Escapism

PLAYLIST

For you to enjoy while reading us.

Words by & illustration by Antoni Hidalgo


Listen to a selection of songs here or head over to our Spotify for the full playlist.

 

 

“Escapism” is the avoidance of unpleasant, boring, arduous, scary, or banal aspects of daily life. 1
 
So, I thought I would share with you, my All-Time top 21 songs that motivate and inspired me through the journey called “LIFE”!

 

 

Clutchy Hopkins may or may not be a real person, but it is speculated that he is the alter ego of a popular DJ. He may be based in California.

 

 

Irish musician James Kelly released this, his first single under the WIFE moniker, in 2012, and followed it up with the album What’s Between in 2014. Prior to this, he was in the black metal band Altar of Plagues.  

 

 

Tigran Hamasyan is an Armenian  pianist whose compositions are a progressive meld of Armenian folk music and American jazz. His first album, World Passion, was released in 2006, when he was only 19.

 

 

BadBadNotGood is a Canadian group playing jazz, electronic and R&B, and they have collaborated with a number of well-known rappers, such as Tyler, Kendrick Lamar, and Ghostface Killah. They first rose to prominence in 2010 when Tyler discovered their track ‘Lemonade’ on YouTube, and they released their first album, BBNG, on BandCamp in 2011.

 

 

English electronic musician Clark’s music bears witness to his enthusiasm for reprocessing sounds to a potent ambient decay. This is from his third album, released in 2003 by Warp records.

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"I'm a bass guitarist. I've spent a lot of time playing bass in multiple bands, but lost interest with time. Yet, I continued to use live bass in my music production." "No time to waste your talent, people! Be resourceful!"