The Scottish singer, DJ, and producer Sophie Xeon, known as SOPHIE.
SOPHIE has died as reported this morning by some people in her environment on social networks. Christine and the Queens are among the people who have confirmed and mourned her death, although she later deleted the tweet. The artist is friends with Charli XCX, who had worked with SOPHIE several times. According to a statement from the artist’s team, reproduced by MixMag.net , SOPHIE has died in Athens, where she lived, as a result of a sudden accident at 4 in the morning.
The 34-year-old production company was making history by offering one of the most exciting advanced electronic records of recent times, ‘ Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’. her sound has impregnated a generation deeply influenced by the PC Music label, especially the aforementioned Charli XCX or in Spain PUTOCHINOMARICÓN and RRUCCULLA, who gave us an entire interview about their obsession with SOPHIE; shows what its sound has marked the course of our century.
SOPHIE’s collaborations include the production of ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ (her big hit ‘Immaterial’ also seemed like a response song to ‘Material Girl’), the EP with Charli XCX ‘Vroom Vroom’, the song Let’s Eat Grandma star, ‘Hot Pink’, or the ‘This Life’ video for Vampire Weekend.
Before ‘ Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides ‘, SOPHIE had won us over with ‘Product’ and that wonderful parody song of ‘Hey QT’ that didn’t sign with her name. In those days, we mistakenly referred to SOPHIE as “producer” but precisely one of the highlights of her career was the video for ‘It’s Okay to Cry’, in which she revealed her transition. SOPHIE also became a benchmark for the LGTB + community due to the visibility it gave to transgender people.
Elusive and little given to granting interviews, the artist had just published yesterday a new song called ‘UNISIL’, the B-side of a remix of ‘BIPP’, one of the most emblematic songs from its beginnings in 2013. ‘UNISIL’ had been recorded in 2015.
She was nominated for a Grammy in the category ‘Best Dance / Electronic Music Album’ for ‘Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ in 2018. During her career, she worked with Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Madonna.
Sophie was transgender. She was the first openly trans star to earn a Grammy nomination in the aforementioned category, reports the Independent.
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Pioneering artist SOPHIE has died following "a sudden accident" in Athenshttps://t.co/nARzrAxfkG
— Mixmag (@Mixmag) January 30, 2021