Sofi Tukker is riding high, as the indie-dance duo tours the nation as direct support on ODESZA‘s acclaimed A Moment Apart tour, while their original single “Best Friend” climb the charts, peaking at no. 30 on Mainstream Top 40, no. 27 on the Alternative Songs chart and no. 12 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.
It’s the perfect time to drop a remix, and the duo’s real-life homies NERVO and Jeff Retro stepped up to the plate. The “Best Friend” remix is a neon stomper, amped by thumping drums and spiky synth melodies. Singer Sophie Hawley-Weld’s vocals are club-ready over the big-room beat, while the tune’s signature vocoded hook jams as a robotic call to the dance floor.
“Couldn’t be happier to have a remix of this by some of our favorite friends and collaborators,” Sofi Tukker says in a joint emailed statement. “These women work harder than anyone we’ve ever met and this remix sets it off. We love playing it at our after-parties.”
The remix is part of a forthcoming three-track package, including a Brazilian Carnival-inspired flip by Sofi Tukker and a rework from Mexico’s Sinego. Listen to NERVO and Jeff Retro’s “Let’s Get Busy” version of “Best Friend” below, exclusively on Billboard Dance.
Tour dates including headlining European shows
* denotes shows with ODESZA
Dec 11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
Dec 12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
Dec 13 – Providence, RI @ The Strand*
Dec 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center*
Jan 27 – Dublin, IR @ The Button Factory
Jan 31 – London, UK @ Heaven
Feb 2 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Feb 3 – Ghent, Belgium @ Democrazy at NEST
Feb 4 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
Feb 5 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere
Feb 7 – Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Feb 9 – Bordeaux, France @ Iboat
Feb 10 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
Feb 11 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
Mar 23 – Bogotá, Colombia @ Festival Estéreo Picnic
Mar 25 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza