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It’s been a whirlwind seventeen months for the duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern since, as Sofi Tukker, they released their debut EP Soft Animals in July of 2016 – including a Best Dance Recording Grammy nomination for their single “Drinkee” and placement of a couple of tracks in the high-profile FIFA 17 and FIFA 18 video game releases. The latter features the song “Best Friend,” which is also currently burning up the US Pop and Alternative Charts.
So how are they celebrating the holidays? By doing their own rather fabulous remix of “Best Friend,” of course. BlackBook premieres it here, and it’s a groove monster of a version. The original was slinky and sultry; but here they fatten up the beat, crank up the BPM, and turn it into an all around riotous dance party.
“This remix is a faster and dancier version,” they tell us, “that we made for the dance floor. And the dance floor that we pictured while making it is outside in Brazil during Carnival!”