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Sound Drops: Sofi Tukker

18.03.2019

With one album to their name , which got a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album, we catch up with the globalised duo known of Sofi Tukker while the jet off to share their music on a world tour.

Yin and yang halo gang 

That’s how Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern have caption one of their latest posts on Instagram and how we would like to tell you what they are all about.

 

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But who are Sofi Tukker?

Sophie was born in Germany but she moved to the US in Atlanta with the whole family, who now are based in the Netherlands. So, why do Sofi Tukker sing in Portuguese if she has no relation to the country itself? In an interview with Coveteur mag she said:

I was singing in Portuguese before I knew the language and then I was like, ‘I should start to understand what I’m saying.’ So I went and studied and spent some time in Brazil and met the Brazilian poets, and now we collaborate with them.

 

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One thing that might have led her to express in other languages that are not even her second language is the time she spent elsewhere in the world, including a spell in Italy when she UWC Adriatic, an independent high school in the city of Trieste.

Her inclination for languages and music sense never collided as she started singing in a bossa nova trio jazz band.

She, effectively, might be able to sing in more than four languages just from the information contained in this short paragraph.

Tucker Halper was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and he started off as a DJ; the two met in 2014 at Brown University and the yin yang chemistry came through when he first asked to remix a piece for him.

 

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Two years later the duo would already release their first single Drinkee, a track the features bongos and electric guitars combinations over the adaption of a Brazilian poem by Chacal.

Their debut studio album Treehouse was released in 2018 in April, which contains the sing Best Friend, a collaboration with The Knocks, Nervo and Alisa Ueno. It has totalled over 30 million views on YouTube.

Sofi Tukker’s style

On top of showcasing a music style that absorbed elements from other cultures and music genres and turned them into their selling point, Sofi Tukker don’t go unnoticed for what concerns their looks: bold camo prints in papaya orange or yellow camo prints matched cheetah print, pastel colour hair for him and a total pink lace dress for her to show off on the red carpet for her are amongst some of the best fashion moments of the duo.

And while you keep up with them on Instagram, where despite the millions of fans watching their videos, they haven’t picked up yet such a huge audience, you can check out if you can still make it to one of their tour dates.

 

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