CONTINENTAL RECORDS 004
RÜFÜS – THIS SUMMER/SELENA (REMIXES) EP
Buy at Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/this-summer-selena-remixes-ep/945209
Buy at Juno: http://www.junodownload.com/products/this-summer/1998306-02/
Buy at iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/this-summer-selena-remixes/id541159227?affId=1581970
For its fourth release Continental welcomes Australia’s RÜFÜS (RUFUS (official)) for a collection of remixes of their tracks ‘This Summer’ and ‘Selena’ from JBAG London, softwar, Parachute Youth, RUFUS (official) themselves, LANCELOT and Frames.
Brought together by a stormy Byron Bay night and a mutual love of electronic music, RÜFÜS are what happens when a self-taught folk singer/songwriter, a deep house producer and a 4/4 driven drummer write tunes to heat your Saturday nights and warm your Sunday afternoons.
After shaking the blogoshpere with several EPs and catching the attention of Kitsuné which have licensed one of their tracks for Gildas & Jerry’s Soleil mix released by the label, the trio is soon to start work on a debut album pencilled for 2013 - and lots more touring of course, as RÜFÜS are no mere bedroom project. George, Lindqvist and Hunt have been gathering a loyal cult following, selling out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and beyond, as well as supporting Royksøpp, Yuksek, Van She and many others…
On the remixes, first Continental’s own JBAG - Bouthier and Gorgerino - deliver one of their best to date by turning out ‘This Summer’ into a poptastic, dancefloor-friendly smash. Next, Australia’s finest join in the fun. The mighty Softwar hits a sombre vibe until Summer of Love pianos flip things around, whilst Parachute Youth get the big synths out and craft a ballad you can dance to. Last but not least, RÜFÜS themselves have crafted an esoteric, almost minimal rendition. Then on ‘Selena’, soon-to-be big Lancelot goes for a deep, funky excursion packed with musical highs and lows. Frames ends the package with a bouncy balearic make-over, ideal for those sun rising moments.
Some specific feedback provided below:
'jBAG remix is a big summer choon!'
- Larry Tee
'Fantastic new release on one of our fave labels! Great selection or summertime remixes our choice is JBAG and Softwar remixes, will support.'
- Punks Jump Up
'Wicked JBAG remix!!!!! Can't wait to play it! Putain quel remix, c'est mortel! Congratulations!’
'Thanks so much for this! Super release overall. The JBAG remix is my jam for sure. A perfect summer slammer!'
- Jeremy Glenn
'Thanks!! JBAG remix stands out straight away! But loving Lancelot too!'
- The C90s
'Great remix package! JBAG remix is my favourite for daytime, while RÜFÜS' own is the natural choice for late hours.'
- Moon Boots
'RÜFÜS remix for me...deep, naughty and totally playable.'
'I will definitely be playing the JBAG remix when I DJ.'
- Penguin Prison
'Love the JBAG and Lancelot mixes, full support.'
- Tronik Youth
'Here's a strong new release from Continental - summer feeling guaranteed!'
- Acid Washed
'Great JBAG remix, straight into the playlist!'
- Drop Out Orchestra
'Seems Continental’s heading for a new stand out package release :) Hard to choose, next to Softwar's infectious house piano bearing rework, i’ll def take Parachute Youth and JBAG for a peak time spin and leave the Rüfüs mix for the proggy afterhours.'
'Wow, tough to choose from this package! Softwar is my favourite!'
- Pharaoh Black Magic
'Really great and strong package, all mixes do it for me! Little preference for Lancelot, JBAG mixes, and the Softwar one is going to be perfect for the summer!!'
'Like the JBAG remix.'
- In Flagranti
'Very nice release! JBAG, Frames & Parachute Youth would be my pick of the day :-)'
- Chris Jylkke
'Sounds super cool!'
- Arnaud Rebotini
And a selection of what some of the blogs have been saying:
'Frames works up a grade-A beachside banger into a summertime indie-pop killer.'
- Beatport (Track Of The Day) (http://www.beatportal.com/feed/item/track-of-the-day-rufus-selena-frames-remix/)
'[Parachute Youth] has brought their trademark "EDM meets electric bass" into the mix for another round of shimmery beauty.'
- Unified Funk Option (http://unifiedfunkoption.com/article/521)
'Parachute Youth give RÜFÜS the full blown, stargazing, hands in the air, "fuck yes it's 1992" dance treatment.'
- Fingers In The Till (http://fingersinthetill.com/2012/07/rfs-summer-parachute-youth-remix/)
'[RÜFÜS'] harrowed vocal tension still cuts through the air [in their remix] but grooves just right for an endless summer night.'
- Indie Shuffle (http://www.indieshuffle.com/rufus-this-summer-rufus-remix/)
'RÜFÜS are a talented Sydney electro-pop trio...along with the man behind his epic remix, Lancelot.'
- Radar (Top 5 Tracks Of The Week) (http://www.radarmusic.com.au/news/news/radars-top-5-new-tracks-of-the-week-v2-weeks-11_20.aspx)
'[Parachute Youth's] interpretation is Australian indie at its finest.'
- Stoney Roads (http://stoneyroads.com/mp3s/rfs-summer-parachute-youth-remix/)
'To sum it up, it's a summer essential!'
- Do You Like That Song? (http://doyoulikethatsong.com/2012/07/20/rufus-this-summer-selena-remixes/)
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