Sincopat is a label that has always prided itself on gathering forward-thinking talent into its fold, no matter the genre. Their latest find is French native Darlyn Vlys, who specializes in everything experimental — from electronica to house. He’s signed his entire debut LP The Prince in the Rain onto the label, which contains a myriad of diverse, and ear-catching tunes.
Ahead of the album release, however, Vlys and Sincopat tapped a handful of artists in similar veins to remix its second single, “Learned To Hide.” Chaim was one of those elected to provide his interpretation, and he proceeds to remake the original into a deep, hypnotic piece of music built for a club setting.
Where the original is more eclectic, Chaim adds structure, placing the original’s hook and vocals into a deep, progressive-leaning soundscape and subduing the synths to create a nuanced sound. The result? An entrancing piece of music that slowly blossoms into a symphony of well-arranged melodies and harmonies that only Chaim can build.
Pre-order a copy of Chaim’s remix, which will be released on May 25, here
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.
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.