Continuing their world domination far into 2018, ODESZA announces their first ever Foreign Family festival today. SUNDARA festival is going down March 13-16, 2019 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Packages are set to go on sale next Tuesday, October 23. SUNDARA Festival – March 13-16, 2019 in Riviera Maya The wildly sought after festival released its
ODESZA announced earlier this year that they would not return to Red Rocks Amphitheater in 2019, thereby ending a consecutive four-year run of shows at the venue. The news led fans to speculate that the electronic duo could be plotting a momentous event in place of the annual Colorado show, more specifically, a Foreign Family Collective festival. Now, the duo have officially ended the speculation with the announcement of Sundara, set for March 13 – 16, 2019 in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
The label heads, and now festival organizers, are slated to headline the event, along with Alison Wonderland, RL Grime, and RÜFÜS DU SOL. Supporting talent for the inaugural beach festival includes Bob Moses, Tokimonsta, and Golden Features. Each act featured on Sundara’s debut lineup will play two different, unique sets across the three day event.
ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective label claimed an Electric Forest first in 2017 as the imprint hosted its own stage at the Michigan festival, programmed with talent curated from their imprint including Jai Wolf, Chet Porter, and Kasbo. ODESZA enthusiasts reasoned that the launch of a festival-style event would be a logical next step in Foreign Family’s progression, and as ODESZA has confirmed, a Foreign Family festival is now well within fans’ collective ‘line of sight.’
HARD Events (HARD Summer, Holy Ship!) founder, Gary Richards is extending an invite to his sea-bound get together, the Frienship Music Cruise, consisting of merely a few thousand of his closest friends. One lucky winner will secure a four-person cabin aboard the awe-inspiring, amenity-filled Celebrity Equinox cruise ship.
Organized by Richards’s new AMFAMFAMF event brand, the cruise will sail from Miami to the Bahamas December 11-15. Lining the walls of the party-prepared vessel will be alluring acts from all ends of the electronic continuum, from Rüfüs Du Sol to Boys Noize to Anna Lunoe, to Destructo (Richards) himself. The giveaway is running through October 1. So for those seeking to indulge their penchant for warm-weather inside broad sonic landscapes and stave off stark winter woes aboard one of the most luxurious cruise ships on the planet, the Friendship Cruise has the answer.
Enter to win here. For more info on the festival itself, head here.
Of the recent triad of RÜFÜS DU SOL releases, the newest, “Lost In My Mind,” serves as a bold outlier, delineating itself from its atmospheric house predecessors, “Underwater” and “No Place,” out on Reprise Records.
“Lost In My Mind” uses tribal choral elements and hazy reverb to tell a downtempo tale of labored transcendence. The lyrics reveal a sense of confinement, as if lead vocalist Tyrone Lindqvist is trudging through a monotonous sea of barren landscape, only to realize he is walking in place. Epochal synth riffs soon wash over Lindqvist, imploring him to beat on.
The track suggests that good things must come in threes, as “Lost In My Mind,” the third breadcrumb on the trail to SOLACE — the Australian trio’s third album — has already garnered the support of Zane Lowe, who has secured the track for his World Record on Apple Beats 1. The SOLACE Fall Tour kicks off late October and will roll on for a solid month until near November’s end. The release date for the album itself has yet to be announced.
The album has been fashioned largely from sheer juxtaposition of the trio’s new home, the vacillating Californian terrain: a stark contrast of harsh desert and languorous coastline.
RÜFÜS DU SOL are never in a rush to arrive at the climactic points of their productions, a hallmark of the Australian trio’s style evident on 2016 single, “Innerbloom,” and similarly so on the comparatively more recent “No Place,” the first track to gain release off of RÜFÜS’s forthcoming album, SOLACE. Yet the measured nature of the group’s builds, and the viscous pace with which RÜFÜS DU SOL approach the ascendant junctures in their individual songs is itself climactic; RÜFÜS gradually introduce layers of rich instrumentation that progressively augment, culminating in meticulously crafted affective peaks and accompanying descents that satiate listeners’ collective desire for builds and drops with developmental depth, a desire originally catalyzed by RÜFÜS’s painstaking dedication to slow mounting but satisfying sonic climbs.
A RÜFÜS DU SOL remixer could easily quicken the pace of a RÜFÜS production to effect a different sound, but as Lindstrom & Prins Thomas understand on their “No Place” remix, to do so would be to sacrifice the intricacy that underscores RÜFÜS DU SOL’s in studio expertise.
