Behind the counter at Northside records and Skylab co-presenter with Lori, Sophie is no stranger to Melbourne’s music ecosystem. With no bounds, Sophie has been liberally firing jams at dance floors, working closely with Crown Ruler and various dance communities whilst being a musical friend to all. To describe Sophie McAlister’s output in just a handful of genres is to do Sophie’s craft a great disservice. She’s a purveyor of all the styles that lift your spirits and nourish your soul. An eternal learner and dedicated digger, Sophie’s ability to weave effortlessly through genres rein-scribes her speciality of playing to any dance-floor. If you ask Sophie to describe her style herself, she’ll tell you she does it all.
For this reason and many more, she’s considered a treasure amongst the local scene. Sophie’s output of guest mixes vary from her Rinse FM Mix for Ben UFO’s Hessle Audio show and Floating Points’ Melodies show on NTS. Heavily inspired from her UK counterparts, Sophie plays with a distinct approach that carries listeners through her soulful and uplifting taste derived through bass and percussive heavy music.
This year she has played at a variety of international programs including Boiler
Room in Bali, her debut UK shows with Rhythm Section, Secret Sundaze and We Out Here Festival. Her online outputs from playing Boiler Room Bali to spinning wax on Vinyl Factory, showcases Sophie’s highly-trained ears and radiating enthusiasm as she breezes through styles whilst maintaining her unique sound.
AGENT: Alasdair Howie