ESCAPE WITH MITCH
We met Mitch working at ksubi in about 2006. He was a wee grom from Manly in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. He was always very talented. One day we gave him a rather underwhelming brief to make a bunch of sea creatures from cardboard boxes for a window display and what he created was pure unbridled art. The fast, handsome, Gemini slashie recently returned from living in NYC and took some time to have a quick chat and make this beautiful little re-set mix. We find it perfect for the morning ease into WFH sitch.
What does escape..
Feel like A moment in time where I am thinking about nothing but that moment.
Taste like Salt water on your partners lips.
Smells like A late afternoon westerly breeze over the sea.
Sounds like A chord that holds on and on.
Where are you right now?
Right now its early morning in my backyard - the sun warming my face, the waves are flat.
How is your real life escape to Costa Rica? Tell us about it. What made you go? What did you do? Did anything life changing or unexpected happen? Did you meet anyone who left a life impression?
Costa Rica is such an amazing place - At the time I was living in New York dealing with a broken heart my lifestyle was pretty wild, a 7 day week of partying whilst working across different agencies that creatively I wasn’t connecting with. My family was headed to America for work on the west coast, I hadn’t seen them in a long time so we planned an escape from New York trip and chose to meet in Costa Rica. We stayed in a place that is on the coast of the Nicoya peninsula called Nosara, a small community of the most beautiful people that spreads from the edge of a nature reserve across the mountains to the coastline thats covered in waves and wildlife. Everyday I would wake up at 5:00am grab my board get on my motorbike and travel through the rainforest looking for waves, most mornings howling monkeys would chase me down our dirt road - we became friends in the end. Surfing Nosara is amazing due to its constant swells and that feeling of searching an unknown landscape some parts still untouched. The feeling of being back in nature with family, the sound of the ocean and taking time to let yourself breathe was really important for me. It definitely changed my life approach and helped me reset and make some decisions to benefit my mind.
How are you soothing the mind body and soul during this crazy time.
Right now we are in a crazy position but feel it's been coming for a long time. For me I’m slowing everything down using the time to create something positive out of the situation by creating music and drawings daily. I’m truly thankful to be in Australia right now and appreciative that nature is having a moment of recovery.
Any recommended movies to watch, books to read, music/podcasts, recipes to cook?
Sure thing, well up above is a short meditative-like mix made for you guys and movie-wise here’s a few of my favourites -
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
After Hours (1985)
Out Of The Blue (1980)
Blood & Blacklace (1964)
Blow Up (1966)
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
Panic In Needle Park (1971)
What is the future looking like?
Hopefully by now we our eyes are open and we all start looking at how to restore our planet and working together to create more open-minded communities.
Whats at the end of your rainbouu?
Love, always love.
Words by Jeet Pavlovic