Two oddly matched individuals hailing from Wales and Devon. Somehow managing to DJ together despite their height difference. Cooking up ambient, dance and more. 

Sofia Ilyas is known for her work managing label Erased Tapes for over five years. In 2015 she created Float PR and has since worked on campaigns for Dishoom, Carhartt WIP and nuraphones. She also runs Float the record label which focuses on music releases, events and clothing. For the labels first event at the Union Chapel, she curated a evening centered around the piano combining jazz, dance and grime.

Francis has been DJing since he became fascinated by dance culture in his teenage years.  Francis has a monthly radio show on NTS and has been with the station since it launched in 2011. His shows explores a wide range of music, from experimental to sound system. Francis runs Trouble in Utopia records and works closely with Float in a creative capacity.  


APRIL 12, 18
Sofia Ilyas on Soho Radio, More Info

APRIL 21, 18
Sofia Ilyas at and Francis Redman, Vinyl Pimp Store, RSD, More Info

APRIL 28, 18
Sofia Ilyas at Sharpe Festival, Bratislava, Tickets

MAY 13, 18
Sofia Ilyas and Francis Redman at Spiritland, London, More Info

JULY 5-8, 18
Sofia Ilyas and Francis Redman at Farr Festival, Tickets


DEC 10, 17
Sofia Ilyas and Francis Redman at Kantine, Berlin, Supporting Andrea Belfi

OCT 31, 17
Sofia Ilyas + Francis Redman at Village Underground, London, Supporting Christian Loffler

SEPT 24, 17
A 5 hour daytime session of deep ambient, classical piano, minimal electronica and more with Sofia + Redman at Spiritland, London

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