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Biography

Sofie Fatouretchi Royer is an artist and musician, born in California to Austrian and Iranian parents. She is based between Vienna and Paris, and has released two solo albums,  Cult Survivor, 2020 and Harlequin, 2022. Classically trained, she spent her teenage years in Vienna studying concert violin and viola at the Konservatorium; performing with the Junge Philharmonie in the Volksoper, Musikverein, Konzerthaus, and various concert halls. As an adult she has played in the Vienna Akademische Philharmonie.

Her work in music began when she started interning at Stones Throw Records, an independent music label based in Los Angeles, and was subsequently hired as digital manager, a role which expanded to A&R duties; bringing several artists to the label. Her foundations in DJing began at a Stones Throw hosted night called 56, which took place at the now defunct Mr T’s Bowl in Highland Park. There she connected with Boiler Room, when they scheduled their first West Coast broadcast in 2012, and she was booked to open for Dam-Funk, J Rocc and Peanut Butter Wolf. She quickly became responsible for the Los Angeles outpost, curating and hosting shows, later expanding her role within the company to business development, merchandise and creative direction, a move that saw her moving to New York and London. She has also had radioshow residencies on East Village Radio, NTS, Rinse FM, and ORF’s FM4. 

Additionally, an excerpt of contributed string performances, and/or arrangement/composition: ORF1, Volksoper, Konzerthaus Wien, Musikverein Wien, Linda Sharrock’s Abyssity of the Grounds, Knxwledge & Anderson Paak’s Nx Worries, Mndsgn’s Body Wash, several Teebs releases (Brainfeeder), Jonwayne’s Rap Album Two, film score projects for Jasmin Baumgartner’s Robin’s Hood and Lorenz Uhl, Artischoke, Vöslauer’s spring 2023 campaign song.  


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Sofie Fatouretchi Royer ist Musikerin, Malerin und DJ, geboren in Kalifornien halb Österreicherin und Iranerin. Sie studierte klassische Geige am Konservatorium Wien als Teenager, bevor es sie zurück nach Amerika schlug, für einen Job bei der Los Angeles Plattenfirma Stones Throw Records. Nach einem erfolgreichen Boiler Room DJ set für das Label 2012, wurde sie auch verantwortlich dafür, Boiler Room in den USA grosszuziehen, wo sie das Projekt in Los Angeles leitete, und nach einem Umzug nach New York und London als Creative Director der Firma arbeitete. Ihre Liebe dafür, selber Musik zu spielen und komponieren gab sie nie auf, und nach Rückkehr nach Wien, begann sie an ihren eigenen Liedern zu arbeiten, die bei Stones Throw Records veröffentlicht werden — ihr selbstproduziertes Solodebüt, Cult Survivor, erschien auf dem Label am 26. Juni 2020, und ihr zweites Album, Harlequin,  am 23. September 2022.

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