Icarus takes on Paraleven’s ‘Lucid’ on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue
The remix is part of the upcoming Paraleven’s ‘Apollo’ Album coming out in September
In April, Paraleven made his Rose Avenue debut with “Lucid,” which has since been revealed as a track on his upcoming album, “Apollo.” Icarus, a UK duo, have taken up the torch in the path to ‘Apollo,’ twisting the YouTube Music chart-topping single into a high-octane dancefloor composition. The mellow original version is rebuilt from the ground up. Its subtle harmonic progressions take center stage atop fervent kicks and a resonant bassline, resulting in a piece that can stand alone.
Icarus are longtime Rose Avenue family members and friends of RÜFÜS DU SOL, having supported the band on previous tours and contributing remixes to the label. As a result of this connection, they are logical additions to the Paraleven remixing fold. However, Icarus’ legacy extends far beyond their work with the Australians. The duo has clocked in an Essential Mix, made a name for themselves on Anjunadeep with critically acclaimed releases like ‘Unfold,’ and run their own label, Fly Boy Records, in less than half a decade. Keep an eye out for more tour dates in 2022, as their February show at Village Underground is already nearly sold out.
With the track already being a club record, we knew we’d have to do something pretty different to flip ‘Lucid’. There were so many nice textures and soundscapes in the original and, having collaborated with Nathan before on our own music, we knew we could make something special with his vocal. We’ve been really feeling writing at faster tempos lately, as this remix shows. It definitely has an ‘emo techno’ vibe about it! – Icarus
Been a huge fan of Icarus for a few years now and was buzzing when I found out they were going to do a spin of Lucid. The dudes never miss. Really love this sped up rework that hits hard with a strong bassline. Played it out this past weekend on tour with Lane 8 and it really went off. – Paraleven
Paraleven has put in a lot of effort to achieve the cinematic sound that he is now known for. His hard work paid off early in his solo career; in 2019, his first releases were quickly picked up by This Never Happened, and he quickly became one of the label’s most popular new artists. Soon after, Lane 8’s label boss received direct support on his tour. Meanwhile, his Retrograde Mixtapes, which have now reached their sixth iteration and are recorded in the rejuvenating frequency of 432hz to coincide with each Mercury retrograde, are gaining traction.
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