Almost a year since releasing their acclaimed LP SOLACE, RÜFÜS DU SOL are running a victory lap today in the form of an extensive album of remixes by their techno-savvy peers from across the world—from Germany’s Adam Port and Gerd Janson, to Spain’s Edu Imbernon and Audiofly, to the UK’s Hot Since 82 and Will Clarke.
While SOLACE REMIXED compiles eighteen remixes of the Australian trio’s from hand-picked DJs, we asked RÜFÜS to hand-pick ten remixes of other artists’ music which they enjoy just as much—if not more than—the originals, that more often than not become appropriated for the club by dance-music heavyweights like Trentmøller, DJ Koze, and Boys Noize.
“The idea of taking a record and changing the context of that record to be suited to a certain style of club music is exciting to us,” the band explains. “Remixes have played a huge part in our lives through discovery. When we were first clubbing we would hear a track on a club system and go home and Google it (or Shazam it nowadays), often to find out it’s a club version of an indie song, or a club edit of some underappreciated gem from years back. It’s an exciting thing to then go and listen to both artists’ catalogues and dissect where the moments you love from the remix came from.
“We’ve put this playlist together of some of our favorite remixes. Some are ten years old, and some are from this year. The thing they have in common is that they are all weapons that captured our attention the first time we heard them.”
SOLACE REMIXED is out today via Rose Avenue and Reprise Records. You can order it here.