RMX ROUNDUP: RÜFÜS DU SOL / CHVRCHES + Tourist / Tora + Daniele di Martino


Time for another Remix Roundup, a semi-biweekly segment in which we bring you the best new mixes and electronic tracks currently in our rotation. First up is the new single from RÜFÜS, the Australian act who are getting ready to release their sophomore album and follow-up to Atlas. The Sydney trio make dark, hypnotic electronic jams that we — and the large amount of fans they’ve amassed — can’t get enough of. Stream “You Were Right” below.

Speaking of artists people can’t get enough of, it’s been a banner year for Will Phillips, the gifted UK producer professionally known as Tourist. He won a Grammy for co-writing Sam Smith‘s smash hit “Stay With Me,” and has collaborated with a number of big name artists. While his take on CHVRCHES synthpop anthem “Lies” isn’t new, it feels like a good time to revisit one of his first major mixes. Stripping back the original into a slow-burning, piano-backed ballad, Tourist keeps the focus on Lauren Mayberry‘s vocals, which are masterfully layered and pitch-shifted at points to potent effect.

At last, we have a new one from Daniele di Martino, the German DJ/producer who has thoroughly impressed us with his intense, sun-drenched rendition of Tora‘s hit track “Jaigantic.” The more subdued original comes from Australian quintet Tora’s 2014 EP, Eat The Sun. With the fervid beats and bass Martino infuses — along with the yearning vocals — this entrancing revision is truly outstanding. It merits a spot on your summer playlist so snag a free download by liking Martino’s Facebook page here.

Devendra Banhart – Mi Negrita (Daniele Di Martino Edit)


The divine Devendra Banhart is a Venezualan-American folk singer whose fourth album, Mala released in March. His enticing blend of Latin American romantic folk is infused with “flamenco-tinged guitars, ranchera-influenced group vocals, strutting mariachi percussion and quietly-enunciated, reverb-coated Spanish vocals,” as described by All Things Go.

It doesn’t get much better than that – but when you add a beach house backing by the skilled London-based producer Daniele di Martino, the result is an exquisite rework that’s perfect for a Friday afternoon (or rooftop rendezvous).

Make sure to pick up a free download below and check out the tour dates. He’ll be playing at DC’s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue June 8th.


Upcoming Tour Dates:

5/31 Park West – Chicago, IL Buy Tickets
6/1  Saint Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI  Buy Tickets 
6/3  Danforth Music Hall – Toronto. ON Buy Tickets
6/5  Théâtre Corona – Montreal, QC Buy Tickets
6/7  Wilbur Theatre – Boston, MA Buy Tickets
6/8  Sixth & I Historic Synagogue – Washington, DC Buy Tickets
6/10  Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA Buy Tickets 
6/12  The Town Hall – New York, NY Buy Tickets 
6/26  Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland Buy Tickets
6/28  The Old Market – Brighton, UK Buy Tickets
6/29  Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, UK Buy Tickets
7/2  Kulturkirch – Köln, Germany Buy Tickets
7/3  Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany Buy Tickets
7/4  Muffathalle – Munich, Germany Buy Tickets
7/6  Heineken Open’er Festival – Gdynia, Poland Buy Tickets
7/8  Heimathafen Neukölln – Berlin, Germany Buy Tickets
7/9  Mousonturm – Frankfurt, Germany Buy Tickets
7/11  Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands Buy Tickets
7/12  Le Splendid – Lille, France Buy Tickets
7/13  Le Trianon – Paris, FR Buy Tickets
7/14  Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland Buy Tickets
7/17 The Ritz – Manchester, UK  Buy Tickets
7/18  Barbican Hall – London, UK Buy Tickets
7/20  Plaine de la machine à feu, Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium Buy Tickets
7/21  Colours of Ostrava festival  – Ostrava, Czech Republic Buy Tickets
7/22  KKL Luzerner Saal – Lucerne Switzerland Blue Balls Festival Buy Tickets
7/25  Piazza Napoleone – Lucca, Italy With Neil Young Buy Tickets
7/26  Rock in Rome – Rome, Italy With Neil Young Buy Tickets
7/27  CarroPonte – Milan, Italy Buy Tickets
7/30  Sala Apolo – Barcelona, Spain Buy Tickets
7/31  Teatro Circo Price – Madrid, Spain Buy Tickets
8/2  Casa da Musica – Porto, Portugal Buy Tickets
8/3  CCB, Lisbon – Portugal Buy Tickets
8/24 FYF Fest – Los Angeles, CA Buy Tickets