Walk Into the Comic Jungle

DJ/ Music Programming, core member of the Boiler Room team, Sofie Fatouretchi. She is one of girls that inspired us the most. We spent an afternoon in East London with photographer Ellie Smith took a snap shot and talk about her music life.

JumpFromPaper X Sofie Fatouretchi-02

Catch our full interview with Sofie Fatouretchi below!

How are you, what have you been up to?
Hi! I’ve been pretty mellow.

What music did you grow up around, and is that what formed your long- term musical make-up?
I grew up around a lot of soft psych rock, classical, and new agey meditational type stuff. Maybe it helped! I dunno. What I remember getting most excited about though were my older cousin’s rap records.

JumpFromPaper X Sofie Fatouretchi-03

JumpFromPaper X Sofie Fatouretchi-04

How important was it to get involved with Boiler Room?
I like to think we’ve mutually helped each other grow over these past three years.

How did it happen?
I got involved in the show through my boss at Stones Throw Records, Peanut Butter Wolf. They were set to do a takeover for Boiler Room in Los Angeles, and Wolf suggested I open. Thanks only to the music I played, I got asked if I wanted to run a recurring outpost for the broadcast in Los Angeles.

Your life must change tremendously over the past few years. How do you feel\cope with the change?
If things don’t change, I worry. It’s a really bad trait of mine; fear of stagnancy. Currently waiting for the moment where I don’t want things to change.

You have a regular show on NTS, and your own club night, how did you make the selection before a show?
Anything I play is really selfish; it’s – what I want to hear the most or what I’ve been feeling most lately.

Which DJ\musician inspires you the most?
J Rocc.

JumpFromPaper X Sofie Fatouretchi-05

JumpFromPaper X Sofie Fatouretchi-06

Best Boiler Room set?
Impossible to pick favorites, but currently been listening more to this Adrian Younge set from a while back. (http://boilerroom.tv/recording/adrian-younge/

Music obsessions recently?
Dark Twaine, Jamma-Dee, Shalamar, 5 Chuckles, South Central Cartel, Alberto Baldan Bembo and this new group called Nx Worries (made up of Anderson Paak and Knxwledge).

What do you like to do away from music?
Paint. Or read books.

What else you got coming up/are you looking forward to?
A bunch of really exciting projects both at Boiler Room and with friends…

JumpFromPaper X Sofie Fatouretchi-07