RÜFÜS DU SOL SHARES THIRD SINGLE ‘LOST IN MY MIND’ ZANE LOWE’S WORLD RECORD WITH APPLE BEATS 1

ANNOUNCE UK & EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES

AHEAD OF THEIR FORTHCOMING LP RELEASE ‘SOLACE’ AUTUMN THIS YEAR

WARNER MUSIC GROUP

RÜFÜS DU SOL – ‘LOST IN MY MIND’

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

LISTEN TO ‘LOST IN MY MIND’ HERE

One of the world’s most celebrated live electronic bands RÜFÜS DU SOL share the third offering, ‘Lost In My Mind’ from their forthcoming album ‘SOLACE’. Highlighted as one of the most ambitious and gritty tracks off the album, it is honoured today as Zane Lowe’s World Record with Apple Music Beats 1, and comes as the band grace the cover of September legendary dance music publication, Mixmag. ‘Lost In My Mind’ puts forth a pent up desire for escapism and a true grasp for analogue sound-design, confirming ‘SOLACE’ as the band’s most mature and thought provoking effort to date.

RÜFÜS DU SOL has spent the past year in Venice, California, writing and recording their third album, which is largely influenced by the dichotomy of the stark desert landscapes and beautiful coastline of California. It’s a fuller exploration of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s ever evolving musical spectrum, a deeper dive and a more intimate glimpse into both melancholy and transcendence.

“It feels like a new RÜFÜS. We are inspired by our new home out here, by the people we’ve met and the music we’ve heard along the way. We’ve got a refreshed sense of ambition and cannot wait to share our creation with the world.” RÜFÜS DU SOL

‘Lost In My Mind’ arrives in the midst of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s largest run of headlining live shows. The band just wrapped a triumphant run in Europe with sold-out shows at London’s O2 Forum and Manchester’s Club Academy. Heading out to embark on a US tour, the trio return back to Europe for a string of dates in late-November, early-December across Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London alongside Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne and Berlin. This news arrives alongside the much-anticipated release of the tracklist for the album ‘Solace’, outlining nine anthems sure to continue the journey set forth by ‘No Place’, ‘Underwater’, and ‘Lost In My Mind’.

TRACKLIST

1 Treat You Better

2 Eyes

3 New Sky

4 Lost In My Mind

5 No Place

6 All I’ve Got

7 Underwater

8 Solace

9 Another Life

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Nov 29TH – London – Printworks

Nov 30TH – Birmingham – The Mill

Dec 1ST – Glasgow – Queen Margaret Union

Dec 2ND – Manchester – Academy 2

Dec 5TH – Amsterdam – Melkweg

Dec 6TH – Paris – Le Trabendo

Dec 7TH – Cologne – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck

Dec 8TH – Berlin – Gretchen

Rüfüs Du Sol ‘Lost In My Mind’ is OUT NOW as Zane Lowe’s World Record

D’JULZ LAUNCHES NEW LABEL ‘JV’.

Collaborating with highly esteemed French distributor Yoyaku, JV is set to evolve with D’Julz showcasing his own productions while bringing in masterful talents to collaborate.

Release date: October TBC (vinyl only)

Pre order and snippets

https://www.yydistribution.fr/vinyl/jv01/

D’Julz ‘Chaplin’s Bong’

A1. D’Julz – Chaplin’s Bong

A.2 D’Julz – J’y Vais

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D’JULZ LAUNCHES NEW LABEL ‘JV’.

Collaborating with highly esteemed French distributor Yoyaku, JV is set to evolve with D’Julz showcasing his own productions while bringing in masterful talents to collaborate.

Release date: October TBC (vinyl only)

Pre order and snippets

https://www.yydistribution.fr/vinyl/jv01/

D’Julz ‘Chaplin’s Bong’

A1. D’Julz – Chaplin’s Bong

A.2 D’Julz – J’y Vais

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With the release of his next EP, influential Parisian producer D’Julz establishes the launch of new label JV in collaboration with highly esteemed French distributor Yoyaku.

Yoyaku, which also runs a leading record store in Paris as well as many record labels, has quickly established itself as a major force within the underground dance scene. With that, discerning tastemaker D’Julz is seizing an opportunity to join forces and establish a new sought-after outlet for his own productions and in due course, collaborations with other coveted artists.

“With Bass Culture Records nearing its tenth anniversary, it’s absolutely the right time to artistically invest in a new project. The music coming from Yoyaku and sub-labels like Hostom, AKU and Yoyakuza, is consistently high-grade stuff. We both share the same ethos of bringing a fresh generation of artists to the forefront, so working together is sure to be totally inspiring.”

