Rufus Desert Night (KastleRemix)


If I needed a reminder about how susceptible I am to piano in house music, this is it. Been meaning to post this for days but it got stuck in drafts.

Rufus are an Australian trio and their Desert Night track is indie dance pop, which is all very well but not really something I’d feature. However, there are a ran of remixes and Kastle gives it a strong bass undertow and then sprinkles lavish dollops of house piano all over it. Gives one of those euphoric sunrise/sunset tunes. Desert Night EP – Download here:

Rufus Desert Night (Kastle Remix)

While we’re about it, there’s also a dnb mix by Hybrid Minds which works really well. The crisp dnb beats give the track a bit of edge to offset the melancholic vocals.

RÜFÜS – Desert Night (Hybrid Minds Remix)

Blurb: On 24th February 2014 Columbia Records presents ‘Desert Night’ – the first UK single release from Australian trio RÜFÜS. Following the number 1 chart success of RÜFÜS’ debut album ‘ATLAS’ in their native country, ‘Desert Night’s blend of sophisticated electronic pop and house music is the opening chapter in what’s set to be an equally impressive rise in the UK. 

In addition to massive Antipodean live and chart success, RÜFÜS’ killer set has wowed crowds worldwide, including 17 sold out gigs on their Australian album tour, plus shows at the Art Love festival in Moscow and the Kistuné party in NYC – which tied into 2 RÜFÜS tracks featuring on ‘Kitsune Maison Compilation 14’ (‘This Summer’ – J Bag remix and ‘Talk To Me’). If all that wasn’t promising enough, ‘Desert Night’ reached number 1 in the Hype Machine Chart and they’ve been Nominated for 2 ARIA awards, plus the J award for Best Australian Album.

They’ve also supported Röyksopp and Yuksek, plus DJ A-Trak featured one of their songs in one of the influential Mad Decent podcasts, and the band have released remixes on Jerry Bouthier’s Continental Records and Antibes based imprint On The Fruit. RÜFÜS’ debut album ‘ATLAS’ is due for UK release in the Spring, and was a DIY labour of love – written, produced and recorded by the band between two studios they built themselves; one at a remote farmhouse on the NSW South coast, the second in a hollowed-out water tank under one of their parent’s houses.

~ by acidted on February 23, 2014.

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