Do you ever find yourself in a sea of sweaty bodies, wondering why you came to this show, wishing you had ear plugs? Do you ever find yourself literally blinded by the lights? Are you bored of the same sound pounding through the speakers, a roller coaster full of drops? Or are you just sick of DJs who spend more time jumping on their turn tables than doing anything else? Do you like electronic music, but crave live music?
Well, then Rufus Du Sol is the musical revelation that you need.
Last week I had the pleasure of experiencing their show at Terminal 5 and I’m here to tell you what you missed and why next time, you need to be there.
Rufus (I’ve started calling them just Rufus) is not really a band or a DJ group, but whatever it is you want to call them, they are definitely talented. Their sold out show at Terminal 5 is proof that most people agree.
Rufus is made up of three Aussies, each with different skills. Tyrone Lindqvist plays the guitar and also does their vocals, Jon George is on the keyboards, and James Hunt is on the drums.
The era of “EDM” shows is coming to an end, or slowly evolving. Electronic music is getting a huge makeover and Rufus Du Sol is leading this revamp.
If I had to describe their show in one word, it would be refreshing. My ears were also thanking me the next day because they are so used to ringing after Terminal 5.
Tyrone’s voice is so soothing; it reminds me of Chris Martin of Coldplay’s voice. When you mix his voice with the drums, keyboard and guitar, it’s not like anything you’ve heard before. It’s dance music for the soul.
The show felt really intimate, but at the same time the whole place was jumping. The stage was backlit with blue and purple lights. The entire time you could only see three shadow figures behind instruments and I loved every second of their mysteriousness.
They played a mix of songs from their latest album “Bloom” and their debut album “Atlas,” while putting some spins on a few of them.
“You Were Right”
Here are some other gems from the night:
This song has some major Deadmau5 vibes and is on the slower side, but still will give you chills.
“Like an Animal”
When this came on everyone was cheering. It’s one of the more upbeat songs off the album and almost anyone can get down to this.
Appropriately named song since it’s packed with summer time vibes.