His two-tracker EP kicks off with ‘Chaplin Bong’, a euphonic groove-packed house cut that is sheer liquid perfection evolving with a combination of dubby techno stabs penetrating a rolling disco bassline. ’J’y Vais’, which translates to “I go”, is a deep and bass-heavy old school track that’s hewn from Chicago influences. A propulsive, sheen-polished dancefloor gripper.

Looking forward, JV is set to evolve with D’Julz showcasing his own productions while bringing in masterful talents to collaborate, and with the music policy being very much open, it’s guaranteed to be a consummate source of electronic music.

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LOUD LUXURY UNLEASH FOLLOW-UP TO GLOBAL SMASH HIT ‘BODY’: ‘LOVE NO MORE’ (WITH ANDERS)

Less than a week after snatching up IHeartRadio’s MMVA (Much Music Video Awards) for ‘Best Song Of The Summer’ with their ludicrously successful single ‘Body’, Loud Luxury have set their sights on even greater things. Off the back of hundreds of millions of streams and immense chart success for the aforementioned mega hit, the Canadian duo up the ante with another one of their super-catchy singles: ‘Love No More’, made in collaboration with talented, Toronto-based singer-songwriter anders.

Listen to Loud Luxury x anders – Love No More

Weaving anders’ silky vocals into their now globally acclaimed signature sound, Loud Luxury have set out to build on the momentum generated by smash hit ‘Body’. As easy on the ear as its predecessor with killer bass and a slew of infectious rhythms to boot, ‘Love No More’ emerges to accelerate the Canadian duo’s rise to stardom and to make the world of dance music plunge into their musical brilliance again.

 

Loud Luxury: “Seeing ‘Body’ go from a crazy idea that we made in our L.A. bedroom to a song that gets played all over the world is the most surreal feeling. When thinking about the next chapter for us, we wanted to return to our roots and do something that felt special for Toronto. A couple months ago, we found anders’ music online and got introduced through a mutual friend. He showed us a bunch of ideas he was working on, including a much slower R&B version of what was originally ‘Love No More’. We ended up messing around in the studio and making a version that felt really special. Right away, we knew this was the next chapter for us.”

anders: “I’m excited for all my fans to hear this collaboration I cooked up with Loud Luxury. It’s amazing to see all the artists in Toronto each with their own sound and in their own lane doing their thing. I think we have something special here by merging both of our respective genres to create something incredible.”

It’s been – and still is – one hell of a journey for Loud Luxury and their international hit song ‘Body’ (feat. brando). Since its release on Armada Music late 2017, the single sold seven times platinum in Canada, hit #1 in the U.S. Mediabase Dance Airplay chart and #20 in the Global Spotify charts, won the MMVA award for ‘Best Song Of The Summer’ and racked up around 300 million streams across the most popular streaming platforms. Currently holding #5 in the U.K. Singles chart, the song just keeps on gaining popularity worldwide and is expected to reach even more wonderful milestones in the coming months. ‘Love No More’ will follow hot on the heels of ‘Body’ and may just prove the next masterstroke move from the Canadian duo.

 

Sharing the Canadian roots with the boys from Loud Luxury, anders is on a superstar trajectory magnified by lead single support from Instagram sensation Bellha Hadid and a huge debut show that sold 1200 hard tickets. Through his contribution to ‘Love No More’, the young, self-made recording artist and NST label/collective boss heralds the merger of the R&B/Hip-hop world and the electronic music realm, and shows that he has quite the arsenal of tricks up his sleeve to further accelerate his rise to stardom.

LYRICS:

[Verse 1]
Say it ain't so
Why you actin' like I don't know
Things between us getting cut throat
It ain't addin' up
Think I've had enough, enough

[Bridge]
I could see through you
You did everything you said you wouldn't do
You're praying I don't find somebody new
I'm trying but I can't help it, can't help it

[Chorus]
I don't want your love no more
It's not what I'm looking for
I don't want your love
If you can't be the one I want, baby I'm gone

[Verse 2]
Say it ain't so
I believed you were my angel
Now you're dancing with the devil
It ain't addin' up
Think I've had enough, enough

[Bridge]
I could see through you
You did everything you said you wouldn't do
You're praying I don't find somebody new
I'm trying but I can't help it, can't help it

[Chorus]
I don't want your love no more
It's not what I'm looking for
I don't want your love
If you can't be the one I want, baby I'm gone oh
Gone, I'm gone, gone
I'm gone, oh gone
I'm gone, oh gone, oh yea, yea
Yea I'm gone

[Bridge]
I could see through you
You did everything you said you wouldn't do
You're praying I don't find somebody new
I'm trying but I can't help it, can't help it

[Chorus]
I don't want your love no more
It's not what I'm looking for
I don't want your love
If you can't be the one I want, baby I'm gone oh

