I often play this as one of the first songs in my sets. I haven’t released much music so at my shows the audience is only familiar with a couple of my tracks, so I figured I may as well put this out there!
The field recordings are from 2010 when I ended up in Capurgana, Colombia for a week trying to get over to Panama. I spent the time exploring the jungles, village & surrounding islands and noticed a heavy paramilitary presence. Armed soldiers with machine guns lying in hammocks in the bushes all around the place. This was my favourite part of a 6 month journey, I stayed with a young girl from New York & her husband who was a friendly young local guy. Their baby was conceived a year earlier when she was making the same journey as me. She chose to travel back from her family home in New York to live in Capurgana and raise their child. We were the only english speaking people in the village apart from the 2 Argentinian girls, Shei & Vanina who ended up helping me out heaps by translating for me as I knew very little spanish.
It wasn’t until I eventually made it to Panama and hopped on the internet that I learn’t how dangerous the Darién Gap and surrounding areas were..
"Rasta is a spiritual vibration"..I met this dude going about his daily routine (smoking, surfing & eating) at Mirissa Beach in Sri Lanka after I decided to resign from my cubicle job and head overseas this time last year. He lives in a paradise where coconut palms drop over the crystal clear ocean and decent waves break over reef. An easy place to get stuck (i’m definitely taking my Macbook next time..)
I’ve taken my field recorder on all of my travels. It’s so good to come home to the studio and listen to recordings whether it’s the sound of two old lady’s rolling a gas bottle onto a train in Galle or a candlelit beachside dinner in Bingin, Bali. If you stick around for the whole 4 minutes you can hear a snippet of the lucky guy in the photo’s philosophy on the lifestyle that surrounds surfing and how it’s good for the soul.
Download my LP Pursuit Of Paradise here
Dropping in September on my LP, remix & video by Klaar.
Here’s a new mix by my brother Lone Pariah (White Rhino). He collects a shitload of music and spends months compiling these ‘stories through sound’.
Listen to it with headphones and close your eyes.