson – what have you done for me lately (Sophia Essel Remix) 
Dimmish – Lucy Lui