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SOKO

Southampton, United Kingdom

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SoKo was born in Bordeaux, France as Stéphanie Sokolinski. She started out as an actress and appeared in several French movies like Les Irréductibles, Dans les Cordes and Les Diablesses. She picked up singing in 2006, after approaching filmmakers with her desire to sing for the movie she was in.

In 2007, SoKo (then still as a duo with guitar player Thomas “Toma” Semence) released the EP “Not Sokute”. It contains five songs, including the infamous “I’ll Kill Her”. It is available as a download from the iTunes store.

SoKo first shot at fame was in Denmark when radio program “The Black Boy Scouts” started hyping the “I’ll Kill Her” song. It reached number one on the chart of the Danish version of the iTunes Store and was the number one song in rotation on radio, resulting in some sell out concerts.

In august, Australian broadcaster Triple J started spinning the track as well and within days it had become one of the station’s most requested songs. SoKo than added the plea “Fly Me To Australia” to her homepage, hopeful promoters would pick up on her popularity. “I did that for Denmark when they put me on the radio. I wrote: ‘Fly me to Denmark’, and they did”. “I’ll Kill Her” ended up landing a number 9 spot on the yearly “Triple J Hottest 100″ chart in January 2008.

In October 2007 the song was also used for Stella McCartney’s show (video) at the Paris Fashion Week. It was chosen by retired British radio D.J. Tony Farsides, who did most of Stella’s shows in the past 5 years.
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