Sophie (42)

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Sophie Xeon
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Sophie Xeon (17 September 1986 – 30 January 2021) better known mononymously as SOPHIE (stylised in all caps), was a Scottish musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ. Sophie was known for her synthesised and "hyperkinetic" take on pop music, and came to prominence with singles such as "Bipp" (2013) and "Lemonade" (2014).

Sophie died aged 34 at 4am local time on 30 January 2021 at her home in Athens, Greece following an accident. According to her UK label, Transgressive, the artist slipped and fell to her death while climbing to watch the full moon.
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Albums

FCL237LP, TRANS368X Sophie (42) - Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides album art Sophie (42) Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (Album) Transgressive Records FCL237LP, TRANS368X Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none Sophie (42) - Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides Remix Album album art Sophie (42) Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides Remix Album (Album, Comp) Transgressive Records, Future Classic none 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

H+P006 Sophie (42) - Nothing More To Say album art Sophie (42) Nothing More To Say Huntleys & Palmers H+P006 UK 2012 Sell This Version
NMBRS26 Sophie (42) - Bipp / Elle album art Sophie (42) Bipp / Elle (Single) Numbers. NMBRS26 UK 2013 Sell This Version
NMBRS34 Sophie (42) - Lemonade / Hard album art Sophie (42) Lemonade / Hard (Single) Numbers. NMBRS34 UK 2014 Sell This Version
NMBRS46MSM Sophie (42) - Msmsmsm album art Sophie (42) Msmsmsm(File, WAV, Single) Numbers. NMBRS46MSM 2015
none Sophie (42) - Just Like We Never Said Goodbye  album art Sophie (42) Just Like We Never Said Goodbye (CDr, Single, Promo) Inertia none Australia 2015 Sell This Version
NMBRS47 Sophie (42) - L.O.V.E. / Just Like We Never Said Goodbye  album art Sophie (42) L.O.V.E. / Just Like We Never Said Goodbye (12", Single) Numbers. NMBRS47 UK 2015 Sell This Version
NMBRS46 Sophie (42) - Msmsmsm / Vyzee album art Sophie (42) Msmsmsm / Vyzee(12", Single) Numbers. NMBRS46 UK 2015 Sell This Version
NMBRS26BIPP Sophie (42) - Bipp album art Sophie (42) Bipp(File, MP3, Single, 320) Numbers. NMBRS26BIPP UK 2015
TRANS325 Sophie (42) - It's Okay To Cry album art Sophie (42) It's Okay To Cry (Single) Transgressive Records TRANS325 2017
TRANS330 Sophie (42) - Ponyboy album art Sophie (42) Ponyboy(File, MP3, Single, 320) Transgressive Records TRANS330 2017
none Sophie (42) - 9 (After Coachella) album art Cashmere Cat Featuring & Sophie (42) Cashmere Cat Featuring & Sophie (42) - 9 (After Coachella)(File, FLAC, Single) Mad Love Records (3), Interscope Records none Europe 2017
TRANS353 Sophie (42) - Faceshopping album art Sophie (42) Faceshopping(File, MP3, Single, 320) Transgressive Records TRANS353 Europe 2018
BH 001DGS9 Sophie (42) - 1,2,3 Dayz Up album art Kim Petras Featuring Sophie (42) Kim Petras Featuring Sophie (42) - 1,2,3 Dayz Up (Single) BunHead BH 001DGS9 2019
NMBRS67UNISIL Sophie (42) - Unisil album art Sophie (42) Unisil (Single) Numbers. NMBRS67UNISIL UK 2021
NMBRS67 Sophie (42) - Bipp (Autechre Mx) / Unisil album art Sophie (42) Bipp (Autechre Mx) / Unisil (Single) Numbers. NMBRS67 2021 Sell This Version
NMBRS67D Sophie (42) - Bipp (Autechre Mx) album art Sophie (42) Bipp (Autechre Mx) (Single) Numbers. NMBRS67D UK 2021

Compilations

BRC-493 Sophie (42) - Product album art Sophie (42) Product (Comp, Album) Numbers., Numbers. BRC-493 Japan 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Sophie (42) - Get Higher (Japan Bonus Track) album art Sophie (42) Get Higher (Japan Bonus Track)(File, WAV) Beat Records, Numbers. none Japan 2015

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OhmyBlog

OhmyBlog

February 23, 2021
Sophie will stay as one of the best music producers of all time.
magsrecords

magsrecords

February 9, 2021
Was able to see her live a year or two ago. Pretty incredible show, it's awful she's gone. Rest easy
charlixcx

charlixcx

February 6, 2021
Rest in power. Thank you for creating such a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community. Your ability to captivate an entire room with your smile and sound will forever be praised in my mind and heart. Nothing More To Say.
pokolo

pokolo

February 3, 2021
edited 3 months ago
genre and generationally defining artist.

seriously, there may never be another like her. we have Arca still but what she did for music and LGBTQ representation is unremarkable. she had as bright a future as any artist.

really hope we see those PRODUCT LP's repressed along with Nothing More To Say in a fairly priced bundle on a much widely available scale. i need to bump SOPHIE whenever possible as much as possible. her spirit lives on through her music.
nickshook

nickshook

February 1, 2021
edited 3 months ago
"Well, you have the possibility with electronic music to generate any texture, in theory, and any sound. So, why would any musician want to limit themselves? You should want to work with the most powerful tools you can work with. And in the past that may have been a piano or a guitar, but now I think the power of software and synthesizers is something that all musicians, I would think, would want to harness."

Whenever I think of SOPHIE, that exact quote ALWAYS comes to mind. The interview it came from meant so much to me when I first saw it. This news feels absolutely world-shattering to me because it was my entire worldview that she had a hand in influencing. Not only in music, but in life, too. She was the most empowering figure in my life and lifted me up like nobody else. I am who I am thanks to her influence...
If you are a producer, musician, artist, anything, never be afraid to be unapologetically yourself. Push yourself to your limit with your craft BECAUSE YOU CAN.

My hero, a larger-than-life persona. Thank you for everything, I'm a better person because of you.

REST IN POWER SOPHIE
JosiahStarMusic

JosiahStarMusic

January 31, 2021
If A.G. Cook is the godfather of hyperpop, can we remember SOPHIE as the godmother of hyperpop? 💖
splash-mob

splash-mob

January 31, 2021
SOPHIE's music will forever mean the world to me. i will miss you so much. a once-in-a-lifetime artist...
rest in peace. you will forever be an inspiration, and your impact on the world will continue for decades to come.
BernieSanders

BernieSanders

January 30, 2021
Such a beautiful soul, it isn’t fair.. we love you forever Sophie
flynncooklol

flynncooklol

January 30, 2021
what the fuck man. such an influence, such an inspiration. gone way too fucking soon. SOPHIE was a gift.
its ok to cry all
Weirdcore

Weirdcore

January 30, 2021
Phh, What can you say? I'm heartbroken, we first found out we lost Doom earlier this month, which hurt, but this is something else... something even more personal. She was fantastic, extraordinarily gifted, powerful and somehow made the ugly, beautiful.

All of this was reflected in her personality, I saw her once about 5 years ago before her coming out. She stood there, black leather jacket, motionless, throwing out bomb after bomb, with only the occasional head bop or smile, even during tracks like 'Vroom Vroom' being dropped. It was like watching a porcelain doll, effortless, mesmerising and totally unique to watch.

The one thing I can take with me is the fact we got the Autechre remix she so desperately wanted just before she passed.
Rest in paradise.

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