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MARKUS SCHULZ @ E-LAKE FESTIVAL: NEW ALBUM, THE STORY BEHIND ‘UPON MY SHOULDERS’, BACKSTAGE FUN AND MORE…

 

The day after the release of his summer anthem ‘Upon my Shoulder’, we’ve been lucky enough to meet the man himself, the legendary Markus Schulz, a few minutes before he rocked the MainStage at e-Lake festival in Luxembourg, here’s what he told us:

TBA: Hi it’s Jess from The Backstage Access, here with the amazing Markus Schulz
MS: Hellooo, it’s good to be here, actually it’s my first time here in
Luxembourg so I am pretty excited
TBA: First of all congrats on your new single
MS: Yeah, it’s called ‘Upon my shoulders’ and it’s just released yesterday;quite excited about it, I wrote it after last year Tomorrowland, I remember I was playing on the mainstage and I was looking out at the audience and I saw the flags in the air, and I saw the hands in the air, and then I saw the people on each other’s shoulders so when I went back into my studio I said I wanna write a song about that, you know, about what I’ve seen and it was funny as it all came together and the way it feels like a festival anthem so I am quite excited then the world is finally gonna hear it
TBA: And it’s very good it had that feels good vibe a festival has
MS: Yeah that was the important thing, to make a feel good summer vibe in the song
TBA: Well Markus, mission accomplished
MS: Thank you!

TBA: So last time we talked you were telling me how involved you were in writing the lyrics of your album
MS: With the other song writers, yes, to me it’s important to get
involved in the writing cause I want give messages that our community can relate to, I wanna do more than create song people can sing along to, I wanna make songs that people can relate to, for example Shoulders, I hope than when people hear it 10 years from now, it takes them back to Tomorrowland or EDC or here at e-lake, I want people to remember the lyrics and that it takes them back to their special time
TBA: You are always putting all yourself into your projects, like with
Dakota
MS: I really want to give all myself , the vibe, the energy that I have
inside of me, I need to put that in my music, I don’t wanna just
manufacture music for like no reason, I wanna put my heart and soul into everything and right now is really though because music goes so fast, everyday there is new Music, every week there is a new number one song, but at the end of the day this is why I am doing it, I put my heart and soul into it cause I wanna my songs last longer, I wanna be able to play them for the next couple of years
TBA : You always had that, basically got my soul with ‘Do you dream’
MS: That was a legendary album and this is what I hope to accomplish with the next album, I have to take my music to another level and make it a bit more accessible for the new generation but it still has to have that vibe that you can relate to it even listening to it 10 years from now as well
TBA: Do you ever feel vulnerable when you put so much of yourself into
your projects?
MS: No, cause I think my fans know I have always been open, that¹s why we have a special connection, they know I am not up there faking it… you know, I am not the kind of dj that make them do things like sit down, say heyyy ohhh, things like that, I just put all my energy into my set and let ppl be themselves I am not into those ‘Simon says’  games if you know what I mean
TBA: Is there something in the scene you would like to change?
MS: Well it’s funny we are having this conversation this week… Of course there is something I would like to change in the edm scene right now, there is a lot of that cake throwing and tricks but in the same time I know there is a certain vibe a certain energy when people go mainstage and they hear those kind of sets, it’s the same when you go to a heavy metal concert, when you go to a Metallica’s concert .. they might not be your cup of tea but the energy it’s infectious, it’s insane… so in the end , yes there is something I would change but you just have to keep things in perspective, don’t be a hater and do your things because at the
end of the day is who you are as an artist you should concentrate on and not on who other ppl are as an artist.
TBA: And what is your absolutely love about the scene?
MS: I love the fans, and the fact they all gather together, I know there are people here that drove here from Germany, from the Netherlands or from Belgium so it’s like a community and when you look at the audience you see familiar faces, so yeah it’s my first time here in Luxembourg but when I look out at the audience there are a lot of people I recognize
TBA : And what’s next?
MS: So we got ‘Upon My Shoulders’ just being released and the new album coming out October 5th it’s called ‘We Are The Light’ and I am quite excited about it and I hope everybody gets excited too cause I am really proud of it and I can’t wait for you guys to hear it
TBA: We are excited already indeed!!

Will it be a tour?
MS: Yes we will put together something  special on selected dates to
bring singers and artists with me and it will be a lot of fun
TBA: Anything funny happened while touring lately ?
MS: Oh well this summer has been pretty crazy, it’s funny cause I was talking about it and I was thinking “I am gonna mention this at some point in an interview” …haha actually …tbh with you, everybody has been partying like crazy backstage this summer, the funniest thing has been seeing these dj’s being carried back to the hotel, I don’t wanna mention their names but let’s say everybody has been cutting loose this summer,djs have been celebrating a lot, it’s kinda nice to see that people are blowing off steam but backstage this summer has been quite amazing,pretty crazy
TBA : Ok Markus thanks a lot for your time and see you mainstage in a bit
MS: Thank you guys!

