Thursday, April 25, 2024

Sofi Tukker goes lesbian in Brazil with new music video

Sofi Tukker, the Grammy-nominated duo comprised of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, have released their exhilarating new single, “Jacaré” on Ultra Records.

Accompanying the track is the colorful new music video filmed on location in Rio de Janeiro. “Jacaré” is a tribute to both the beauty of Brazil and the LGBTQ+ community.

With elements of electronic, house and jazz influences, “Jacaré” was penned as an ode to Brazil and its inherent sensuality. Inspired by the country’s vibrant culture, “Jacaré’‘ pulsates with Tucker’s irresistible beats and puts Sophie’s seductive vocals on full display.  The lyrics were written by Sophie who is fluent in Portuguese, and longtime collaborator and Brazilian poet Chacal.

Sophie and Tucker explain, “Jacaré means alligator in Portuguese but it’s also a derogatory word for women who like women. We wanted to take the word and flip it into something positive and joyful rather than a term used as an insult or threat. This song is super fun and sexy and inspired by our time in Brazil. We wrote the lyrics together with our longtime collaborator and friend, the Brazilian poet, Chacal. It’s been a highlight in every DJ set we’ve done recently. It’s a celebration of Brazil, of women and the LGBTQ+ community.”

It comes as Sofi Tukker delivered a high energy set at Coachella Weekend 1, with coverage from BillboardRolling Stone Entertainment Weekly  and Vogue among others — check out their performance of “Swing” from the show  here

The duo will soon appear at Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and headline festival sets at Lightning in a Bottle, Electric Forest Festival, Milwaukee Summerfest & Capitol Hill Block Party.  They’ll also hit the European festival circuit including stops at Lollapalooza Stockholm, Down the Rabbit Hole, EXIT Festival, Pohoda, Rock Werchter & Gunnersbury Park London with Kygo among others, while their Las Vegas DJ Residency consistently packs in a crowd (see below for all tour dates).

Earlier this year, the magnetic duo recorded a not-to-be-missed session with KEXP featuring a stripped-down version of “Jacaré” with live instrumentation.

In addition to their many musical and entrepreneurial pursuits, the band are passionate activists committed to equality and have raised funds and awareness for organizations including Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, the March for Our Lives and Red Cross Ukraine.  

2023 Tour Dates

4/21- Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

4/22- Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival

4/30- Las Vegas, NV @ TAO Beach Day Club (DJ Residency)

5/13- Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee Dayclub (DJ Residency)

5/18- Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee Dayclub (DJ Residency)

5/19 & 5/20- Austin, TX @ Seismic Spring: Lite Edition (Hybrid DJ Set)

5/20- Baltimore, MD @ Preakness (Hybrid DJ Set)

5/25- Las Vegas, NV @ Hakkasan Nightclub (DJ Residency)

5/26- Bakersfield, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival

5/27- Vancouver, BC @ Harbour Event & Convention Center (Hybrid DJ set)

6/04- Las Vegas, NV @ TAO Beach Day Club (DJ Residency)

6/11- New York City, NY @ The Governor’s Ball Music Festival

6/17- Manchester, TN @ Bonaroo Music Festival

6/19- Oklahoma City, OK @ The Jones Assembly

6/22- Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival 

6/23- Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest

6/29- Stockholm, Sweden @ Lollapalooza Stockholm (Hybrid DJ set)

6/21-7/2- Ewijk, The Netherlands @ Down the Rabbit Hole

7/1- Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter 

7/6-7/9- Constanta, Romania @ Neversea Festival

7/6-7/8- Trenčín, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival

7/8- Novi Sad, Serbia @ Exit Festival

7/21- Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party

7/22- Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub (DJ Residency)

8/3- Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

8/5- Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

8/6- Toronto, ON @ Veld Festival (Hybrid DJ set)

8/10- Chorzów, Poland @ Fest Festival

8/12- London, England @ Gunnersbury Park with Kygo

8/13- Newquay, England @ Boardmasters Festival

8/26- Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee Dayclub (DJ Residency)


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