As we explore self-care as the theme of our autumn issue, Elephant’s music editor Arwa Haider shares her wellbeing playlist, which sees club culture and nightlife as a sanctuary, a “zone where you can transcend pressure”.

 

My playlist begins and ends on the dancefloor, because club culture and nightlife has always represented a kind of sanctuary: a place for reflection as well as revelry, and a zone where you can transcend pressure. Music is inextricably entwined with self-care for me; it’s a constant, vital elixir. My playlist includes various voices that I love, themes of passion, tension and resolution, a defiant streak, and lots of dreamy electronic body music with quieter moments at its core. I hope you enjoy.

Christto & Andrew, Hyper Futurism, 2014. Courtesy the artists and Espai Tactel
Christto & Andrew, Hyper Futurism, 2014. Courtesy the artists and Espai Tactel

 

Elephant Issue 40: Me, Myself and Art

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