In just a matter of four years, SOHMI has ascended to an emerging artist who’s becoming a familiar name in the electronic world with a growing fanbase. After launching her career in 2018 with a self-released promo mix, SOHMI has steadily released new music over the years that blends the classical music which she trained in as a youth, along with inspiration from late 90’s/early 2000’s R&B. Her last release, “Small Talk,” with Booka Shade has garnered praise from underground dance music’s most respected, including Oliver Heldens and Eelke Kleijn. In 2021, SOHMI launched her own label called Permission along with the release of her latest single “Time”. The Korean-American DJ, producer, and vocalist noted that the label and song marked a chapter of empowerment as she reclaims space by giving herself the platform, and the permission, to release music on her own terms. SOHMI stated, “I see time and time again, how the concept of permission has played such a significant role in impacting the choices I’ve made to get where I am today. The situations I’ve found myself in, as a woman in this industry, my parents, or other industries I’ve worked in, where permission to be myself was not always understood or respected. Those experiences affected me, broke me, and then allowed me to build myself back up again even stronger.” SOHMI is set to perform at Electric Forest, North Coast Festival, Diplo’s Higher Ground, and more after having performed her debut sets at Coachella and Lightning in A Bottle.
SOHMI recently spoke with B-Sides host Pete Mar about her experience at Lightning in a Bottle, performing at Coachella, her musical journey and more.