One of Sydney’s brightest young acts, RÜFÜS has released ‘Desert Night’, the second single from their highly anticipated debut album ‘ATLAS’ due out at the end of summer. ‘Desert Night’ is the follow up to the critically acclaimed single ‘Take Me’, a truly infectious tune that has began to set RÜFÜS aside as one of Australia’s brightest live acts after heavy rotation on Australia’s leading radio station Triple J.“Desert Night” is a emotional, moving number that sees RÜFÜS releasing their most mature work to date.
In just a week ‘Desert Night’ counts over 100K plays on Soundcloud and is now accompanied by standout remix package from Jessie Rose, Motez, James Curd, andAvon Stringer and Victor, along with a music video from acclaimed video director Katzi, who previously worked on the video for ‘Take Me’.
The ‘Desert Night’ remixes start of with LA by way of Berlin producer and Made To Playlabel boss Jesse Rose, whose deep house take on the track echoes with hypnotic reverb and syncopated beats. Motez is an up-and-coming Australian producer who’s recently gotten a lot of BBC Radio 1 attention and his take on ‘Desert Night’ is sure to continue that trend. Club Sweat’s Victor Lassnace goes deep while James Curd (Greenskeeper, DFA, Exploited) shows off every instrument in his studio to create a completely new and funky groove. Wrapping things up is Avon Stringer who show us their love for Chicago with a remix of ‘Desert Night’ that goes hard.
The video for ‘Desert Night’ is another collaboration with director Katzki that toys with the idea of inception and pits the lo-fi car chases of Mad Max off against the dreamy late night visuals of Wong Kar Wai. RÜFÜS and Katzki pulled together the karaoke video that appears inside the video without a budget, shooting it on VHS and taping over the blank spots between home movies. They built their own jib-arm that hung out the back of a moving ute, allowing them to get the Mad Max style coverage of the speeding car – going from a close up of the exhaust to a towering wide high above the car.
‘Desert Night’ is available digitally outlets on June 21st, but you can pre-order the packageHERE.