As the news flashing across our screens is apparently not getting better any time soon, all we can frankly think to do is dance while Notre Dame burns.
Naturally, Sofi Tukker are always first on our list these days for just such a remedy. And this exuberant R3HAB remix of their most recent single “Fantasy” is precisely the sort of Teutonic, retro-club-culture dancefloor stormer we need to sweat away the heartache. Of course, the track already sported those Depeche-like lyrical ambiguities we’ve always so dearly loved: “I want you to come closer / Maybe treat me better / Maybe a little meaner / Does it take work? / I hate when you can resist me,” confesses Sophie Hawley-Weld with a breathy desperation.
She and ST musical partner in crime Tucker Halpern electrified the Coachella crowds last weekend – watch a clip of their performance here – and they’ll be taking the stage in Indio again this Sunday. From there their current tour takes them to Australia, back to the US, and then to a series of festival gigs in Brazil and Europa.
With any luck, you can catch us catching them at Croatia’s INmusic Festival on June 26. Naturally, we’ll be right up front.