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Release Date: Friday 30th November 2012
Title: Aphoria Horizonte
Artist: Sofie Loizou
Side A - Saturday Night Blues
Side B - Aphoria Horizonte
Format: 10" Limited Vinyl
Label: Radical Nature
Radical Nature Records is proud to present the second in a series of 10” vinyl releases - Aphoria Horizonte by Sofie Loizou.
Following the success of Radical Nature's previous release, a collaboration between Sofie Loizou & bvdub, Sofie packed up her tools of the trade; arriving in Berlin just as the grey skies parted. Embedded in Berlin’s creative scene, she spent the summer and autumn in her well-travelled studio enticing warm, organic sounds and curious samples, drenched in the rich overtones of dusty old synths.
“Aphoria Horizonte” is an emotionally sublime duet. Title track, Saturday Night Blues depicts subtle hues emanating from the shadows of a lost weekend. Shuffling beats and deep bass will warm up any darkly lit space. Complimenting this is the title track, Aphoria Horizonte; a psychedelic mantra incorporating broken rhythms and dreamy melodic noise; overwhelming the senses and taking you soaring into another dimension.
Presented in beautiful full-colour cover art, created and designed by Bec Paton from Sydney’s Equilibrium design and mastered at Berlin’s infamous Dubplates & Mastering. This release will be sure to pique the interest of electronic music collectors worldwide.
A vibrant new face staking out her turf in the underground electronic scene and beyond, Sofie Loizou brings together beautifully nuanced electronics with a polished live presence. A classically trained musician, composer, producer and media artist, her many talents are complimented by a tireless studio work ethic and a finely tuned political sensibility.
Sofie's unique vision already earned her a place in the Red Bull Music Academy, as well performances alongside electronic maestros like Martyn, The Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus, Harmonic 313, Kode 9 and many more. She’s also been embraced by some of Australia’s finest electronic connoisseur events, including St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Peats Ridge Festival.
This year Sofie stepped up into the international spotlight including a spot on the lineup for Croatia’s renowned Outlook Festival, one of Europe’s leading events for bass music and culture. Key Australian performances include Stereosonic in Sydney and Space is the Place in Sydney and Canberra at the Brainfeeder label Teebs events.
With a slew of early vinyl singles already under her belt, Sofie’s first release on Radical Nature in 2010, Millions, garnered her rave reviews from online tastemakers like Resident Advisor. A beautifully restrained piece of music that’s a perfect reflection of Sofie’s subtle charms, Millions is a sign of many wonderful things to come, further evidenced by the high standards of her unreleased work that is yet to see the light of day; a restrained musical beauty destined to endure.
In June 2012 Australian imprint Sub Continental Dub released her debut EP under the mysterious Anomie alias titled Forward Backward. This release saw Sofie flirting with a more bass-heavy, dancefloor-ready approach.
Release/catalogue number: RNV002
Release date: Nov 30, 2012