Sofi Tukker (often styled as SOFI TUKKER) is a New York-based musical duo consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. They released an EP, Soft Animals on July 8, 2016. The EP includes "Drinkee", "Matadora", "Awoo", Déjà Vu Affair, Moon Tattoo and "Hey Lion". The title comes from a Mary Oliver poem ("You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves").
Their song "Drinkee" from the Soft Animals EP was nominated for a 2017 Grammy for Best Dance Recording "Drinkee" is adapted from a poem written by the Brazilian poet, Chacal, sung sensually amidst cowbells, bongos, electric guitars and deep driving bass.
Paste Magazine described Sofi Tukkers release as "an insatiable dance collection of jungle-pop songs with many well-executed nods towards Brazilian instruments, poets and to the national language, Portuguese". The magazines review referred to the "carefully conceptualized Matadora" as “the album’s show-stopper"