Single Review – RÜFÜS – Desert Night

RÜFÜS are kicking up quite a fuss in Australia at the moment. They are from Sydney and consist of Jon George, Tyrone Lindqvist and James Hunt. They have achieved chart topping success down under with their debut album Atlas last August and naturally the aim is to transfer such success across to other countries. With the Indie tinged Dance sound and style that they plug, then it is very possible. Their single ‘Desert Night’ features the cool and steady bouncing dance beat as the bass foundation while lighter and more shimmering synths cascade over it. The feathery and wistful vocals over the top of that are slightly drawn out to create a little bit of atmospheric quality which is also generated through the synths. The rise and fall of sounds from the more distant and considered to the more immediate and melodic enhance the feel of both. It is a song totally at ease with itself and is a simple yet effective piece of dance music which isn’t so isolating as most dance music. That is what makes it worth listening to.

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