Toulouse, France native, CloZee, went down to Costa Rica in February, like many others around the world, but her mission was quite different. She was performing at Envision Festival on the South Coast, which incorporates health, movement, yoga, art, eco-building and more as part of its 8 pillars. The festival and many regulars may have turned their gaze to next year, but we want to bring back some memories with the premiere of her 2017 festival set right now.
On this hour-and-a-half cosmic journey from the Luna stage, she mixes together originals of her own and tracks from others like Babtoo, Aztek and Jumo. The smooth set incorporates gritty bass, trip-hop, hip-hop and fleeting moments of jazz.
“I had the chance to travel to Costa Rica and play Envision for the first time in 2016.
Thanks to this experience, the creation of this 2017 mix came out totally spontaneously: I knew what story I wanted to tell. The biodiversity and the landscapes of Costa Rica, the whole Envision atmosphere and musical lineup inspired me to create it,” says CloZee in an emailed statement to Magnetic.
“Envision is all about connecting people together and sharing an incredible experience, so I couldn’t think about doing this set on stage alone: the performers were also a big source of inspiration for this mix.
"I composed an introduction song for the very talented Pyrodanza, a fire troupe from Costa Rica I met at Envision 2016 and who was going to perform on my set again this year. We coordinated a 15 minute intro and outro for their performance.
"French duo Marabyliane (Tribal Fusion dancers) also came from France and prepared several amazing choreographies to my songs.
"The night during the performance was a very special moment. From the warm feeling, to have fantastic performers around me, to the great crowd, the very trippy stage design and the giant grasshopper coming on my hand while I was playing… I’ll remember this one all my life”
Stream the full set below and you can pick it up as a free download for those who want it on the go. Tracklist can also be found here.
Envision 2018 dates have been announced and will take place February 21-25. Get your tickets now.