RÜFÜS DU SOL at Coachella
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RUFUS DU SOL Announce ‘SOLACE REMIXED’ LP, Share First Dancefloor-Ready Remix
Today, Australian deep house trio RÜFÜS DU SOL shared details of a new release on the way, SOLACE REMIXED, due out Sept. 6. The new album revisits 2018's SOLACE with a nod to the group's beginnings (and longtime fans) in the underground house scene, offering 18 remixes of the LP's dreamy, emotional tracks. The announcement was accompanied with the release of one of the "Solace" remixes, from Lastlings, the Aussie sibling duo on the RÜFÜS' own Rose Avenue label.
For the album, the group—consisting of Tyrone Lindqvist (lead vocals, guitar), Jon George (keys) and James Hunt (drums)—tapped big house and techno DJ/producers from across the globe. Adam Port, Audiofly, Cassian, Hot Since 82, Justin Martin and Gorje Hewek & Izhevski and others offer remixes for the album.
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Announcing SOLACE REMIXED. A double remix album featuring remixes by Hot Since 82, Gerd Janson, Adam Port, Mathame, Justin Martin, Cassian, Durante, Lastlings, Will Clarke, Icarus, Eelke Kleijn, Willaris. K, TERR, Edu Imbernon, Audiofly, Made in Paris, Gorje Hewek & Izhevski… Coming September 6th. Pre-order / pre-save it now to get six tracks immediately. Link in bio and stories
"We've always loved people being able to put their own spin on our music in a new context. It felt like at this point we were able to get in touch with some of the artists we admire and it seemed like an opportunity not to be missed. It allowed some more dance-orientated artists to create special moments for dance floors around the world," RÜFÜS explained to the Recording Academy over email, when we asked what inspired the LP.
We also wanted to know which remix surprised them the most. "Adam Port's remix of 'Underwater,'" they added, continuing, "It's amazing to see a remix played in clubs around the world that stays so true to the original. Where normally the people in that scene may have taken it into such an abstract or purest dance floor direction. What was cool and surprising about this remix is that it both stayed true to the original and gave it life in a new way."
The group is currently on the road with their SOLACE World Tour, as they continue the North American leg of the trek, which began back in April after they offered stellar live shows and DJ sets during both weekends of Coachella. After shows in Austin and New Orleans this weekend, they'll take over Chicago at Lollapalooza on Thursday, as well as two official Lolla Aftershows; a live show at the Vic the night before and a DJ set at Spybar on Thursday.
You can listen to the "Solace (Lastlings Remix)" above, and pre-order/pre-save the album here. A special vinyl edition will be available to order this fall, with a release date set for Oct. 18.