In our popular 25 facts series, Fliptrix – Patterns of Escapism is the latest feature. Check out the 25 facts from the High Focus general below.
The album was originally going to be called ‘Circadian Rhythms’ until I came up with the name ‘Patterns Of Escapism’ and ran with that instead. (Download here!)
The large majority of the album was recorded by myself in my home studio.
The title track ‘Patterns Of Escapism’ was originally recorded to another beat but I decided to remix it and when I found the beat that we used, the second I heard it, I knew it was the one.
I actually started making the album before I made ‘Polyhymnia’ got sidetracked with that project and came back to this one afterwards, however taking the time with this one really helped me to get all the perfect beats and make a really cohesive album that I’m very proud of.
The ultimate don Chemo mixed and mastered the album all the way from Bangkok.
Ocean Wisdom first rapped me the verse for our collaboration track ‘Burn It’ when myself, him and Molotov were getting high in park in Athens Greece before we had to catch a plane home. The first time I heard the bar I knew it was gonna be a heavy track.
My long time old school homie RunOne played the piano you can hear in the chorus of the track ‘Diamond Tone’.
Often when I was recording in my yard my cats would attack my leg as the headphone cable was flying around whilst I was rapping and they thought it was a fun game. It resulted in me getting scratches on my leg and fucking up takes but it was pretty jokes all the same.