Sofi Tukker are a musical duo based in USA consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. They are best known for their songs “Drinkee”, “Best Friend”, and “Purple Hat”.
Sofi Tukker is the duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern.
Sophie Hawley-Weld was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but grew up in rural Canada and Atlanta. She then attended United World College of the Adriatic, a UWC in Duino, Italy.
Tucker Halpern was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. Growing up, he was a basketball player who was recruited by major Division I basketball schools, ending up at Brown University where he played three years and was the captain for a year. Due to an illness, he changed his career, started DJing and concentrated on making music.
Halpern and Hawley-Weld first met at Brown University in 2014 at an art gallery where Hawley-Weld was performing. Halpern approached her and they began writing and performing songs together.
Sofi Tukker released an EP, Soft Animals on July 8, 2016. The EP includes “Drinkee”, “Matadora”, “Awoo”, “Déjà Vu Affair”, “Moon Tattoo”, and “Hey Lion”. The title comes from a Mary Oliver poem (“You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves”).
Their song “Drinkee” from the Soft Animals EP was nominated for a 2017 Grammy for Best Dance Recording. “Drinkee” is adapted from a poem written by the Brazilian poet, Chacal, sung sensually amidst cowbells, bongos, electric guitars and deep driving bass. Their song “Drinkee” is featured in The Incredible Jessica James.
On April 24, 2020, Australian radio station Triple J premiered a new song created by the duo titled “When The Rona’s Over”, as part of a COVID-19 self-isolation musical challenge nicknamed Quarantune.
Sofi Tukker began DJing while sheltering at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, reaching already 400 performances on April 19, 2021. Along the way, the show was expanded to Twitch, Facebook, Discord, Instagram Live. A social media-connected community of fans, known as the “Freak Fam”, have even formed their own channels and held Zoom dance parties during the livestream.
In February 2022, Sofi Tukker debuted “Original Sin”, the first single from their upcoming second album Wet Tennis.
Sofi Tukker’s second studio album Wet Tennis was released on April 29, 2022.
Their song “Johny” is featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 17, and was adapted from a poem by Brazilian poet Paulo Leminski.
Their 2017 song “Best Friend” was played during the iPhone X full commercial reveal at the Apple Event on September 12, 2017. It is also included in the football game FIFA 18, the second straight year that a song of theirs has been included on the soundtrack of FIFA. It is also playing in the club scene in the 2018 movie Ocean’s Eight, as well as during The Block Season 17 Episode 32 ‘Living & Dinings Continue’.
The clean version of their song “Batshit”, titled “That’s It (I’m Crazy)”, was featured in a TV commercial for Apple promoting their special edition iPhone 8 RED smartphone in 2018.
Both “Best Friend” and “Batshit” were featured the episode “Robert Diaz (No. 15)” (season 6, episode 22) of the TV series The Blacklist.
On June 28, 2018, they collaborated with Italian DJ Benny Benassi for the single “Everybody Needs a Kiss”, and on September 14, 2018, they released a remix of “Energia” with Brazilian singer Pabllo Vittar.
“Baby I’m a Queen” is featured in Xbox Game Studios’ Forza Horizon 4.
“Swing” is featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 20 and Need for Speed Heat. which also features “Playa Grande” and “Mi Rumba”.`
“Good Time Girl” is featured during the opening credits of HBO’s series The New Pope.
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