+ APPEARS ON RED HOT + FREE COMPILATION BENEFITTING ALLY COALITION, TREVOR PROJECT & SAGE
SOFI TUKKER share LP Giobbi’s remix of their continent-crossing collaboration with Amadou & Mariam “Mon Cheri.” The producer and FEMME HOUSE founder puts a deep melodic spin on the track, with synths that undulate like water rippling across a lake. Sung in Portugese, Bambara and French, and produced virtually from Florida, Paris and Mali, “Mon Cheri” delivers an ode to love that transcends language. LP Giobbi’s addition to the track elevates the two GRAMMY-nominated duos’ call to the dance floor.
“I am 100% the product of SOFI TUKKER’s love, support, belief, encouragement and musical mentorship. They were the ones who gave me a stage to learn on, started a record label that put out my music, and they were the ones that said “hey, why don’t you add the piano to your set?” Hearing Sophie and Amadou & Mariam’s voice mixed with Tucker’s production inspired me and guided me into making one of my favorite remixes yet!”
– LP Giobbi
“It’s a dream song with our dream collaborators — AND NOW OUR DREAM REMIXER (who is also our best friend). LP put her signature style on it and it fits perfectly. We’ve been talking about doing a remix with her for so long but we were waiting for the perfect one. This is it. We love it so much.”
– SOFI TUKKER
The original track appears on Red Hot + Free – Red Hot’s double album out now. The track continues the non-profit’s 30-year mission of fighting HIV/AIDS and supporting humanitarian charities through music, pop culture and global anthems. Proceeds from “Mon Cheri” and the rest of Red Hot + Free will benefit The Ally Coalition, Trevor Project and SAGE, three groups dedicated to LGBTQ equality, suicide prevention in LGBTQ youth, and the elderly LGBTQ community affected by HIV/AIDS and more.
Helmed by influential producer and endless multi-hyphenate Bill Coleman, Red Hot + Free is a liberating mixtape of dance music meant to feed souls and unleash minds from an unprecedented state of lockdown. In addition to “Mon Cheri,” the compilation features an exclusive cover of Juliet Roberts’ beloved ‘90’s house music hit, “Caught In The Middle” by Billy Porter, timely reworks of perennial classics like Gloria Gaynor‘s “I Will Survive” and Ultra Naté‘s “Free (Live Your Life),” fresh and extended versions of songs from Allie X, Casey Spooner, CRICKETS (JD Samson, Roddy Bottum, Michael O’Neill) and Sam Sparro, plus Bright Light Bright Light x The Illustrious Blacks, Louis The Child x Foster The People, Tituss Burgess x Imani Coppola, Vagabon x Pamcy and many others.
Entertainment Weekly raves, “the 18-track HIV/AIDS benefit album is here to save your summer.” Read their new interview with Coleman, where he discusses the parallels between the HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 crises, merging the past and present, and curating Red Hot + Free to honor Red Hot’s roots in the LGBTQ+ community, Black queer movements and the inclusive club scenes that define modern music history: https://bit.ly/3wrq1vX
“Mon Cheri” follows SOFI TUKKER’s infectious collaboration “It Don’t Matter” with quintessential Brazilian DJ producer Alok and Romanian global pop phenom INNA. Seductive, commanding, and instantly memorable; “It Don’t Matter” brings three singular artists together and showcases their shared love of dance music’s unifying power. The song is an accompaniment to Spotify’s flagship dance playlist Mint.
SOFI TUKKER recently announced a series of festival dates including Reading, Leeds, and Outside Lands, details below. These will be the first in person live dates following over 300 livestreams during the pandemic. The group recently did a special live set direct from the streets of the Miami area in Tucker’s customized truck Keekee, check it out here.
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