WE’VE got one of the most exciting artists in electronic music on the cover this month — SOPHIE. Initially making her way in the hyperkinetic-pop world of PC Music, SOPHIE has exploded onto the international scene in recent years — working with the likes of Rihanna and Charlie XCX and signing to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Records.
SOPHIE appears to be able to do what the fuck she wants, on her own experimental terms — and in that way lies Björk-style greatness. Producer, visual artist, DJ, queer icon — it was great to catch up with SOPHIE in Ibiza recently to hear all about her history and where she’s going next (page 26 onwards).
Elsewhere in this issue we explore sci-fi techno in the wake of three acts — Seth Troxler’s Lost Souls Of Saturn, Mat Playford and A Sagittariun — releasing space-related albums this month (p36); catch techno pioneer Richie Hawtin in a reflective mood (p42); profile Canadian crate-digger Ciel (p51); and investigate the long-overlooked
Moscow bass scene (p60). Plus all your usual music reviews, live reports, tech product developments and new artist profiles that grace the mag every single month.
Oh, and don’t forget to vote in the Top 100 DJs poll from 10th July onwards. Yep, it’s that time of year again…