Founded in 1999 by composer/producer R. Garcia, Nophi Music Co. first served the vibrant “IDM” scene in South and Central Florida. The label quickly grew to include a roster of over 100 EDM artists from all over the world, releasing everything from experimental to house, drum and bass, chiptunes, and trap. By the mid 2000’s Nophi music was in heavy rotation on college & internet radio stations, in video games, and in motion picture soundtracks.
In the days before iTunes, Bandcamp, and Youtube music dominated the landscape, Nophi developed a digital music download store that provided both paid & free mp3 downloads to subscribers. This paved the way for a world-wide distribution deal In 2009. Soon after, Nophi was voted “Best Record Label” by Creative Loafing and by 2011, Nophi had launched a series of monthly Podcasts focusing on music, gaming and culture.
Nophi has undergone a recent restructuring and will now focus on electronic and instrumental music as it relates to gaming, film, and other multimedia projects. The label currently offers licensing of its back catalog to indie film makers and game developers at no cost, and works to connect artists to the film and game industry for new projects with unique composition needs. Plans for 2016 include a complete re-release of the Nophi back catalog, a new podcast series, and a game development project.