DT794 – SOFI TUKKER
SOFI TUKKER have taken over the world with their intoxicatingly glossy mixture of striking electropop with global influences that always take dazzling and unexpected turns, leaving the listener on the edge of their seat if not lifting them off of it. Their new album WET TENNIS, the follow-up to their twice GRAMMY-nominated debut, is out via Ultra/Sony Music.
The album is a celebration of self-empowerment, owning your right to pleasure, and liberating yourself from outside constraints. The title itself is an acronym: When Everyone Tries to Evolve, Nothing Negative Is Safe. It’s about leaving behind lesser fears and vices in favour of pursuing joy. Whatever challenges the duo face throughout the album, it isn’t long before they return to defiant positivity; its a story of ecstasy undoing human error, of delight outdoing our inevitable fallibility. Written over the past three years, WET TENNIS is a testament to the duo’s durability and their commitment to their fans, TheFreak Fam.
When in-person events became impossible, SOFI TUKKER’s live streams were a daily ceremony. Sophie and Tucker were able to interact in real-time with their community, experimenting and getting feedback on ideas that would eventually become WET TENNIS. These are songs made for their fans but perhaps more significantly, with them. Tennis features prominently in the album’s iconography. The game itself represents Soph and Tuck always hitting ideas back and forth to each other in their writing process, and the overlapping tennis rackets represent the venn diagram of their brains. They both have very different interests, but where the rackets intersect is that sweet spot that’s SOFI TUKKER.
Sum up this mix in 10 words…
This is a sexy mix that also can get the party to a peak.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Summer in New York 🙂
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
It has a nice flow, takes you to a super high energy moment and then brings you back down.
Tell us about your new album?
The album is called WET TENNIS and is an acronym for “When Everyone Tries to Evolve, Nothing Negative Is Safe”. We on purpose made songs that were optimistic and vibrant, and made most of it during lockdown, when we were dreaming of the world post-lockdown.
What have you got coming up?
We’re in the middle of the WET TENNIS world tour!
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
When everyone tries to evolve, nothing negative is safe 😉
Summer in New York – Extended Club Mix – SOFI TUKKER
Italove – Emmanuelle
Temptation ft. Poppy Baskcomb – Jess Bays
Sun Came Up – SOFI TUKKER & John Summit
The Rhythm – Earth n Days
Glass – Deetron
Party Starter – Matt Guy
Hold – SOFI TUKKER & BOII
Garden – Emily Nash
Otherdisco – HIGHLITE
Stamina – Millero
Original Sin – SOFI TUKKER
Dame Mas – Badwolff, Sof
Larry Bird – SOFI TUKKER