Costa Rica’s rising tropical festival, Envision, is just weeks away. In its eighth year, the festival continues its mission to awaken human potential with art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, sustainability and fundamental connection with nature.
From Feb. 21-25, thousands will flock to Uvita to experience a stellar lineup of music, which has been announced in full. In addition to headliners Xavier Rudd, Bob Moses, DJ Tennis and more who were announced in August, Envision has revealed the addition of acts like TroyBoi and The Russ Liquid Test to the lineup.
“We really wanted to bring in best in breed artists from every corner of the globe,” says festival co-founder and music director Josh Wendel. “But we also wanted to create a platform for some of the best emerging talent in Costa Rica and its neighbors. In addition to being our most intentional lineup yet, the artists we’ve got coming for Envision 2018 are both world famous and driven to achieve the same impact we want to make in the world. Through language and culture we’re united by the dream we share, and that just makes the experience of coming together on the same dancefloor so much more special.”
Though Envision 2018 is already 70 percent sold out, four-day general admission tickets can still be purchased here.
Audiofly are experts in putting together deep, eclectic rollers that work as well on a windy desert as they do in the club. Meanwhile, Patrice Bäumel has been carving out his niche in the progressive and tech scenes for keen ability to balance emotive melodies and arrangements with a driving underlay.
The two acts have combined their talents for their first time under the Crosstown Rebel fold, and as one might expect, work exceptionally well together as a team. “Atacama,” the name of their joint record, sweeps the mind off to a distant and futuristic. Subtle vocal samples and titillating note progressions bounce around the speakers, creating a three dimensional effect that is pierced by ethereal synth work and lush percussion. Its breakdown is long and introspective, injecting a sense temporary release and haunting beauty by way of orchestral sampling before all of “Atacama’s” elements come back to surround the ears in its echo chamber of sound.
Both the original version of “Atacama” as well as a re-shape by Damian Lazarus will be available on September 15. Pre-order the EP here.
With four different stages and a lineup that spans across all music tastes, the festival is an internationally acclaimed event that aims to draw in music lovers of all genres. Aside from the music, attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy world-class yoga classes and workshops led by astrologers, activists and more.
Tickets to the festival are on sale now and start at around $300. Learn more at the festival’s website, envisionfestival.com.