Artist: Sofi Tukker
Category: climb, jumps
Available: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify
While “Purple Hat” by Sofi Tukker is getting major airtime on Alt Nation currently, I want to bring you back a year to their breakout album, Treehouse. This is a dance track that will have you wanting to come out of your seat. It’s creative and has an upbeat vibe. Time magazine says it combines “bossa nova swing, a clubby jungle drumbeat and insistent strings, sung by Sofi Hawley-Weld in Portuguese.” Introduce your students to something new and appreciate some world beats in your next class. What I love the most about this song and its back story is that they kept performing it at faster tempos to see just how fast they could take it. They settled at 135 bpm. I’m currently working on a jumps profile and this is a definite. Let me know what you think!