The three men who make up RÜFÜS DU SOL started playing music together by chance. When a 2010 vacation day in Byron Bay, Australia, was plagued by rain, the trio decided to use their time inside to write a song. That kicked off a nearly decade-long partnership that has taken the trio around the world playing house-influenced bangers for delighted crowds.
RÜFÜS DU SOL took the "new year, new you" mandate seriously on New Year's Day 2011, when they released their debut EP, Rüfüs. Two tracks from the album, the thumping "Paris Collides" and the swirling "We Left," were embraced by music blogs. Their 2012 EP Blue included the brooding "This Summer" and featured eclectic production touches like a five-cent coin being used as a guitar pick.
RÜFÜS DU SOL's full-length debut, Atlas, came out in 2013 and went to No. 1 on the Australian Albums Chart while garnering them multiple ARIA Award nominations. While they wouldn't win a trophy until 2015, when the single "You Were Right" picked up the Best Dance Release award, the nominations established them as one of Australia's most renowned electronic acts. RÜFÜS DU SOL relocated to Los Angeles in 2016, and the two albums that followed their move, 2016's Bloom and 2018's Solace, showcased their growth as songwriters and sonic explorers, keeping their beats steady while expanding the universe surrounding them.