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Velvet Code remixes the hit single ‘Thrive’ by Sofonda on So Fierce Music

Get ready for a brand-new track on So Fierce Music! DJ and Producer Velvet Code’s remix of Sofonda’s hit single ‘Thrive’ takes you on a powerful tribal house journey, showcasing just how well they master the contemporary sound. The original mix has been a massive success so far, reaching over 300,000 plays across all platforms with Sofonda ranking as the highest Canadian streaming drag queen of 2020, ahead of all Canada’s Drag Race contestants.


Velvet Code’s remix is a perfect example of what we can expect on Velvet’s very own imprint this year. The fiery and catchy vocals of Sofonda suit the house vibe perfectly and the lyrics empower you to keep going. You won’t be able to sit still, that’s a promise!
So Fierce Music recently proudly announced 10 new artists signings to their roster and the label keeps on growing even more. Representing diversity, inclusivity, and equality, they create a movement in the music industry that will continue to inspire and strive for change. 
Sofonda – ‘Thrive’ (Velvet Code Remix) is out now on all streaming platforms via So Fierce Music.

About Velvet Code
Velvet Code is a Canadian/Austrian Genderfluid Electronic Music DJ, producer, and artist based who’s about to take the music industry by storm. Velvet’s music can be described as ‘80s and ’90s- influenced EDM, most notably the sub-genres of EDM known as electro house and progressive.

In addition to producing and releasing new music, Velvet Code also hosts the weekly ‘Rise To The Rhythm’ radio mix-show; which is broadcast to over 130 digital, FM and satellite radio stations around the world. Next to that, Velvet is also the owner of the inclusive LGBTQ+ record label SO FIERCE MUSIC.

Founded in 2020 by International Award Winning Electronic Music Artist, Producer and Songwriter Velvet Code, SO FIERCE MUSIC is a new kind of Record Label and Entertainment Company without judgement to the artists age, race, gender or sexual identity.

With over 20 years in the music industry, Velvet Code has experienced first hand how difficult it is for an LGBTQ+ artist to be seen and heard, not only in the music industry, but in the world. SO FIERCE MUSIC gives artists a voice and a proven path forward. Working with dedicated talents, SO FIERCE MUSIC helps guide artists while providing a proven platform for success.

We are perfect as we are. In fact, we are SO FIERCE.

About Sofonda

For 20 years she has reigned supreme as Toronto’s hardest working drag queen. As an actor, Sofonda has had appearances in Film and Television shows Cake, Soldier’s Girl, and Queer As Folk. As a resident of Toronto, she has been a host at gay establishments like Woodys, the Drink, and El Convento Rico for decades. No stranger to special events, Sofonda has been chosen as TD bank’s pride ambassador for many years in a row. She performs annually at the Toronto Pride PRISM festival, and at circuit parties and dance clubs across the US, Brazil, Malaysia, and Mexico.

Sofonda’s persona has spread around the world. Her puppeteer performance as Destiny’s Child went viral on Facebook, boasting over 1.5 million views all over the world. Her recent Lemonade Tribute video went viral as well with over 250k views, earning Sofonda the title of “Canada’s Viral sensation”, and catching the attention of LOGOTV, NEWNOWNEXT, and even RuPaul.

During the pandemic, Sofonda has released 2 singles, which have both went viral. She has also coined the hashtag #queenOfTheHustle, finding innovative ways to perform her craft via live streaming and curbside performances. 

Her upcoming single with So Fierce, “Thrive” was the first release from So Fierce Music.