Sofi Tukker was one of my favorite new acts in 2016 with their deceivingly simple beats and Brazilian folk influences. Sometimes you just want to throw caution to the wind and dance, and they are all about facilitating a good time live. It seems like I wasn’t alone in my admiration as the NYC act also got a nomination for Best Dance Recording from the 59th annual Grammys for their breakout single “Drinkee.”
2017 is looking to be even bigger for the duo as they are already slated to play some of the biggest festivals and are returning to San Francisco February 10th to headline a sold out show at The Independent. They are also doing a DJ set after their show with The Knocks and XXYYXX at 1015 Folsom and tickets are still available here.
“Johny” features an infectious guitar rift and Sophie Hawley-Weld’s sultry voice. Tucker Halpern keeps the beat going and I am sure he is all over their unique “Book Tree” in the live show.
Check out “Johny” below:
As part of the roll out the duo also set up a fun hotline where fans could call and hear the song. Some fans even got connected right to Sophie and Tucker, or got later call backs from them and “Awoo” collaborator Betta Lemme.
You can try calling Johny hotline yourself +1 866-HI-JOHNY.
PS Huge fan of the coordinated dance moves.
— Bob Patterson (@bobpatters) December 16, 2016