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Rendezvous debut single
Rendezvous debut single 'C Sharp' (feat. Carl Cox remixes) is out June 27th via Moot Records.

When it comes to building a buzz, the two-piece Rendezvous certainly have what it takes. Home videos of the band recording their debut album quickly received over a million views on the band’s YouTube Channel and the band’s bass-driven, live electro prog quickly brought them to the attention of all sorts of people in the know.

Itai Simon and Hagai Izenberg met on their first day at music college and it was that chance encounter that gave the band their name.  The band worked on new single “C Sharp”, and the rest of their forthcoming album, with producer Dave Bascombe (Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears) and their debut brings together the deep rhythms, epic melodies and trademark beats that have seen the band pick up several hundred thousand followers on Myspace and Facebook in an incredibly short space of time.

“C Sharp” is a masterclass in savvy electro with its roots in all kinds of unexpected places. The band cite influences as varied as Massive Attack, Underworld and Pink Floyd and their music brings together the brittle, electronic cool of bands like Air, the winsome, addictive melodies of Royksopp and a knowing eye for the different. This is dance music with the ability to surprise you. Indeed “C Sharp” was recorded entirely with analogue and vintage equipment, lending a warmth and intimacy to proceedings in stark contrast to the harsh, digital outlook of so many in the genre.

This is undoubtedly a classic sound, driven by synth fetishists, owing as much to late 60’s and early 70’s progressive rock as it does 80’s pop and 00’s electro. The two piece played the vast majority of instruments on the record themselves live; yet again fusing the digital with the traditional to great effect.

Carl Cox contributes two remixes (Phase 1 and Phase 2) to the single that add a different set of sounds to proceedings. Carl Cox himself is already throwing his weight behind the duo, saying “it was a pleasure to work on this remix it was a beautiful piece of music and I have put my Coxy stamp on it! Enjoy!

A second single will follow later in the year, alongside the release of hugely anticipated debut album “Another Round Please” in Autumn.

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