Last week, we premiered UK producer SOPHIE's upcoming single "Lemonade." The musical grab bag that he pulls from draws comparisons to nearly every kind of hyper-kinetic pop style: K-Pop, J-Pop, Eurodance at its most chaotic, and even turn of the millennium American/UK boybandisms. Late last week on Rinse FM, alongside Danny L Harle and Soda Plains, SOPHIE dropped "Hard," the b-side to "Lemonade." The song appears around the 1:22:55 mark and follows the similar distorted pattern of "Lemonade," but leaves behind the 110% pop bounce joy of its sibling single. Instead, it's a bit rougher with a sample riffing on different kind of hard topics from partying, platform shoes and latex gloves. Stream the mix below and don't miss SOPHIE on the road.
Aug 2 – Visions Festival [tickets] – London, UK
Aug 8 – Club Nokia [SOLD OUT] – Los Angeles, CA *
Aug 9 – Hacienda Beach Club’s Splash House Festival [tickets] – Palm Springs, CA
Aug 9 – Club Nokia [SOLD OUT] – Los Angeles, CA *
Aug 11 – Club Nokia [SOLD OUT] – Los Angeles, CA * @
Aug 31 – The Last Big Weekend [tickets] – Glasgow, UK !
Sep 6 – MoMA PS1 Warm Up [tickets] – Long Island City, NY #
Sep 12 – Gorilla vs Bear IV at Granada Theater [tickets] – Dallas, TX !
* with Flume
@ with The Range
! curated by Numbers and Optimo
# with Evian Christ, Lone, Forest Swords
! with Panda Bear, Ejecta, Doss, Blues Control