Posts Tagged ‘SOFI TUKKER’

April 6, 2018
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Last month, chameleon production virtuoso TOKiMONSTA shared the music video for her song with Selah Sue, I Wish I Could, not too long after we learned about her battle with medical challenges after being diagnosed with a rare ailment named Moyamoya. We’ve long known how immensely talented the Los Angeles based artist is, even contributing to crowdfunding for her first music video back in the day. Jennifer Lee never fails to defy our expectations with her sonic concoctions and the spectrum of sound she gives us on her variegated releases. I Wish I Could, a smooth and seductive, polished and elegant electro R&B and hip hop chimera has now received a remix treatment from another favorite of ours, alt dance pioneers SOFI TUKKER! The Grammy-nominated pair give the soulful track a fresh influx of dance energy on their brisk bounding, bass rippling remix. There’s no way you can ever listen to anything involving SOFI TUKKER and not want to get up and dance. The edit is a part of TOKiMONSTA’s new talent studded Lune Rouge Remixed record, which can be streamed/downloaded, here. In related news, SOFI TUKKER has also dropped a fresh new track, and as always, they’ve dealt us some incendiary bass and feisty sass on Batshit, which you can stream below. You could say we’re batshit for SOFI TUKKER. After all, we’ve already pre-ordered the duo’s debut album, Treehouse, and you can do so too, here. It arrives on April 13th, which is next week! YES!

March 13, 2018
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It’s always a ginormous deal when Grammy-nominated alt dance duo SOFI TUKKER releases new music, but news of a debut full length? That’s bigger than big, and nothing short of monumental! Think about it for a moment…. a full length album, bursting at the seams with Sophie and Tucker’s incendiary bangers and fierce burning, sultry prowling songs. Treehouse can’t come any sooner, even April 13th still feels like an excruciating long wait. In the meantime, SOFI TUKKER fires up our day with a brand new track from the album, one which they first performed on Conan just last week. Get ready to strut your heart out to Baby I’m A Queen, rife with raucous guitars and anthemic lyricism. Just like many of SOFI TUKKER’s other songs, this is a full-blown hands in the air, make YOU feel like royalty sort of glamorous and fierce Brazilian house meets brassy dance pop dazzler. The song was written about embracing tumultuousness and vulnerability. “Just because you are vulnerable, doesn’t mean you have to let yourself be belittled or infantilized (why is "baby” the default nickname?)“ the band says of the song. "We are strong and empowered because we cry, because we desire, and because of what is chaotic about us. This song is about standing up as strong and powerful, because of that courage to share ourselves. It’s about being both a baby and a queen at the same time.​​​​​​​” Pre-order Treehouse, here, which SOFI TUKKER explains is about the childhood spirit of play. The ground-breaking dance pioneers will be kicking off their Treehouse World Tour in D.C. on April 18th, with a stop in Oakland at the Fox on May 18th. Find out more about the tour, here.

January 17, 2018
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Two of our faves from the budding new music scene in 2017 (who are poised to rule the music world this year) come together on this next official remix. SOFI TUKKER, the Grammy nominated alt dance/house pop duo who’s topping charts these days with their latest single Best Friend, has remixed pop wunderkind Billie Eilish’s COPYCAT, and the resulting edit is wicked good. Billie Eilish’s voice has never sounded more bewitching and teasing than on this snazzy simmering, deep pumping house remix, which pairs SOFI TUKKER’s usual deep dance flair with a sexy pulsing retro house vibe reminiscent of Grum. Grab this dark foxy remix from iTunes, here.

December 14, 2017
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SOFI TUKKER’s wildly infectious Best Friend, the Grammy nominated duo’s collaboration with The Knocks, NERVO, and Alisa Ueno, is easily one of the year’s best dance tracks. It’s certainly one of our top favorites, and we’re still glowing with joy from the fact that it’s been featured so prominently by Apple in their big iPhone X commercial. The NYC based alt dance duo shared an immense remix pack for Best Friend last Friday, off which comes this frisky fun, beat clobbering edit by Sophie and Tucker themselves. The energetic pumping new “Carnaval Remix” is well worth of some prismatic plumed Brazilian Carnival shenanigans. This rump shaking rendition is a Brazilian house bonanza, and it’s available from iTunes alongside three other edits on the new remix pack, here.

