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"A creative space unlike any other".

Escape is a creative retreat situated outside the big city lights. The ranch functions as an outlet for artists, photographers, writers and filmmakers atop 140 acres of unobstructed views of the high desert spanning some 40 miles to Palm Springs.

"ESCAPE is a celestial delight!" Maharishi Vyasananda

Founded in late 2013 by British-born entrepreneur Rocco Gardner, Escape harbors two state-of-the-art recording studios. The property also features an 80's inspired Soho-worthy bar affectionately named The G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all Time), 3 unique airstreams, a cozy 2 bedroom cottage, a 2 bedroom lodge named The Monastery. Conveniently located a mile or so from music venue Pappy and Harriets, local town Yucca Valley and international airports, the ranch is easily reached whilst maintaining complete privacy. Guests can expect to access local attractions like The Integratron and the Joshua Tree National Park with ease.

Escape has been visited by major publishing song writer camps, artists The Arctic Monkeys, 5 Seconds of Summer, Peaches, Billy Gibbons, Nero, Rüfüs Du Sol, Paolo Nutini, Bob Moses, Jan Blomqvist and MK. The ranch also connects people from all walks of life. From business leaders to spiritual heads... the sky has never been the limit!

PRESS

Never forget a journey to the desert. Don't just take our word for it, read on...

CLIENTS

"The Mojave Desert is about finding the space between the notes." - Hutch

Albert Hammond JR
ARctic monkeys
Bob Moses
Rüfüs du Sol
DALLAS AUSTIN
PEACHES
NAZ TOKIO
BILLY GIBBONS

TESTIMONIALS

The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it.
What's yours? 

"There’s a semi-secret spot out in the desert near Joshua Tree gaining notoriety among music makers of all sorts with good reason. The destination, “ESCAPE” offers recording services on a mighty global scale. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that!... It’s “anything + everything” as a destination for creating superb sonic sounds.

Billy F Gibbons

“ESCAPE is a great place to get away from it all and just focus on being creative. There’s tons of awesome art around the property and the views make it feel like you’re on Mars. It is a great place to write and get inspired”
Jimmy Valance – Bob Moses

“ESCAPE is a truly creative place for any hour of the day!”

Albert Hammond JR. – The Strokes

“At ESCAPE we found a home amongst a landscape of inspiration, a professional, functional studio facility and a family that helped us get in our best musical headspace.”

Jon George – Rüfüs du Sol

"ESCAPE is a true creative dream!"

Neil Strauss – Author / NY Times Bestseller

"ESCAPE Studios is a one-of-a-kind place!"

Producer Dan Heath – Lana Del Rey

"ESCAPE is a celestial delight!"

Maharishi Vyasananda

"ESCAPE is one of my favorite places to record when I need to be surrounded by something magical and I need to shut out the noise of the world. It’s just that...an escape!"
Naz Tokio

"UFOs at ESCAPE? Music has energy vibrations just like the ones that flow through the Universe. We make music at Escape and it sits under the Universe, so... well, why don’t you find out?"
Dallas Austin