Exclusive Interview: Random Rab’s Rainforest Reverberations

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Located in the lush jungle along the serene black-sand beach in Uvita, Costa Rica, Envision Fest welcomes international fans to celebrate art, music, and healing with diverse hand-curated producers. Returning for his ninth consecutive year, West Coast producer, Random Rab, describes his passion for performing at this unique community-oriented festival. Read the exclusive interview below

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Envision Festival announces 2019 lineup with GRiZ, Tycho, CloZee, and more

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Costa Rica’s Envision Festival has announced the musical lineup for 2019, and it’s clear from their bookings the festival plans refine even the purest form of “Pura Vida.”

Since its inception nine years ago, the ocean-adjacent jungle paradise has steadily upped its game. By creating stages and structures inspired by and made in the local Tico way and hosting a reforesting program which has planted more than 12,000 trees in the past seven years, Envision has constantly challenged the status quo, both in relation to music and community. Through hard work and positivity, the festival has built a committed fan base. It’s clear the organizers have no plans on letting them down.  

The music and arts festival’s tide is set to draw in some of the most eclectic underground and hard-hitting acts from around the globe. San Francisco’s Tycho will serve silky sweet psychedelic ambiance. Denver’s GRiZ will be Chasing the Golden Hour, Hawaii’s troubadour Trevor Hall will surely serenade many back tent-side, and as the sun goes down and the stars come out, the music and the loving won’t come to a halt.

Envision plans to deliver the sounds of Burning Man, with Robot Heart and All Day I Dream leader Lee Burridge alongside latin house master Nicola Cruz. A fan favorite and France’s greatest export of bass blasting tunes CloZee will be making her fourth appearance tucked under the jungle shade of Uvita. This is truly a festival with a focused intention: to educate, entertain, and awaken higher consciousness all in an organic fashion. Join the natural harmony, flame spinning, ocean waves, and incredible music from February 28 to March 3 — even the howler monkeys will be getting down. 

Tickets are available here.

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Good Morning Mix: Random Rab crafts a soothing sunrise ‘Mourning Mix’

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Random Rab is carving out his own niche in the west coast electronic music scene and beyond. As the musical brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and singer Rab Clinton, the producer’s patently beautiful approach to melodic live performance has earned him the title “Master of Emotion” among his Bay Area underground following. It’s no wonder why his distinct brand of uplifting downtempo has become a highly-regarded sunrise activity at gatherings like Burning Man.

Equipped with impressively dynamic sonic range — from Arabic-influenced trip-hop, to classical pieces, and bass-driven compositions — his musical repertoire is considered powerfully resonant, standing on its own as a distinct hybrid genre. It has commonly started to draw seas of audience members practicing morning yoga rituals at his infamous sunrise sets.

Random Rab’s widely-acclaimed “Mourning Mix” offers a unique lens into his sonic enterprise that is organic, moving, and easily relatable. Rab constructs a carefully-curated ambient mix of original titles explaining,

“This is a mix for mourning the loss of those who have departed. This is also a mix to honor those who may be departing soon. I made this for a friend who lost someone close to him. There are a lot of songs that you may have already heard. There are a few unreleased versions and new stuff too.”

All songs written and produced by Random Rab
1. Dreaming Beneath the Snow (feat. Katie Grey)
2. HymnalAYA (feat. Rigzin)
3. Apparently (feat. Katie Grey)
4. For My Corpse
5. The Whisper (feat. Rena Jones)
6. The River (feat. Ilya Goldberg on mandolin)
7. Requiem
8. K’khana
9. Palace (feat. Sasha Rose)
10. The Sweetest Death
11. Weary Branches
12. Dune’s Lullaby
13. Final Transmission