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Grammy-Winning Jon Batiste Unleashes Sonic Storm With 2x-Grammy Nominated Dance-Pop Duo Sofi Tukker

By Stevie Connor. Photo Credit: Jared McCall.

GRAMMY-winning artist Jon Batiste unleashes a sonic storm with 2x-GRAMMY nominated dance-pop duo Sofi Tukker on a new remix of “Worship,” from his acclaimed album World Music Radio. “Worship,” with its message “We are born the same,” is an unforgettable anthem of our shared humanity, instilling a sense of community among all listeners. The Sofi Tukker remix amplifies the song’s powerful rhythms and lyrics.

Sofi Tukker say of their “Worship” remix: "Getting to collaborate with Jon Batiste was so fun and is an honour. The guy is a force of talent. Getting to reimagine this powerful song for the club was so much fun. We actually made a bunch of versions of this one as we wanted to make sure we did our best for Jon! The gospel feel of this is a very cool moment in any DJ set."

Batiste recently performed “Worship” on the season finale of America’s Got Talent, joined by the Mzansi Youth Choir for an electrifying performance of the single.

Batiste’s latest studio album, World Music Radio — featuring collaborators including Jon Bellion, Lana Del Rey, Lil, Wayne, and more — draws inspiration from his mission to create community with the power of music. The album received widespread critical acclaim for its universal message and genre-defying sound, hailed by NPR as “a sprawling exploration of what global music can sound like,” and by the Associated Press as “a mesmerizing way to dial into Batiste’s eclectic and wide musicality.”

Jon Batiste is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, bandleader, and television personality. He has recorded and performed with artists in various genres of music (Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Roy Hargrove, and Mavis Staples), released his own recordings, and performed in more than 40 countries. Batiste, with his band Stay Human, appeared nightly as bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert from 2015 to 2022.

Batiste also serves as the music director of The Atlantic and the Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. In 2020, he co-composed the score for the Pixar animated film Soul, for which he received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Film Award (all shared with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross). Batiste has garnered 5 Grammy Awards from 14 nominations, including an Album of the Year win for his album We Are.



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