This Friday, SOFI TUKKER will release two new reimaginings of their timeless debut single “Drinkee” from British house and techno icon Carl Cox and Chicago dance music phenom John Sumit in collaboration with Brazilian house maverick Vintage Culture. “Drinkee” was SOFI TUKKER’s seismic first impression that introduced a wholly original global vision of dance music that consistently finds new lives and remains contemporary. The song garnered the group their first GRAMMY nomination for Best Dance Recording.
“Carl Cox embodies pure love of music and the craft in a way that has always inspired us. It’s a dream come true to get a remix from him. What a legend “ share SOFI TUKKER
Carl Cox says of his remix, “I really enjoyed the original mix, so doing this remix was a pleasure to do. Using new analog Moogs, vocal samples and some lead guitar, was a great challenge to create something special. A true journey of electronic music. I hope you enjoy this remix.”
“July 2021 is the anniversary of my first remix of “Drinkee” – co-produced with my friend, Slow Motion. Our remix of “Drinkee” in 2016 was one of the first tracks to catch the attention of an international audience for me. This also began my ongoing friendship with Sofi Tukker.” shares Vintage Culture. “Collaborating with John Summit for an updated version of “Drinkee” in 2021 makes me very proud. John is a talented producer and performing artist. Our 2021 version of “Drinkee” is already receiving an amazing reaction in clubs across the USA.”
John Summit adds, “When Vintage Culture reached out to me about remixing Drinkee together it was a no-brainer. I was already working on a collab with SOFI TUKKER at the time (out later this year) and I had always loved the original. Taking that iconic guitar riff and vocals and giving it our signature tech house treatment resulted in a monster of a track that I did not expect. It was almost effortless how quickly this one came together, and from the first time I played it out and saw the crowd reaction I knew it’d be a hit.”
SOFI TUKKER say, “Vintage Culture did one of our first ever remixes of Drinkee in 2016 and we’ve developed a friendship over the years. And John Summit has recently become a friend and collaborator. This remix feels like family–and it’s been going OFF all summer. Really hyped to have one of our favorite song we’ve ever made make a comeback in the club!”
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SOFI TUKKER, the genre-defying duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, is celebrated for their inclusive and global perspective on electronic music as well as their work’s themes of liberation, unity, and self-empowerment. Their debut single “Drinkee” was nominated for a Best Dance Recording Grammy® in 2017, which was followed by a Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy® nomination for their debut album Treehouse in 2019. In the Spring of 2020 as the world was confronted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the group started live streaming daily DJ sets from their home outside Miami to millions of people worldwide and released their quarantine anthem “House Arrest” with Gorgon City, which reached #1 on US Dance Radio. SOFI TUKKER’s records have achieved Gold or Platinum status on every continent other than Antarctica, and their electric and energetic live show has sold out venues and graced major festival stages across the planet. The band is also frequently tapped for remixes by some of the biggest artists in the world including Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry. SOFI TUKKER are also passionate activists who have raised funds and awareness for Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Natural Resources Defense Council and the March for Our Lives. Their commitment to equality and fostering community while recombining the pillars of dance music into exciting new shapes has established them as a singular act.
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