Although their musical styles range from psychedelic blues to bossa nova, each of these artists has a uniquely L.A. sensibility as well, drawing inspiration from the histories of the neighborhoods they live in, the natural beauty surrounding them and the mystical currents that many feel are still reverberating from the 60s. This energy in turn has drawn even more artists and musicians to the West Coast. Dukoff aimed to capture this rebirth. Its an energy you can feel, she says. People are being brought together by all this collaboration and friendship and art ... and work! If theyre not recording theyre touring, if theyre not touring theyre writing. Its nonstop. It actually makes me dizzy to think about. Natasha Khan, the musician also known as Bat for Lashes.
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