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Track premiere & interview: SOSA

We catch up with rising Liverpool talent SOSA, premiering ‘Warp Speed’ off his Hottrax EP ‘The Wave’ dropping on Friday 7th May.

Carrying on his emphatic rise, SOSA lands next on Hottrax with an EP built for the return to dance-floors. We caught up with the exciting new talent to find out more about the man behind the music.

Hey SOSA – Welcome to Mr. Afterparty, congratulations on the new release on Hottrax – what a heavy EP!!!

We are premiering ‘Warp Speed’; we would love to know how it was made and what inspired you to make it?

So, it’s quite funny how Warp Speed came about – I sent Jamie a few tracks before this, and he rejected them. I was so adamant about getting on Hottrax, I literally got in the studio straight after reading the rejection email and made Warp Speed.

Can you tell our readers a little about yourself – how did you get into dance music?

I’m 24 from Liverpool in the UK. I got into dance music primarily through going to the festival Creamfields which is on my doorstep. Since the first time I went, I wanted to be a DJ and producer and learn how to make beats.

Who has had the biggest influence on your music?

This one is tough. I think Solardo was primarily the ones who had the biggest influence on my music as they were the guys who really helped develop me. Also, I think Michael Bibi has helped me quite a lot over the years too.

If you had to pick one, what has been the most memorable experience of your artist career so far?

There are actually so many even though my time touring has been short and obviously with the pandemic I haven’t had the opportunity to tour out properly. But I would have to say playing Circus in Liverpool to a home crowd of 3000 people.

What have you been working on lately, any exciting news to share?

I’ve been trying to be as creative as possible, but given the current circumstance, it’s been hard. There’s one big collab I’m very excited about but can’t share too much right now. I’ll let the readers have a guess. I’m also planning a lot with my label Coco, so I’ve been busy.

Any shows planned for when things open up you can tell us about?

Yes! At last, I’m finally getting bookings again, which I’m super excited about. There are too many to mention, but the notable ones are Warehouse Project, Circus, and also the big one for me is Creamfields playing the Steelyard Tent. 

It is clear to see why SOSA is a name firmly on the lips of fans and DJs across house music right now. Tipped for future stardom, with releases already on Cuttin’ Headz, Solid Grooves Raw, Sola, and his very own imprint Coco.

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