I feel that music is this never-ending space where anything can happen, where everything is welcome and can be experimented.
These thought came to me after listening to “Close to Paradise” by Soulwax (in collaboration with Michel Gaubert and LOEWE). The track uses interviews (which are also added separately to the album) with travelers and hippies who ended up on Ibiza Island in the 70´s and 80´s.
“Close to paradise” combines tropical electronic music and nature sounds as a base for mind-opening thoughts and memories of people from Ibiza. An album I definitely needed to hear after being in quarantine for a few months! It gave me back the soft, expresive feeling of freedom and travel. And what’s most important, the excitement of discovering and experiencing, which is slowly coming back.