Sofia Kourtesis

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Sofia Kourtesis
Birth nameSofia Kourtesis
Born (1985-08-18) August 18, 1985 (age 38)
Magdalena, Lima, Peru
Genresleftfield, house
Occupation(s)DJ, record producer
Years active2001–present
LabelsNinja Tune

Sofia Kourtesis is a Peruvian[1] DJ and producer currently based in Berlin.[2]


Kourtesis released her debut EP, This Is It, in 2014.[3] Kourtesis released her self-titled second EP in 2019[4] and an EP of four songs in 2020 titled Sarita Colonia.[5] This was followed by a five-song EP in 2021 called Fresia Magdalena.[6][7]

Kourtesis released a single titled Estación Esperanza featuring Manu Chao in 2022 and the single Madres in 2023.[8] Both of these songs will be on the debut album, Madres, that will be released in October 2023 via the Ninja Tune label.[9]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Madres (album)


Title EP details
This Is It
  • Released: November 28, 2014
  • Label: Duchess Box Records
Sofia Kourtesis
  • Released: February 28, 2019
  • Label: Studio Barnhus
Sarita Colonia
  • Released: February 14, 2020
  • Label: Studio Barnhus
Fresia Magdalena
  • Released: March 19, 2021
  • Label: Technicolour Records


  1. ^ Smith, Thomas. "Sofia Kourtesis: heartfelt house bangers tell the Peruvian's family history". NME. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  2. ^ Otárola, Miguel. "Sofia Kourtesis, 'Madres'". NPR Music. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  3. ^ Leonard, Alex. "Sofia Kourtesis stuns us with new EP, 'This Is It', and sheds light on its creation [Interview + Video Premiere]". Earmilk. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  4. ^ Sherburne, Philip. "Sofia Kourtesis: Sofia Kourtesis EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  5. ^ Williams, Holly. "One to watch: Sofia Kourtesis". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  6. ^ Jolley, Ben. "Sofia Kourtesis – 'Fresia Magdalena' EP review: emotive electronic collages". NME. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  7. ^ Dorris, Jesse. "Sofia Kourtesis: Fresia Magdalena EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  8. ^ Renshaw, David. "Song You Need: Sofia Kourtesis reckons with mortality and family on Madres". The Fader. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  9. ^ Monroe, Jazz. "Sofia Kourtesis Announces Debut Album Madres, Shares New Song: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 27 July 2023.