First Spin: The Week’s Best New Dance Tracks From Sofi Tukker x Amadou & Mariam, Solomun, More

Dance scene busy bees Sofi Tukker link with legendary Malian husband and wife duo Amadou & Mariam for a hot track that’s a true sonic melting pot. Produced between Paris, Mali and Sofi Tukker’s base in Florida, the song is sung in Portugese, French and Bambara, the national language of Mali. The track sounds like all of these places too, fusing African percussion, Brazilian rhythms and good old Florida synth into a sophisticated, joyfully energized vibe. Even better is that “Mon Cheri” is a good time for a good cause — the track comes from the forthcoming Red Hot + Free compilation, which benefits The Ally Coalition, Trevor Project and SAGE, groups working for LGBTQ equality, suicide prevention in LGBTQ youth, and the elderly LGBTQ community affected by HIV/AIDS.

“This song is a dream come true,” Sofi Tukker gushes in a statement“About a year ago, when Red Hot approached us about doing a collaboration, they asked us who our dream collaborators would be. We said Amadou & Mariam. Soph grew up listening to Amadou & Mariam all the time and in college, studied West African dance and music. We couldn’t believe it when they came back to us saying they’d be interested….his is one of our favorite songs we’ve ever made and couldn’t be more grateful to Amadou & Mariam for sharing it with us!”