Sofia Ilyas

First broadcast date: 26 January 2017

Sofia spent four years at London based record label Erased Tapes, and her knowledge was valuable in the success of the avant garde label and their artists. Now, she has founded and directs her new project, Float PR, which is launching a new music, events and lifestyle arm this year.

Sofia delves through music of South Asian origin and music that has been inspired by the region, from Yuhudi Menuin and Ravi Shankar to Asha Putli.

You can follow Sofia on Twitter and Float PR on Facebook.

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Ravi Shankhar & Yehudi Menuhin – Prabhati [HMV] // UK
Yehudi Menuhin, K.S Narayanaswami, Narayana Menon & Paighat Raghu – Janani Mamava [Decca] // UK
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Allah, Mohammed, Char, Yaar [Real World Records] // UKNus
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Peter Gabriel – Taboo [Real World Records] // UK
Asha Pulthi – Space Talk [CBS] // Germany
Peter Ivers Group ft. Asha Pulthi – Ain’t That Peculiar [Honey Half Fry Records] // UK
The Savages – Born To Be Wild [Honey Half Fry Records] // UK
Mahavishnu Orchestra – Miles Beyond [Columbia] // US
Mahavishnu Orchestra – Celestial Terrestrial Commuters [Columbia] // US
Yorkston & Thorne & Khan – Sufi Song [Domino] // Europe
Anoushka Shankar – Secret Heart [Deutsche Grammophon] // Germany
Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express – Allah Elohim [Nonesuch] // US
Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express – Junun [Nonesuch] // UK
Sebastian Reynolds – Mahajanaka [White Label] // UK
Niraj Chag – The Only Sadness (ft. Japjit Kaur) [Buzz-erk] // UK
Unknown – Silhouette [Foreversouth] // Pakistan
Anasir – Disconnect [Foreversouth Music] // Pakistan
Karachi Files – Karachi Files 3 [White Label Bandcamp] // Pakistan
The Madras String Quartet – Heavenly Reach [Unreleased]
Gold Panda – Quitter’s Raga [Make Mine] // UK
Four Tet – No More Mosquitoes [Domino] // UK
J Dilla – People [Stones Throw Records] // US
Beat Konducta – More Rice [Stones Throw Records] // US
Mos Def ft. Slick Rick – Auditorium [Downtown Records] // US
Nitin Sawhney – The Conference [Outcaste Records] // UK
P Money & True Tiger – Slang Like This [Virgin] // UK
Amanda Shankhar – Jumpin Jack Flash [Honey Half Fry Records] // UK
Blossom Dearle – I Like London In The Rain [Honey Half Fry Records] // UK

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