The milestones continued in 2016 when Sophie released her first vocal track ‘Walls’, on Powerhouse Music. ‘Walls’ entered the playlists of national Dutch radios (538, SlamFM, 3FM) and received a 94% vote of ‘likes’ from listeners on 538 and broke into the Top 30 on the Dutch Airplay chart. ‘Walls’ was followed by the release of ‘Don’t Stop’, a club track on the Dirty Dutch imprint. The song entered the top15 on Beatport’s Chart, was premiered by David Guetta and supported by many international DJS.
As 2016 progressed, Sophie was feeling the pressure. She was now an in-demand artist getting offers for bookings in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, US, India, China, Vietnam, Japan and UAE, but balancing the fact that she is still a student attending a gifted high school with very critical exams looming.
A new label came calling and, in late January, Sophie signed a deal with Spinnin’ Records. Her first single, ‘Without You’ was released on Feb 17 with a follow up single is slated for April. Spinnin’ has made it clear that Sophie is a priority for them and news of the signing reverberated through the industry.
It was around this time that Sophie was named to the prestigious “Top 25 Most Influential Artists Under 25” by Spotify NL. She’s joined by fellow artists Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens among others.