Deep Heads ambassador Escapism Refuge returns with artistic self-produced visuals to accompany his otherworldly single: ‘Courage’.
Taken from his debut album: ‘Hold’, released 10th November, ‘Courage’ showcases the young aficionado’s unique ability to pair ethereal timbres with infectious trip hop rhythms. Envisioned and produced by the artist himself, the trippy accompanying visuals demonstrate an astute proficiency in the creative arts – a talent clearly encompassing his persona, not just evident in his musicianship.
When questioned on his creative process regarding the video, the aspiring producer explains: “I found it very similar to making a song…there’s a little wendy house in my garden that has a window. I painted a few different square patterns and captured images of painted squares in each little window. I waited until it was dark so that there was no light. I then played around with a light…to capture the right amount of light in the images. The rest is editing.”
Hailing from South Africa Jason Beukes first began playing the drums aged 13. Turning his hand to production, Beukes discovered a unique ability to absorb himself in sophisticated patterns and bringing his beats to life. Fusing elements of trip hop, down tempo and 2 step, Jason crafts ambient electronic soundscapes, calling to mind music greats Radiohead, Bonobo and A Tribe Called Quest.
A swiftly rising talent, the artist-producer has been commended by the likes of BBC 6Music’s Gilles Peterson and Joe Kay of Soulection, as well as online outlets XLR8R and Live Mag SA. With his debut LP having only just dropped and already making waves, Escapism Refuge is certainly one to watch.
Released November 10th 2017