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Remembering SOPHIE: The Futuristic Producer's 5 Career-Defining Songs

SOPHIE, who pioneered the subgenre now known as "hyperpop," died January 30.

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Sophie Xeon — the avant-pop producer known mononymously as SOPHIE — died January 30 in Athens, Greece, where the artist was living.

"Tragically our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident," SOPHIE's record label, Transgressive, announced in a statement. "True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell. She will always be here with us." SOPHIE was 34.

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Madonna has been working on the follow-up to 2012's so-so MDNA all year, and as expected from Her Madgesty, she's got some seriously amazing collaborators on board.

In addition to previously-announced contributors like Avicii and Natalia Kills, it's just been revealed that the Queen of Pop has reunited with her Super Bowl cohort Nicki Minaj for a new song produced by Diplo and hip British producer SOPHIE.

"You’d be surprised…me and SOPHIE did a bunch of stuff together," Diplo told Australia's inthemix. "We’re going to be releasing it. I did a record that was literally SOPHIE and Madonna and Nicki Minaj."

SOPHIE's also been working with J-pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, so he could cook absolutely anything for Madge's new album.

As long as it's better than "Give Me All Your Luvin'," then we're all in!