After almost a year from the debut of RÜFÜS DU SOL ‘Solace’ album, the electronic band is back with an 18-track remixes collection including an incredible variety of artists and genres.
The trio has meticulously selected a group of producers around the world to craft SOLACE originals into unique cuts. With extraordinary new versions of legendary tunes as Underwater, SOLACE remixes include a variety of genres from tech-house all the way to heavy techno versions.
“The idea of changing the context of a song so that it works in a club environment is something that excites us. This is why we had so much fun working on this project and why it took over a year to get it completed. Picking specific songs for people with a certain production style in the hopes of getting back a remix that perfectly embodies how we’d like to feel if we heard one of our songs on a dancefloor somewhere foreign. That was a lot of fun. We’re chuffed that so many talented producers wanted to get involved.” – RÜFÜS DU SOL
I first met the RÜFÜS guys outside of a Coachella afterparty in 2014. I had no idea at the time how much their music would have an impact on me. A few months later, I discovered their incredibly beautiful and emotional tune “Innerbloom”. I made an edit to extend the breakdown a bit and add even more drama and played it in almost every set for over a year straight. The magic and power of that tune never failed to captivate the crowd, and on many occasions evoked tears of joy (from both me and the dancefloor). Fast forward to when their last album tour hit the Shrine in LA – they heard I was in the crowd enjoying the show and actually went out of their way to dedicate “Innerbloom” to me, thanking me for supporting them during their formative years! After the show, I went backstage to thank them for the shout-out and they asked me to remix a song off their latest album. Of course, I said YES and went on to remix my personal favorite, “Lost In My Mind.” These guys are not only talented, but they are amazing souls as well. I am so honored, humbled, and excited to be part of this remix project! – Justin Martin
Solace Remixed serves as a testament to RÜFÜS DU SOL’s rich history within club culture and their newfound roles as global curators within the space. In re-telling the story of SOLACE through the voices of so many diverse tastemakers, the trio reveals their own eclectic palate and a look inside the record box that has informed their distinguished DJ sets.