RÜFÜS DU SOL is a trio out of Sydney, Australia, currently in the midst of an extensive U.S. tour. Refreshing for their use of live instrumentation in their house music, they are quickly gaining a reputation as an act to be watched closely. Now they've remixed another buzz magnet, ZHU, and his track "Paradise Awaits."
The original track is already quite dance-friendly, but also has a classic verse-chorus pop structure, ZHU waxing poetic about "walking around talking my shit" and "the naked women in my bed." RÜFÜS DU SOL take a more club-oriented approach, simplifying the lyrics, which gives them room to tinker with what remains. They show considerable skill as remixers here, dissembling the pieces and rebuilding them into a deep house masterpiece. Do not miss these Aussie's live show, dates are below.
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OCT 9 – New York [Highline Ballroom]
OCT 10 – Brooklyn [Verboten]
OCT 11 – Montreal [Le Belmont]
OCT 12 – Toronto [Wrongbar]
OCT 14 – Chicago [Schubas Tavern]
OCT 15 – Boulder [Fox Theatre]
OCT 16 – Vancouver [Venue Nightclub]
OCT 17 – Seattle [Chop Suey]
OCT 18 – Portland [Branx]
OCT 21 – Solana Beach, San Diego [Belly Up Tavern]
OCT 23 – Los Angeles [Fonda Theatre]
OCT 24 – San Francisco [Mezzanine]
"Paradise Awaits" (RÜFÜS DU SOL remix)