New York-based duo Sofi Tukker burst onto the scene in 2016 with their Portuguese-fused track 'Drinkee'.
The track racked up million of plays, and earned the pair a Grammy nomination. From there they've remained on the rise, with a slew of huge international performances under their belt and another Grammy nom for their debut album Treehouse. Having recently played Coachella, they'll be making the trip down under this week for the Groovin The Moo festivals (along with some headline shows).
I spoke with Sophie and Tucker about what we can expect in their Australian sets, their new single 'Fantasy' and working with Jon Hume, aka the lead singer of emo throwback band Evermore.
I wanted to kick off by talking about Coachella, which you guys played for the second time last weekend, and again this weekend. How did that compare for you to when you first played it in 2017?
T: Way better. It was really crazy, I mean the first time we played it was one of our first festivals ever, we played in the daytime, we were just hoping the tent would fill out.
We were trying to do our best at the time, and it ended up being one of the best experiences ever. It was really overwhelming and crazy, and then this time we went back and it felt a little more like, you know, we knew what we were doing sort of. We had a big new live show and production that we've been working on for six months that we were planning to debut at Coachella.
We were excited and nervous about that, and we had an amazing night slot and everything worked perfectly. We had some amazing guests who are friends and icons and we were just so excited about having them. The crowd was so crazy that it actually leaked in to the next tent and security had to get them out. It was the best thing ever.
Yeah, that sounds amazing. Did you end up catching any of the other acts that played this year?
S: Yeah, we saw a couple of people, we saw Rosalia who I thought was absolutely incredible. And I thought Maggie Rogers was amazing…we didn't get to see that much but those two particularly really stand out to me.
Yeah, definitely. So, you're playing Groovin The Moo here in a few weeks, which is quite different to something like Coachella. What can we expect to see in your Groovin set?
T: We are going to bring a lot of our new production, like the new sculpture thing we have in the middle of the stage, we call it the Book Tree that I hit and it plays samples. We're bringing all that stuff, so it’s going to be a full Sofi Tukker show. We're going to go dance and sweat a lot and jump around a lot and egg on the crowd to be crazier than they've ever been - and in Australia that's pretty crazy.