Diandra: How does having a university background influence you when composing music?
Tucker: I imagine myself at a lot of the parties I used to DJ at university. It’s where I learned how to DJ and had the opportunity to DJ multiple times a week and got to understand what moves people’s bodies and what makes people happy.
Sophie: The parties were definitely influential. I also spent a lot of time learning how to be discerning and critical about my own work, so maybe (hopefully) some of that made its way into our composing!
Diandra: You say that you want to “break the fourth wall” when connecting to audiences in concert. What is funniest concert story you have about breaking said “fourth wall”?
Sofi Tukker: There were two guys dressed as unicorns in the front row at our last show. Tucker called them out on wearing skin tight white latex body suits and said something about their penises being in our faces… definitely broke the fourth wall.
Diandra: Your lyrics have been influenced by Brazilian poetry. What is your favorite Brazilian poem and why?
Diandra: Your music is more than sound; it is also an art installation. What would you say is your perceived difference between music and music art, which many have called your work?
Sofi Tukker: Thanks, thats cool! What we really hope to do is to tie as many senses in as possible. We try to physically embody the songs rather than just traditionally play them — and we are in the process of expanding the way that we visualize and display the sounds as we grow!
Diandra: You are all about connecting/ embodying music on every level. If Music was a literal person in front of you what would you do and say to him or her?
Sofi Tukker: Make LOOOOOOOVVVVEEE!
Diandra: Can you describe the specific feeling and moment you knew that Sofi Tukker was about to form and it would be something special?
Hmmmmm probably the moment we came up with the Drinkee riff.
Sophie and Tucker (Love This Response!)
We love avocados- (One of the most beautiful statements I have ever heard!_
Okay, this is the part of my article, where I give my spiritual take on the musical talent I have interviewed. So here it is! When you have two talented human beings unite to make music, it seems like magic. Yet, when these two human beings unite to do something special and uniquely distinguishable from other musicians… It is a miracle! The current greatness, and more importantly, future stardom of Sofi Tukker, is that they have done something most artists wish they could do: be stars by being themselves. Their music is unlike any of the radio hits and club-bangers that are often in today’s playlist shuffle. Yet, they are so incredibly likable and good that they have and will continue to be welcomed as a different, musical pleasure amongst the “much of the same”. I wish them all the best in luck and love in their career!c Although, after hearing Soft Animals, they do not need luck, they NEED A GRAMMY!
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