On their new single "Mon Cheri," recently released in partnership with the Red Hotorganization, SOFI TUKKER and Amadou & Mariam create "a true sonic melting pot...fusing African percussion, Brazilian rhythms and good old Florida synth into a sophisticated, joyfully energized vibe" (Billboard). The New York Times says, "When Amadou & Mariam arrive for the choruses, calling for togetherness in love, a 4/4 thump kicks in, steering the song directly to the dance floor." Today, the intercontinental collaboration and international party jam travels even further with a brand new remix from LP Giobbi.
Listen to "Mon Cheri" (LP Giobbi Remix):
As co-founders of the Animal Talk collective, label, publishing company and traveling party, LP Giobbi and SOFI TUKKER have long been best friends, but "Mon Cheri" marks the first remix they've worked on together. The Austin-based producer and piano house queen transforms the euphoric, multilingual cacophony of love into a climactic build of vocal stacks, polyrhythms and pounding keys, continuing Red Hot's 30-year mission of fighting HIV/AIDS and supporting LGBTQ organizations through global anthems. "Mon Cheri" (LP Giobbi Remix) is the first in a series of new takes on "Mon Cheri." The full remix package will be revealed soon, and like the original single, proceeds will benefit The Ally Coalition, Trevor Project and SAGE.
Read more about the song in a new interview with Out Magazine
"I am 100% the product of SOFI TUKKER's love, support, belief, encouragement and musical mentorship," says LP Giobbi. "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?' So to finally get to remix one of their tracks is the ultimate dream come true. And it was well worth the wait because the original track is MY MF JAM!!!! So much so that it was almost intimidating to take on (for all the aforementioned reasons) but 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!"
SOFI TUKKER adds, "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." Amadou & Mariam agree, "The LP Giobbi remix sounds amazing, we love it! We are so happy to be part of this project and we encourage SOFI TUKKER to push their music forward to success."
"Mon Cheri" appears on Red Hot's new double album of dance and electronic bops, Red Hot + Free, released last Friday and helmed by producer Bill Coleman. "A perfect soundtrack for summer" (PopMatters), the charitable compilation features Billy Porter's "blazing vocals" (Rolling Stone) on a cover of "Caught In The Middle" that the New York Post just named one of 10 Hottest Summer Songs of 2021, as well as contributions from Allie X, Bright Light Bright Light, Cakes da Killa, Casey Spooner, CRICKETS, Felix da Housecat, Foster The People, Gloria Gaynor, Honey Dijon, Pamcy, The Illustrious Blacks, Tituss Burgess, Ultra Naté, Sam Sparro, Vagabon and more. POZ Magazine adds, "You'd best be vaccinated because the release of Red Hot + Free will make you want to hit the crowded dance floor."
Listen to Red Hot + Free: