Concert Review: Sofi Tukker at The Crocodile

The show at the Crocodile for Sofi Tukker was one of the most anticipated live shows in Seattle for the week. The New York based duo was riding high from their performances at Coachella which collected a larger following, finishing their last two shows of their two month tour here in the Northwest. Their debut EP Soft Animals released last year earned them a Grammy Award Nomination for their single “Drinkee,” which apparently was Sophie Hawley-Weld’s first time writing a guitar riff. Tucker Halpern and Sophie Hawley-Weld met as seniors at Brown and connected through their love in music which lead them into pursuing writing together.  Their sound is most distinguishable for its repetitive vocals, house bass lines, occasional Portuguese, electric guitar riffs, and use of Brazilian instruments.  It’s exactly what everyone needs heading into the summer season at every party.

The packed house started the dance vibes early on with opener DJ Giobbi who added her own party opening up for the duo.  Her enthusiasm and constant moving around engaging with people pumped everyone up and left them asking about her.  She was a great addition to the set and no one stopped while she mixed her tracks on stage.

The floor was already equipped for Sofi Tukker with their custom-made standing electric drum-kit standing in the middle of the stage. Also in the front middle there was a large amp which was used by the duo to stand on throughout their performance.  They came out just before 11 and the fans were thrilled to see the show get started.  Hawley-Weld stood on the right side holding her guitar wearing all white and Halpern was on the left holding his bass with matching white but also standing out with his red shoes. With every song they played their show felt like a loud, vibrant color and more and more people were pulled into it.  They are proving that they have tons of talent to captivate with their live sets and after witnessing the effect they had on everyone, it truly was impressive.  Giobbi joined the duo for the dance routine in hit “Awoo” as they all moved in sync through the song.

The night felt like a never ending dance party fueled by the jungle infused beats, black lights, and seductive moves which was such a refreshing live experience.  From “Hey Lion,” and “Matadora” to newer singles “Johny,” and “Greed,” they hypnotized the fans standing in front of them. This is a performance you want to catch once they come back around with their next tour.

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Sophia Barkalakis

Music is probably the most important part of her life. Sophia is constantly searching for new material, old and new. Always looking forward to the next live show she can attend, ready to immerse herself in the sound. "There is something so magical about attending a live show that you cannot possibly feel from a recording itself that makes it worth going to", she says. She also says she's lucky to be able to combine her passion for music with her obsession of capturing moments. She finds that being able to look at a photograph and be transported to that second of your life is indescribable and she's so grateful for all those great moments.