Jason Beukes, aka Escapism Refuge was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jason began playing the Drums when he was 13 and you can really hear this man loves making sophisticated patterns and getting absorbed with bringing his beats to life. Now at the age of 22, he is an experienced producer and has been making intricate soundscapes for quite some time now.
He recently finished his studies in contemporary music where he has been able to develop his skills further in music production.
In his own words:
I generally try to absorb as much as I can from my surroundings and try
Paint a picture of I take in, through the sound I create
Jason has an eclectic Musical crate and draws influences from the likes of Radiohead, Bonobo and A Tribe Called Quest to name a few.
Traps EP is an insight to Escapism Refuge and what he is all about as producer.
Masterfully arranged beats, colourful melodies and a nice dollop of bass to get your eardrums immersed inn!
We at Deep Heads are SUPER excited for this one to drop!
Already picked up at an early stage by Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6Music, the Infamous Lefto from Belgium, Zeb Samuels from Deep Heads and Joe Kay from Soulection, this EP is set to get to be the beginning of a very bright future for this excited new talent.