SOFI TUKKER’s Cheerful Aura Will Grow On You With Every Beat [PHOTOS+REVIEW] REVIEW+PHOTOS: SOFI TUKKER @ SXSW 3/16/17
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For every artist we decided to catch at SXSW, we decided to review each performance with our own version of “Five Ws and One H” answering the questions: 1) Who are they, 2) What kind of music do they play, 3) When did they play, 4) Where are they from, 5) Why did we decide to catch them play and 6), How was their performance.
WHO: SOFI TUKKER; a duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld (vocals, guitar) and Tucker Halpern (electronic bass).
WHAT: Multi-instrumental house.
WHEN: 3/16/2017 at StubHub Live: The Sound Stage for Culture Collide at Banger’s.
WHERE: New York, New York.
WHY: I didn’t know too much about Sofi Tukker prior SXSW except that they were scheduled to play Coachella this year.
HOW: These two know how to start a party. Heavy beats, fun choreography, tropical house and beyond likable personalities, this is SOFI TUKKER. They recently release their first EP, “Soft Animals”, last year, but have already built a decent following.
This duo are naturals on the stage. Even if you aren’t a big fan of house music or dance pop, you can definitely appreciate the performance this duo delivers. Brazilian instrumentation adds a little extra to their already spicy dance set. The excitement of their performance was elevated when they jumped into crowd while playing electronic drums. Their cheerful auras will grow on you with every beat.
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Derrick K. Lee is a music attorney, blogger, concert photographer and co-owner of Blurred Culture. He goes to a lot of shows and sometimes he writes good. Music is his boo.
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