Sofi Tukker Are DJing From Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak
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The opening credits for HBO’s The New Pope (gloriously starring John Malkovich as the Pope) is arguably one of the most brilliantly provocative uses of music in film or television—as Sofi Tukker’s hyper-sensual “Good Time Girl” plays against the backdrop of a blinking cross…the latter itself surely laden with metaphor.
It’s just one more reason to love the perpetually groovy international electro duo, who we’ve been exalting since they first popped up on the scene in 2014. And now we have another. The duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern who make up Sofi Tukker have taken to doing home DJ sets every day, surely one of the most inventive responses to the mass quarantining we’ve see yet.
“I was working out and Tuck was DJing and Squid started live streaming it,” Hawley-Weld recalls. “It felt really right to be sharing more of ourselves and sharing what we love, so we kept doing it. We’ve got to keep our bodies moving and our spirits alive during this time. It’s an opportunity for togetherness, even while we are all stuck at home.”
And Halpern promises, “We’re playing bangers. We’re playing music you will want to get down to!”
As well, the duo have just released a new Dillon Francis remix of “Purple Hat”, which is also guaranteed to get you on your feet.