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Australian power trio RÜFÜS DU SOL released a stunning remix of the track “No Time” from electronic sibling act Lastlings. With a shared history dating back to 2018, the band discovered the emerging duo early on in their careers and signed them to their tastemaking label Rose Avenue. Since then, RÜFÜS DU SOL has played an integral role in helping to develop and mentor Lastlings as musicians and touring artists, inviting them on their SOLACE World Tour in 2019, and now providing a poignant rework of their single “No Time.”
“‘No Time’ is one of our favorite songs from our upcoming album,” says Lastlings on the remix, “so when we heard our friends and mentors RÜFÜS DU SOL were going to remix it, we were so excited about what they would create. The remix is an amazing journey and we absolutely love it! Eagerly waiting for the moment we’re back together moving to it on a packed dance floor.”
As it stands, RÜFÜS DU SOL have only released three remixes to date, Foals’ track “The Runner, “ODESZA’s “It’s Only,” and now Lastlings “No Time.” The band returns to the fold after spending the majority of quarantine isolated in Joshua Tree, recharging and working in the studio on their anticipated next project. In March they put out their acclaimed debut film and live album, RÜFÜS DU SOL: Live From Joshua Tree, a 45-minute immersive experience that captured the band’s powerful live energy sets against a backdrop of captivating desert terrain.
RÜFÜS DU SOL says, “A few years ago when we first met Josh and Amy, they played us the demo for ‘No Time’ among others – we loved it – that bunch of demos was one of the things that pushed us to start the label we’d been talking about for a long time. We’re stoked to be able to put our spin on an already incredible track!”
RÜFÜS DU SOL’s “No Time” remix serves as a testament to the astronomical growth and success that Lastlings have experienced in this past year alone. Since signing with Astralwerks, the duo has procured additional reworks of their hit single, “Take My Hand,” from influential producers like Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Torren Foot. Both “Take My Hand” and “No Time” were influenced by their Japanese heritage, weaving elements of a dystopian novel and their favorite anime into their polished pop songwriting. Last summer, Lastlings provided the album-title remix for RÜFÜS DU SOL’s “Solace,” and earlier this summer, were again tapped by the band to launch their debut Rose Ave Radio show on SiriusXM.