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By: Nathan Haimowitz

Rüfüs Du Sol seemingly haven't been able to sit still since moving to Los Angeles. The trio's 2018 LP, SOLACE, met massive critical acclaim upon its release. The album garnered two Grammy nominations for ‘Best Dance/Electronic Album' and ‘Best Dance Recording,' recognizing their carefully crafted, introspective “Underwater.”

The album places Rüfüs Du Sol at their most vulnerable. The “real-ness” the group has attributed to certain tracks can be found in certain central themes of the record. The wisdom the group projects includes the necessity to remember a lost love, an acceptance of others innately, and, a commitment to expressing gratitude to loved ones.

The Australian electronic extraordinaires have shown a commitment to doing such a profound record justice. The expansive SOLACE REMIXED featured an A and B side that were each as long as the original LP, with each track receiving a full makeover. Gerd Janson, Hot Since 82, Adam Port, and others transformed the release into a fascinating combination of house stylings. Furthermore, with Friday's teaser – “Solace: Live from Joshua Tree” – Rüfüs Du Sol are preparing the public for a live album coming in March. The live album was recorded at Joshua Tree National Park and a 45-minute film accompanying the live album was shown to audiences in Los Angeles last week.

The all-action musicians admitted they had found it difficult to concentrate so heavily on the album and acclimate to life in Los Angeles. In an interview with Billboard, the group candidly discussed this difficulty: “I think we all managed to get swept up in the washing machine of the lifestyle in L.A. and lost sight of ourselves a little. We spent so much time in the studio writing music that we neglected our personal lives and pushed everything aside until we were drowning in the pile-up of things we'd ignored to the point of suffocation.”

The Sylvee is quickly becoming a must-stop destination for electronic acts in North America. In the last six months, acts like Zedd, Flying Lotus, and Rüfüs' fellow 2020 Grammy Nominee, Tycho, have stormed through Madison with live shows that captivated the Sylvee dancefloor. Rüfüs Du Sol's performance this Thursday, February 27 will be the latest success in the venue's rise to prominence in the dance scene.

The Sylvee doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m. Fellow Australian group Crooked Colours will open the sold-out show at 8:00 p.m.