New York, New York
For Live PA (no dj sets), production/remixing, custom scoring, licensing, and sound design:
Soramimi is a composer and producer based in NYC, and the co-owner of Dusk Notes record label. Launched in 2011 and debuted in 2013, this project focuses on music as narrative imagery, with a celestial sound illustrated by cerebral textures and rhythms, and deep hallucinatory compositions. She brings a distinct fluency and gravity to the table of nuanced experimental techno and ambient.
Soramimi’s live performances feature her original compositions using outboard hardware synths and effects. Her live PA intertwines throbbing immersive techno with heady rhythms, and creates alluring layers of intricate and evolving sonic abstraction. Forgoing the path of the DJ, she chooses instead to connect and share with her audience by purposefully and meticulously showcasing her own creations with live electronics. Influenced heavily by cinematic sound design and evocative sound scoring, she hopes to summon a powerful, visceral reaction in the listener. Her live PA has been spotlighted at NYC’s esteemed Output Club, The Bunker New York, Good Room, Knockdown Center, Red Bull Music Academy Radio and Bossa Nova Civic Club; and DC’s revered Forward Festival. She has shared the stage with other forward-thinking live PA artists such as Rrose, Lawrence English, Sleeparchive, Drumcell, Blazej Malinowski, Tin Man and Vril.
Well-received in both critical and tastemaker circles, “Rapture Insignia,” released on Dusk Notes in 2015 and Soramimi’s second solo EP, proved to be a groundbreaking production for the artist. Resident Advisor applauded its exploratory sound and generative composition, by the “hardware whiz capable of finding beauty in the stormiest of synth workouts.” Electronic Explorations Podcast 389 featured the release, alongside Soramimi’s rare DJ mix, praised by many as their rare find for the year. 2015 also saw the artist’s success as a sound designer, for an award-winning ad campaign for IBM US Open.
The release of Soramimi’s third solo EP “Pure Rubedo” on Dusk Notes, and her exclusive feature for Slam Radio 274, were both highlights for the producer in 2017. 2018 further propelled the artist’s creations, with “two strong, deeply hypnotic releases on Monday Off and Detroit Underground” and a “masterfully engineered” remix on Dusk Notes (Mixmag) - her co-run label which “like Soramimi herself..demands and rewards close inspection.” (DJ Mag)
- Cory James - Cubist Dance (Soramimi’s Double Vision) [on Extension of Life EP] - Dusk Notes (2018)
- Soramimi - Collapsed Gods [on Various Artists comp] - Monday Off (2018)
- Soramimi - Sigil In Soil EP - Detroit Underground (2018)
- Soramimi - Pure Rubedo EP - Dusk Notes (2017)
- Soramimi - Rapture Insignia EP - Dusk Notes (2015)
- Soramimi & Cory James - Jettatura EP - Dusk Notes (2014)
- Soramimi - Square Esteem EP - End Fence (2013)
- Mick Finesse - Forage (Soramimi Remix) [on Forage/Frolic EP] - 22 (2013)