 

KHAINZ MEETS THE BACKSTAGE ACCESS FOR AN EXCLUSIVE CHAT

 

Simon Khainz has been putting his unique signature sound on dance music for nearly 20 years. But the easy-going DJ and producer is the first to admit this wasn’t part of a master plan at the beginning.

These days though, Khainz takes his distinctive tech-house groove to all the dance floors across the globe ,every weekend. During the week he can be found in his  studio, adding up his ever-growing list of releases.

A prolific producer, he has released two albums, Module8 and Simple As That, and more than 150 tracks via labels like Yoshitoshi, Katermukke and Great Stuff Recordings.

 

Everything he does reflects his passion for electronic music and respect for the craft. “Technology changes constantly, who knows what it will be in five years,” he says. “What matters is the music. That doesn’t change.” Khainz likes to teach people to make music. He frequently invites fellow artists to his studio to make their own tracks.

 

 

 

 

 While fans may have to wait a while for the next LP, his busy tour schedule ensures they never go too long without a fix of his irresistible beats…and to top it all, he’s been so nice to sit with us for chat: 

 

TBA: How did it all start for you?

K: When I was about 15 y.o. and my older brother bought 2 turntables and some vinyls.

Back then, I was very skeptical towards electronic music as I came from a totally different genre  but it didn’t take long for me to  fall in love with it (djing and electronic music).
A few years later (1998) I stumbled over Rebirth ( a very limited music program) few months later I purchased  my first version of Cubase (Cubasis back then) and started to produce.

TBA: Who is your biggest inspiration? / Who do you have a lot of respect for? 


K: I have a lot of respect for people that do their own music and have a specific style.

Maceo Plex is one of the producers that still manages to impress me often with of his new releases also Bodzin has quite some influence on me.
From the newer upcoming acts I really like Jiggler and Township Rebellions, they are always able to surprise me with their new music.

As it comes to Djs, James Holden (he played one of the most interesting sets I’ve heard the past couple of years), Sasha, John Digweed.

 

TBA: What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a DJ? As an attendee?

K: Very difficult to say after many hundreds nights out. some memorable playings are for sure Rainbow Serpent (Australia), Strawberryfiels (Australia), Playground at Rok Club (My residency in my hometown Lucerne), Noisily Festival (UK), Boom Festival (Portugal),Universo Parallelo (Brazil), Sisyphos (Berlin).

 

TBA: If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?


K: Hell no, I like that music evolves, for sure you have better and worse through the years but I’m glad that music evolves and keeps changing.
But the most unforgettable years were 2005/2006, so much timeless music got released in those years, just to name a few:

Gregor Trasher – A Tousand Nights
Petter – Some Polyphony
Thomas Schumacher – Red Purple
Booka Shade – Bodylanguage
Extrawelt – Soopertrack

TBA: What is it that you love about the scene?


K: The Music, the talks, the mess, the order and the good moments and fun times we share!

TBA: What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?

K: Petter – Some Polyphony

 

TBA: What  do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your artistic career?

K: Difficult to say, probably remixing Format:B, Sharam (Deepdish) and many other great artists and releasing my music on established Labels. Sharing my music with people and to see them enjoying and dance to it.

 

TBA: What are currently your main challenges as a DJ? What is it about DJing, compared to, say, producing your own music, that makes it interesting for you?

K: Producing Music and djing are 2 totally different things, when I produce music I sit alone in my studio (mostly) and don’t have any feedback from the crowd while I’m doing it, so it’s always a surprise to find out  how the new tracks will work on a dancefloor;

When it comes to djing I like the fact that i can play music from other artists I like and I can play what I think fits for the moment.

TBA: What can we expect from you in the near future?

K: A remix to Sharam (Deep Dish) on his imprint Yoshitoshi.
An Ep on Einmusika
A Quivver Edit from a new track on his Change Underground compilation
A remix to Mortagua on Timeless Moment
A remix to Chris Hartwig on Caballero Rec.
A remix to Moosfiebr on Dazed & Confused
A remix to Mikah on Lauter Unfug
A Soundtrack for a videogame
some collabs with friends (SuspectOne, Onur Ozman, Page, Jack & Chuus)
and hopefuly a finished album till end of the year.

TBA: Wow, that’s a lot of new music coming up, we’re thrilled to listen to it all, thanks a lot for your time and see you soon.

K: Thank you for having me!