Sophia Essél hails from Liverpool, a city rich in musical heritage. Many have tried and failed to become the next music superstar to emerge from such an esteemed city, Sophia Essél is destined to join the elite few who have gone down in Liverpool folklore.
Despite only deciding to pursue a career as an artist 18-months ago, Sophia has already made incredible strides having had releases on highly respected house labels Swerve Digital, DJ S.K.T’s Stashed Music in 2018. Whilst in 2019 Sophia has released 'The Franchise' on Toolroom which to date has racked up a staggering 143k+ streams on Spotofy alone and charted in the Beatport Top 50, hot off the back of this hit Sophia signed to Sinister Sounds with a total of 75k+ streams across Spotify and Youtube demonstrating her appeal to deliver dance-floor anthems and underground tech house bombs.
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, Kinnerman, Illyus & Barrientos, Roger Sanchez, Steve Lawler, Dennis Ferrer, Mark Knight, Mat.Joe, DJ SKT, Toni Varga and in particular Toolroom label boss Mark Knight who made her recent release 'The Franchise' his Killer Cut on Toolroom Radio two weeks in a row!
It is easy to see why the demand for Sophia is rising at a rate of knots. This has seen her perform 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.
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 and Illyus & Barrientos.
It is clear to see this precocious talent is one to watch!