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Soph-Eye Richard

Soph-Eye Richard

French-Canadian multi-talented DJ and resident at The Beach House, Anantara Dubai, Soph-eye Richard gives us the lowdown on what makes her tick on and off the decks…

One thing you might not know about me is…

 I’m a nerd, but I love to be silly and make jokes. Catch me in the right mood and you’d think I was a comedian. Although I love entertaining, I really enjoy my alone time. 

My worst job ever was…

I had once gone through a training for door-to-door sales of kitchen knifes, in Canada. It barely lasted one day. 

My favourite ever record is…

I guess the answer would depend on my mood and the style I’m vibing with the most at that moment, but I’d have to say “Your Sweetness Is My Weakness” by Barry White gets me every time, especially when the horn section comes in! 

Dubai’s clubbing scene is…

Blessed. We are blessed to have such an international presence, as well as homegrown parties. The key is to unite and support one another, appreciate the different music genres and backgrounds we are all coming from. 

I’m really proud of…

Having followed my vision through the ups and downs and making a living from being an artist, independently. I lived and/or performed in about 20 countries to this day; I’m so grateful for that itself. 

What track could you drop in every set?

I’m going to limit myself to 2 and say “Get It Off” by Kerri Chandler or “Mirror Dance” by Afefe Iku. 

I can’t live with out…

Faith in the Universe, my intuition… and steak! I’m a meat lover. 

My biggest DJ achievement to date is…

Every time someone feels inspired from, or touched by my set, it’s the biggest achievement as a DJ. 

If you could DJ in any decade, which would it, be…

Hands down the 70s & 80s. Take me to New York, to the Paradise Garage with Larry Levan, or to the first block parties with Kool Herc and the b-boys/b-girls getting down… you’d see me doing my thing there for sure! 

If I could go back to back with any other DJ it would be…

I have to name a few; Kerri Chandler, Roger Sanchez, Black Coffee, Dennis Ferrer & Louie Vega. And we better have more than 2 CDJ’s ;) 

@meettheeyes 

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