London, United Kingdom
She will sing it, rhyme it, speak it; Sofi Mari is an artist who has been professionally performing since about 2003 & has been involved in the Drum & Bass/Jungle scene since 2008. Born in the UK & raised in Miami, FL, this vocalist & lyricist originally utilized the moniker ‘Sopheye’ before moving to London & evolving into the more mature, & experienced, performer now known as ‘Sofi Mari’.
Over the years she has hosted many topline d&b DJ sets including the likes of: Goldie, Storm, Bailey, Jumping Jack Frost, Utah Jazz, B-Traits, Source Direct, Digital, Flight, Marky, Empress, AK1200, Random Movement, Stunna, Big Bud, Sweetpea, Total Science, Chris Inperspective, Equinox + many more! Her first release was in 2016 on Digital’s Function Records. Her sheer ambition & love of drum & bass enabled her to come in 2nd place as Best Female MC/Vocalist for the 2017 We Love Jungle Awards. She was even more honoured to have been nominated the following year as Best Breakthrough Jungle MC for the same awards ceremony; both years nominated under her old alias.
In 2019 Sofi Mari teamed up with producer & live drummer ‘Septabeat’ fulfilling her dream of performing drum & bass live with an instrumentalist. This enabled her to be one of the first vocalist/MCs to curate the ‘Sun & Bass LIVE! Sessions’ 2019 at the renowned Sun & Bass festival in Sardinia, Italy. The event showcased a number of topline drum & bass vocalists supported by a live band at Ambra Day. This then led her to perform at V Recordings Live & become a live events coordinator for Eloisa Records.
Sofi Mari has recently collaborated with Jumping Jack Frost to bring everyone the ‘Liquid Lounge’ mix series & has upcoming releases through various labels for the 2nd half of 2020. Having already released a number of tunes with some legendary names in drum and bass, this vocalist is back in the studio getting creative and recording more for you all to enjoy and jam out to. Stay tuned!