• Katie Barber

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  • Katie Barber
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1BTN welcomes Sophie Lloyd

Sophie Lloyd, an ex- Brightonian, who defected to London for 20 years, but like a homing pigeon has recently found her way back and we are over the moon to welcome her to the 1BTN family.

Sophie Lloyd radiates dancefloor magic behind the decks and in the studio, producing “happy music” as an antidote to the world’s pervading doom and gloom. She’s a DJ with 20 years experience, an authoritative depth of musical knowledge and an innate talent for creating an atmosphere with music. Summoning the power of the most joy-filled sounds, Sophie’s affinity for disco, soul and house music has seen her play alongside the likes of Mark Ronson, Horse Meat Disco, Purple Disco Machine, Dimitri From Paris and Todd Terje, as well as being a frequent guest at Jade Jaggers’ legendary Jezebel parties. Also a regular on the festival scene with her unfailingly uplifting selections, she has curated a stage at Festival No6 in Portmerion as well as playing for Glitterbox, Classic Music Company and Secret Garden Party, Farr, Lovebox and Bestival festivals, to name only a few. She has also held numerous high-profile residencies in London and played for a range of world-class clients, where her sets are consistently discerning and diverse.

Since pouring her passions into some serious studio hours, Sophie’s productions have turned heads, with releases on Greg Wilson’s A&R label, Paper Recordings and MTA. Sophie’s sublime gospel house record ‘Calling Out’ to Classic Music Company featured the uplifting voices of soul trio Dames Brown, and it received critical acclaim and picked up remixes from the likes of Floorplan and Danny Krivit. Always naturally understated, Sophie Lloyd’s impeccable taste shines through in everything she does, whether that’s an irresistible party soundtrack or a timeless disco record.

Having spent the past 20 years playing records in nightclubs, festivals, members clubs, weddings, corporate events all around the world (basically having LOADS OF FUN while being lucky enough to call it a job) along came COVID and put a stop to all the travel, and up came the opportunity to finally host her own radio show, which is the one Dj related thing, Sophie, has not yet done.

Sophie will share tracks that she loves, whether its a soundtrack, Balearic gems, disco, Italo, crazy edits and obscurities, or an upbeat house set that makes you want to dance around your kitchen. Hopefully she will keep you surprised by my selections and might include the odd guest DJ set, the occasional bit of waffle, and harking back to where the obsession started, my monthly ‘Crate Diggers Discoveries’.

Sophie Lloyd – 3rd Wednesday of the Month – 12:00-14:00 GMT

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