Sonia Calico was part of the ‘ill.Gates - More Tea Remixed EP’ last year on Muti Music, we loved the complexity and diversity of her musical tastes and are now privileged enough to release her latest offering, Fake Jewelry.
On Fake Jewelry, Sonia Calico drops some experimental Future-Bass, utilizing influences from Juke, Chill Trap, Bass, Hip-Hop and the Amen Break. She is an emerging talent in bass music having also released a number of singles on influential Chinese label, Do Hits and also being featured on one of Asia’s first (Taipei’s first) Boiler Room event.
Her love for music extends past being a DJ/Producer, forming a collective known as UnderU, she committed to help promote & nurture the scene in Taipei by bringing in unique electronic music parties that featured acts like Night Slug’s Bok Bok, UK’s Deadly & Murlo, Beijing’s Howie Lee, Singapore collective/label Darker Than Wax & Australian artist, Air Max ’97, just to name a few. Her grassroots efforts led to her helping start a community known as Beatmakers Taipei, a platform where local producers regularly meet to exchange in knowledge and their music.
From her beginnings with electronic female rock group, Go Chic, to her production/sets under the Sonia Calico moniker, she has been at the forefront of Taiwan’s dance music scene, bringing a sharp ear for fun and unique musical grooves. Throughout her evolution as an artist, one thing stays consistent, her ability get a party started with her energetic sounds. As a core member of Go Chic, she released 2 studio albums, the 2nd album, “We Is Not Home” was produced by Canadian electronic singer Peaches and won The Golden Indie Award for “The Best Electronic Music Album of 2014”. Go Chic also toured extensively and got to play at international festivals like SXSW, Summer Sonic, Fuji Rock and Modern Sky.