Tapping on a CloZee song is like activating a portal. Each track is a gateway to a place on earth or a spiritual realm.
Her Neon Jungle album was influenced heavily by CloZee's time in the lush forests of Costa Rica. The flamenco elements of "Diabólico" originate in southern Spain. Her version of "Baiana" is rooted in the body percussion work and infectious rhythms of the Brazilian group Barbatuques. "Koto" is rife with Japanese influences, particularly the song's namesake—the country's national instrument.
"A lot of those instruments are really tied to a memory of mine," CloZee tells EDM.com. "A lot of countries I've visited. Like the shamisen or the koto. I really remember so many memories of going through the streets of Kyoto, for example, and hearing those street artists. I didn't sample them but that's how I want to use sounds. Sounds that remind me of experiences I've had while traveling. That takes me back there."