November 21, 2017
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By now, I’ve been fortunate enough to catch SOFI TUKKER live so many times that you’d think that I’ve gotten used to their high energy, crowd elating sets. Yet each time a new chance to see Sophie and Tucker fire up the audience with their groundbreaking form of Brazilian house-pop and jungle-y alt dance leaves my heart fluttering anew with excitement. From the pair’s very first shows at SXSW a couple years back to a dazzling set at the Greek Theater ahead of Odesza a few weeks ago, SOFI TUKKER has been nothing short of magnificent. We’ve also been wildly reveling in the success of Best Friend, their colossal new single with NERVO, The Knocks, and Alisa Ueno. As if 2017 isn’t already closing out strong for SOFI TUKKER and SOFI TUKKER fans alike, the duo have now unleashed Energia, a vivacious, beatific, and contagious carousel ride that dips fully into the Brazilian/Portuguese side of the pair’s sound. Like Drinkee and Matadora, Energia is a collaboration with Brazilian poet Chacal. It’s got plenty of that smoldering SOFI TUKKER spice and fire that we fell so hard for previously. All that’s left to do now is dance, wild and feral, untamed and free, to yet another phenomenal genre defying, classification breaking SOFI TUKKER heater. Download/stream the single, here.

September 14, 2017
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It’s a jumbo sized collaboration as SOFI TUKKER drops a bombshell of a groover named Best Friend, on which the Grammy nominated duo are joined by Los Angeles electronic bigwigs NERVO, New York dance darlings The Knocks, and Tokyo DJ/culture influencer Alisa Ueno. Best Friend is the sort of fiery scorching, racy pumping SOFI TUKKER banger with a deep groove and plenty of island flair. It’s so hot, it’s even been tapped for that new iPhone X commercial. SOFI TUKKER’s new song is, as its name implies, an appreciative celebration of friendship. You can catch the New York house/dance duo live when they perform at Life Is Beautiful in Vegas later this month or when they tour with Odesza this fall. I’m excited to see them yet again when Odesza makes their three night stop at the Greek in Berkeley. You can also stream and download Best Friend, here.

August 31, 2017
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Fuck They is without a doubt one of the most infectious tracks of the moment. I’m head over heels for SOFI TUKKER’s feisty, spicy electronic pop banger, which I first heard before it dropped as a single when they played an immense set at the Independent in San Francisco, then got to hear again at Outside Lands Music Festival earlier this month. I can’t help but love this high voltage remix of Fuck They by revered Italian producer Benny Benassi and his pal MazZz, too. It’s a boisterous dance re-imagination exploding with progressive house energy. The official edit is out now. Download/stream, here.

July 13, 2017
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Thursday is giving Friday a run for the money for best day of the week. Not only is a Jaymes Young headlined Popscene on a Thursday night this time around, but SOFI TUKKER has presented us with new music! The Grammy nominated alt dance game changers from New York continue to buck trends and pave the way for genre bending creativity with Fuck They, a plump driving track with all the fiery confidence and defiant mettle that could be encapsulated in such a sublime dance track. Fuck They is spicy and sweet, all at once, a Brazilian bass, deep house, and feisty pop banger with endless swagger and an affirmed Jersey bounce. Sophie and Tucker explain that the ‘They’ in the song is “anything that holds you back from being who you are. Whoever ‘they’ is in your life / in your mind, Fuck They! Who’s they anyway?”  The single will be out tomorrow at all major retailers. 

July 11, 2017
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I must have died and gone to music heaven. How else can it be that two of my favorite projects this year, both of them having achieved meteoric ascensions, come together on one gorgeous remix? Maggie Rogers’ break out hit Alaska has already been on the receiving end of spectacular remixes by the likes of SOHN, Tycho, and Toby Green. Now, we get to experience the nirvana that is Grammy nominated alt dance duo SOFI TUKKER’s edit! They’ve given Alaska a twilight dance re-work. It’s a weightless prancing, dreamy strumming deep house approach that evokes the romance of warm summer nights. I can’t tell if I want to hit a dance floor or find myself a quaint cafe in a cobblestone alley where I can stare at the stars and waltz around the tables in pure contentment.

June 22, 2017
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SOFI TUKKER’s Moon Tattoo is a gorgeous tune off the Grammy nominated duo’s stellar EP Soft Animals. It’s a cool halcyon gem with a mystical ambiance. Sydney based producer Frost has given the song a sublime re-work seasoned with deliciously dark synths and deep rumbling bass. Frost’s remix is sweet ambrosia for the ears… tranquilly entrancing but also hypnotically moving, like a celestial dance under a magical moon in the depths of an enchanted jungle. SOFI TUKKER’s critically acclaimed and widely adored EP, Soft Animals, is available from major retailers, here.