Lindstrom & Prins Thomas double down on “No Place’s” play count to put forth a rework that sits just over ten-minutes in length, and delves further into instrumental innovation in that time. A soft piano melody placed at the intro provides a modest and mellow introduction to the re-imagined single, while equally subtle drum work replaces the dramatic rhythm of the synth work that punctuates the original. A mellifluous take on “No Place” that maintains the integrity of the original while offering a more minimalistic lens through which to re-envision “No Place,” Lindstrom & Prins Thomas’ take is sonic bliss at its very best.
Dim desert dunes set the tone of RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s official music video for “No Place,” duly the lead and first single to be released off of the Australian group’s forthcoming album, SOLACE.
Sweeping in its geographical scope, the video pans from desert-scape to California beaches, two natural images that not coincidentally figure in the “No Place” video, given their larger influence in the production of SOLACE. A stunning and stirring visual effort that translates the drama of “No Place’s” piercing synth work to video as cloaked figures canvass seemingly infinite landscapes, “No Place” is a tantalizing taste of what is yet to come on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s next longform outing.
Australia’s own What So Not has delivered his third installment of his June takeover of Aussie-run weekly mix series triple j Mix Up. The iconic dance music show, an extension of ABC, has served as an invaluable platform over the years for both well-established and newcomer producers and DJs like ODESZA, Ekali, and Baauer, just to name a few, streamlining their talents to a broader audience.
In this third edition, What So Not sews together his wildly eclectic musical preferences like an staggeringly-arranged sonic quilt. As the hour unravels, with visits to Rüfüs Du Sol and Flying Lotus, it’s apparent all bets are off once our maestro moves from Led Zeppelin‘s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” into a wonky remix of AWOLNATION.
RÜFÜS DU SOL – one of the world’s most sought-after live electronic bands – made their Reprise Records debut Friday with their new single “No Place.” “No Place” marks the first new music from the trio in more than two years. Built on a haunting and ethereal foundation, the track crescendos to capture the exhilaration of
Alternative dance group RÜFÜS DU SOL made history at the inaugural Electronic Music Awards in 2017, where the Atlas producers took home the award for “Live Act of the Year,” triumphing over formidable fellow nominees, Bob Moses, Bonobo, Eric Prydz, and Porter Robinson & Madeon. Now, the trio have returned to after a two-year hiatus, ready to pick up where they left off with their first single of 2018, ‘No Place.’
When it comes to craft, not much has changed: “No Place” centerpieces lead singer Tyrone Lindqvist’s haunting vocals, which remain piercingly pure in tonal quality. RÜFÜS’ instrumentation likewise reflects the refinement evidenced on the group’s 2016 album, Bloom. Echoing vocals and instrumentation amplify the effective power of “No Place,” a deeply toned, and cinematic piece. Arresting in its construction, “No Place” is an extension of the mastery exhibited on Bloom, sure to arouse excitement in the long time RÜFÜS listeners who’ve waited patiently for new music.
Fortunately for fans, “No Place” won’t be the last from RÜFÜS DU SOL this year. The track precedes the group’s forthcoming third album, slated for a 2018 release via Reprise Records (Warner Music).
The arrival of the spring season means that much is in [Inner]bloom, including a RÜFÜS DU SOL adult-swim residency with Wynn.
“We’re excited to welcome RÜFÜS DU SOL to the Wynn Nightlife family of diverse artists,” Wynn Nightlife managing partner Alex Cordova said of the Australian trio’s residency with the luxury Las Vegas resort and casino, “We’ve been a fan of the band for quite some time, and feel as though the nighttime concert setting of Encore Beach Club is the perfect fit for their sound and audience.”
RÜFÜS DU SOL’s James Hunt has expressed his excitement to return to the club atmosphere that gave root to the band. “As producers who tour and perform as a live band, we don’t often get the chance to DJ in big rooms and push that element of what we do, because we’re so focused on touring the full band show,” Hunt noted. “We started out playing in clubs and so much of what we do is influenced by DJ culture, so it’s exciting to be able to take it back to the clubs and be given a residency to push our style of music. We’re going to have a lot of fun.”
RÜFÜS DU SOL will make their NightSwim debut on Saturday, June 9. Those interested in attending the inaugural performance can purchase tickets, here.