Sophie (stylised as SOPHIE) is an electronic music producer based in London.
His music features an exaggerated sense of cuteness.The Fader likened it to "K-Pop, J-Pop, Eurodance at its most chaotic, and even turn of the millennium American/UK boybandisms." He often incorporates high, pitch-shifted vocals. Instead of sampling, he builds the instrumentals from waveforms, likening the construction of a track to building a sculpture out of different materials.
He remains anonymous, concealing himself in interviews by masking his voice or covering parts of himself. He decided on the moniker Sophie because he thought "it tastes good and it's like moisturizer." The cover artwork for his singles use a series colorful images he refers to as "Homemade Molecular Cooking".
Sophie released his debut single "Nothing More to Say" in February 2013. Its follow-up "Bipp"/"Elle" was released on Numbers later that year. "Bipp" drew attention from music critics for omitting a traditional drum beat to prominently feature a bouncy bassline. The song received attention from music critics, topping XLR8R's year-end list and placing 17 on Pitchfork Media's. Pitchfork later ranked "Bipp" 56 on its list of the best tracks from 2010-2013.B-side "Elle" is a dubstep song with a more powerful drum beat, drawing comparisons to TNGHT and Rustie.
In mid 2014, Sophie collaborated with Japanese pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. His next two singles came in August 2014. Numbers released "Lemonade"/"Hard" as a 12" single. "Lemonade" alternates between stuttered chants and a pop chorus with "bubblegum hardcore stabs". "Hard", whose melody is built from plucked strings, is dominated by a bass-heavy rhythm section. Both tracks appeared on the Billboard Twitter Real-Time charts. "Hey QT" was a collaboration with PC Music head A. G. Cook and pop singer QT. The project included an energy drink called the QT Energy Elixir, and at the singer's request, "Hey QT" repeats the drink's name for product placement.