SOHMI On Her Musical Influences and Inspirations Following Soothing Set at Body Language

Freshly off a plane by way of Chicago, SOHMI found herself in Phoenix for the final day of Body Language on Sunday, March 6th, with the sun glaring off the on-stage equipment as she played an early afternoon slot on Mirage stage. Later in the evening, the stage would close out with Boris Brejcha, who she had actually opened for the previous night in Chicago. Even with her back-to-back shows and the inopportune sunbeams, SOHMI still delivered her unique stylistic approach to early attendees, bringing us all on a soothing journey that was extremely comforting after the prior two days of multi-hour dancing to heavier basslines.

The Korean-American DJ, producer, and vocalist – who is a classically trained pianist and graduate of theater studies – has always felt most at home when on stage. So if there’s a naturalness with which she graces all her efforts, be they in the studio or on stage, that’s because she was unquestionably meant to be here: creating – through her enchanting blend of minimal techno, house, R&B, and her own pop-inspired vocals – rousing emotional experiences for both the dance floor and the soul. With early co-signs from the biggest names in the industry including BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard, Yotto, Booka Shade, and Hot Since 82, SOHMI is quite simply a feeling you must believe in.

During her Body Language set, she teased her now-released collaboration with Josh Butler (under his pseudonym Denton), titled “Get To You” and released on DVINE Sounds. Driven by dancefloor-ready beats, SOHMI provides the silky vocals that balance out the heavier melodies. After her set, she sat down with us for an interview where we discussed her musical influences and inspirations and how she approaches curating a set. From playing a UK event to living in London to playing a Cercle set, SOHMI has some big dreams, but with her dynamic personality and explosive rise through the techno/house scene, there is no doubt she will achieve these and more in the coming years. And we will keep an eye on her, as everyone should.

You can watch our full interview below and be sure to check out “Get To You” to understand her multi-faceted artistry!

Speaking further on the track, SOHMI says,

After working so well together on our first collaboration, 2000’s “Sunday Sunset,” Jojsh and I knew we wanted to work on something together again. He sent me some bits and ideas and explained his vision for the Denton project, which really resonated with me for its emphasis on memorable vocal melodies, and right away I began writing the topline and what would become the bassline to “Get To You” around those bits. It only took a few hours, and right away, Josh loved the demo I sent him. That’s how we knew we had a record with massive potential on our hands.

You can catch SOHMI across the country throughout this festival season at Miami Music Week, Coachella, Lighting in A Bottle, Electric Forest, North Coast Music Festival, Diplo’s Higher Ground, and much more to come.

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Elena Lin Administrator
I am a concert/festival photographer based in St. Louis. I’m always eager to travel for new music and experiences and to meet new faces!
Elena Lin Administrator
I am a concert/festival photographer based in St. Louis. I’m always eager to travel for new music and experiences and to meet new faces!

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