Repetition Beach Club is commemorating its 8th anniversary this weekend with an uncommon Las Vegas performance from Australian alt-dance attire Rüfüs Du Sol. The group played in 2015’s Electric Daisy Carnival and will drop the first in a series of 2018 DJ sets at EBC Saturday. The Weekly spoke with Jon George, one-third of Rüfüs (with Tyrone Lindqvist and James Hunt), about the group’s Wynn Nightlife debut and upcoming third album.
Are you eagerly anticipating spending more time in Las Vegas?
We moved to LA in 2015 to start composing this record so we’re so near to Vegas now, we can smell it. It will be good to obtain out there and have some enjoyable. We’ve had some good times in Vegas currently throughout our last trips and it’s a pretty extravagant experience. At EDC last year we headed out in a helicopter into the festival and that was pretty mindblowing, to absolutely feel the energy before we will play. We’re all set.
Why is Repetition Beach Club the perfect place for Rüfüs?
Definitely because of the lineups they are placing on now, [with] Jamie Jones and Solomun and Guy Gerber. We truly like that type of music and it’s simply ideal for a swimming pool party. We wanted to be amongst that crowd and to have that place to evaluate out all our brand-new records and what we’ve been dealing with.
Will there be any live instrumentation or are these conventional DJ sets?
We are strictly there to DJ however I think the distinction with our sets is that we have actually been completing this album so we’ll be able to use a great deal of original cuts people have not heard before, to test those new songs out and have some truly fresh sets. That’s the benefit. But we have actually always been DJs in addition to remaining in the band.
Is your partnership in the club similar to the process of writing and carrying out together in the band?
I guess it’s pretty comparable in the method we’re bouncing ideas back and forth. When we’re getting super-creative on the decks and producing loops and not simply going song to tune, that’s when we get that back-and-forth and start to use our musical background a little more.
When will the new album be finished?
Sometime this year, that’s the plan. We just released a brand-new song [” No Location”] and we’re actually thrilled to start getting feedback on that. It’s been a truly cathartic experience to lastly have some of this music out there due to the fact that we had a lot of fun making a record [for the first time] in America. I think we constantly try to isolate ourselves when we’re writing so we can completely immerse ourselves in it and that’s what we performed in LA. It had to do with drawing on the experiences of the last 2 years of touring, the ups and downs that feature that lifestyle, being away from friends and family for so long, that ecstasy that includes playing big phases. That all speedballs into one big sensation and that’s exactly what has driven the album.
RÜFÜS DU SOL WITH MOTEZ AT ENCORE BEACH CLUB NIGHTSWIM June 9, 10:30 p.m., $25-$45. Encore, 702-770-7300.